Aided by a blocked punt and two rushing touchdowns from senior Jerry Miles, the Dublin Scioto High School football team came alive in the second half to beat visiting Hilliard Bradley 17-7 in the Spielman Gridiron Classic.

Aided by a blocked punt and two rushing touchdowns from senior Jerry Miles, the Dublin Scioto High School football team came alive in the second half to beat visiting Hilliard Bradley 17-7 in the Spielman Gridiron Classic.

Gabe Shirkey blocked a punt late in the third quarter and the Irish recovered at the Jaguars' 9-yard line. Two plays later, Miles scored on a 6-yard run.

Miles later scored on a 10-yard touchdown run for a 14-0 lead with 6 minutes, 40 seconds left to play.

"The blocked punt was big and it really got us going," Shirkey said. "We knew we could come out in the second half and get down the field."

Sophomores helped guide the Scioto offense, including fullback William Houston, who rushed for 165 yards.

Bradley certainly had its chances. Jeffie Johnson broke free for a 70-yard run in the second quarter, but the Jaguars missed a 36-yard field goal.

Johnson's 32-yard run on the next possession helped push the drive to the Scioto 1 where he fumbled at the goal line and Shirkey recovered.

"Our running back's been watching too much ESPN," Bradley coach Ted Wierzbicki said. "He got to the goal line and held the ball out. He thought he was in, but they recovered the ball.

"We had so many opportunities."

Scioto's Ryan Duncan, who missed two field goals in the first half, hit a 39-yard field goal to give the Irish a 17-0 lead with 2:33 left.

Johnson later scored on a 5-yard run with less than a minute remaining.

"I thought we did a good job of recovering field position in the second half," Scioto coach Karl Johnson said. "The kids played hard. We're still a very young team that's got a lot of improvements to make. We saw some good things tonight."

HILLIARD BRADLEY 0 0 0 7 -- 7

DUBLIN SCIOTO 0 0 7 10 -- 17

DS--Miles 6 run (Duncan kick)

DS--Miles 10 run (Duncan kick)

DS--Duncan 39 FG

HB--Johnson 5 run (Elvasky kick)