What was a slow start for the Jaguars in the first half turned into a second half rout and a record breaking performance by Forestview quarterback, Logan Bradley. The Junior threw five touchdowns, a feat never accomplished by a Forestview quarterback. Logan hit Mykelti Armstrong for three touchdowns (4, 72, and 30). He hit Calvin Johnson for a 42-yard touchdown pass and also hit C.J. Bumgardner for a 6-yard score.
It did not start off smoothly for the Jaguars as Bradley was picked off near midfield by Lincolnton’s Tanner Cantrell, who returned it all the way to the 18-yard line. Lincolnton would punch it in a few plays later with a four-yard run by Darian Roseboro. Braden Willis’s extra point gave the Wolves a 7-0 lead.
Sound Familiar? The Jaguars faced a similar situation earlier this year against Clover when Bradley threw an interception on their opening drive. The Jaguars would end up winning that game by a convincing score of 38-16.
Tonight would duplicate that as Forestview answered the call on their next drive. Freshman runningback Moe Neal got Forestview on the board with an 11-yard run. Colton Rouse’s extra point tied the game at 7-7. Then the Logan Bradley show started. Bradley connected with Armstrong to give the Jaguars a 14-7 lead. That would be the half-time score.
The Jaguars went on a tear in the second half. Forestview’s offense scored 28 third quarter points and the Jaguar defense would not let Lincolnton get any momentum going. Bradley’s touchdown passes to Mykelti Armstrong on two consecutive drives gave Forestview a 28-7 advantage.
Special teams got in other action as Garrett Robinson blocked a Lincolnton punt and Marcus McCluney recoved the ball inside Lincolnton’s ten-yard line. Montavis Rogers would punch it in from the one-yard line to give Forestview a 35-7 lead. Bradley’s 42-yard pass to Johnson capped off the third quarter scoring for the Jaguars. Bradley’s six-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Bumgardner in the fourth quarter made the final 49-7.
“They were a solid team” Forestview head coach Chris Medlin said of Lincolnton “They played us hard the first half and gave us all we can handle. We scored 35 points in the second half and came out and separated.”
Medlin was proud of his team’s effort as a whole.
“The offensive line protected, the defense stopped. The whole team played great.”
“In the third quarter, the snowball started.” Lincolnton head coach Scott Cloninger said “We didn’t have anybody to stop it. We are dealing with adversity. I was happy the first half, 14-7 to (Forestview). Give me four quarters. We’re in a little lull right now. We’re beat up and young.”
Logan Bradley passed for 210 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Forestview sophomore tailback Moe Neal rushed for 115 yards.
Lincolnton will host Highland Tech next week as they resume conference play. Forestview will start their conference schedule next week at Crest.