In a game that was billed by some as an offensive display, the Bears of Bradley Central downed the Eagles in Cleveland last Friday night by a final score of 21-7.
The dynamic duo of quarterback Dylan Standifer and wide receiver Lameric Tucker proved to be too talented to handle as Standifer connected with Tucker for two long touchdown passes, one in the first quarter and one in the fourth, and Standifer kept the ball for another touchdown in the fourth against a stingy Eagle defense that shutout the high-octane Bears’ offense for two whole quarters.
The Eagles, however, were not looking to be blanked for the first time this season, as they marched down the field and got on the board when senior wingback A. J. Velsaco, who just returned from a concussion suffered against Cleveland in Week One, hauled in a screen pass from Zach Pemberton and took it the distance.
The contest between the Eagles and the Bears was fun to watch as neither defense surrendered much ground during the first three quarters of action with the long touchdown reception by Tucker being the only big play executed by either team until the fourth quarter.
The Bears move to 4-1 on the season, their only loss coming to Farragut in the season opener. The Eagles are now 3-3 as we enter the second half of the regular season, with a monster game with Knoxville Catholic this Thursday night in Knoxville.