SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2011
Bradley, Davis lead scrimmage at Bolles
The Jacksonville University football team planned to get a good look at their young players Saturday, but a pair of upper classmen stood out in the Dolphins’ scrimmage at Bolles High School.
Junior linebacker Alex Bradley played what he said was one of his best stretches ever and scored two touchdowns while recording a team high 12 tackles to lead the defense.
Bradley, from Middleburg, Fla., returned an interception for a touchdown and followed that with a 54-yard fumble return for a second to lead the defense. He recovered a second fumble and forced two more during the session.
“We had a good game plan and I was in the right place at the right time,’’ Bradley said. “Everybody was doing their jobs right and it was timing football.’’
The session was among the best he has ever played.
“Maybe some games in high school but nothing close to this,’’ he said. “This was one of my best games ever. I had a lot of fun, too.’’
Bradley’s classmate, wide receiver Quintin Davis from Wolfson High School, had five catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns, including a 61-yard scoring pass from freshman quarterback Trevius Folston.
“I felt good this morning and today and I had a feeling it was going to be a good day,’’ he said. “The opportunity came and I did what I had to do. I can’t wait to go to sleep and sleep in.’’
Folston led all quarterbacks as he was 9-for-18 for 162 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Kade Bell was 8 of 16 for 73 yards and a trio of scores.
Freshman running back Jarrius Lindsey led all rushers with eight carries for 74 yards and a touchdown including a 49-yard jaunt.
“I saw the hole, went through it and tried to pull my head back to keep running,’’ Lindsey said.
The team’s camp ends Sunday and coach Kerwin Bell said he is pleased with where the Dolphins are headed.
“I thought we really competed and I think the reason we had a great camp is our mindset,’’ Bell said. “We came out with a mentality to get better every day and every day mattered to this team.’’
The camp’s competition, according to Bell, also contributed to success. “We said this before from 1 to 100 we have the best roster we’ve ever put together here and because of that it has created competition across the board. These guys have competed their butts off against each other. We really went forward from the last scrimmage. I think we’re where we need to be.’’