Martin Zaragoza netted a pair of goals, while Miles Christian also found the nylon, plus handed Zaragoza an assist.
Now 2-1-1 on the season and 1-1 in district matches, coach Tucker Blackman praised his squad’s defense, especially Anthony Moniz. “He played some amazing, smart defense that kept us in the game. He shut everything down around him and cleared several balls.”
The first-year head coach was also pleased with the Bears’ recent performance against McMinn County. “They are the best team in the district and we hung with them. Our boys battled the whole way and were only down 2-1 with five minutes to go.”
The Cherokees posted a 3-1 victory in the match with Zaragoza taking an assist from Cody Reynolds for the lone Bradley goal.
Blackman praised senior captain Cody Arrowood’s defensive effort in the match. “He shut down some of the best players around. He was amazing and really did a great job.”
The Bears will be back in action this afternoon at 5:30 as McMinn Central comes to town, plus they will host Grace Christian Academy Friday at the same time.
Bradley will have a pair of key district showdowns with county rivals next week as the Black-and-Gold travels to Walker Valley Tuesday and hosts Cleveland on April 15.