Tornadoes defeat Indians, improve to 11-0 in flag football

Bradford’s Ar’Nayshia Griffin (left, background) is pictured intercepting a pass in the Tornadoes’ first game against Keystone this year. She intercepted a pass in the teams’ second meeting as well, which the Tornadoes won 25-0. File photo by Cliff Smelley.


Telegraph Staff Writer

Nichelle Brown, Ar’Nayshia Griffin and Jada Hankerson each had an interception as the Bradford High School girls flag football team recorded its eighth shutout, defeating visiting Keystone Heights 25-0 on April 6.

The defensive effort also included a team-high seven tackles by Hankerson. Brown added five tackles, while Jamissia Williams recorded two sacks.

Bradford’s offense was powered by quarterback Griffin completing 14 of 30 passes for 245 yards. Khamyra Hankerson caught three passes for 90 yards, while Brown caught six for 90 yards. Jada Hankerson had three receptions for 45 yards.

Griffin also led the rushing attack, gaining 35 yards on five carries.

The Tornadoes (11-0) travel to play Oakleaf on Wednesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. and will conclude the regular season with a home game against Columbia on Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m.

Bradford will host a District 2-1A quarterfinal game on Tuesday, April 18, at 6 p.m. If the Tornadoes win, they’ll advance to the semifinals, which will be held at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, at BHS.

BHS will serve as the site for the championship game, which will be Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m.