Damascus runs over Westlake for 3A crown Hornets' Bradley scores 4 TDs, sets state mark

November 30, 1996|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

COLLEGE PARK -- Westlake's defense proved one of the state's stingiest this season, allowing only 55 points and shutting out four opponents during the regular season.

But Chad Bradley and Damascus proved a little too much for the Wolverines, from Waldorf in Charles County. Bradley ran for 296 yards on 41 carries and scored four touchdowns as the northern Montgomery County team rolled to a 41-12 victory over Westlake in the Class 3A state championship last night at Byrd Stadium.

Bradley's four touchdowns gave him 42 in one season and set a state record. His 32 regular-season scores set a new Montgomery County mark.

The 5-foot-8, 175-pound speedster sliced through the Westlake defense all night. He was especially effective in the second half as Damascus (12-1) dominated play to win its third state title in five years.

"Chad just ran hard," said Damascus coach Todd Tunnell. "We knew we were bigger, and we decided we were going to play smash-mouth football and just go after them."

Damascus, which used a 4-yard Bradley run with 32 seconds left in the first half to take a 13-6 lead, controlled play in the second half, scoring 21 straight points to break the game open.

Pub Date: 11/30/96

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