The Hilliard Bradley High School football team rolled to a 45-12 win over Franklin Heights in an OCC-Capital Division game on Friday, Sept. 23, but the victory was dampened by an injury to Jaguars running back Blake Scipio.
The senior gave Bradley a 7-0 lead in the first quarter with a 15-yard touchdown run, but left the game later in the quarter with a knee injury.
“He took a shot on his knee,” Bradley coach Mike LoParo said of Scipio. “We don’t know (the extent of the injury), but there is something wrong for sure.”
Bradley improved to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the OCC-Capital, while Franklin Heights fell to 1-4 and 0-2.
Franklin Heights, which had only 19 players available, made it 7-6 on a 20-yard pass from Alex Lesley to Matt German. But the Jaguars scored the next 38 points.
Terell Stanford scored on a 42-yard run to give Bradley a 14-6 lead. He then caught a 78-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Conor Driscoll. The two-point conversion made it 22-6.
Bradley extended its lead to 24-6 with a safety, as Franklin Heights snapped the ball out of the back of the end zone on a punt attempt.
Reilly Butz returned the ensuing free kick 60 yards for a touchdown to make it 31-6 at halftime.
Bradley scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter before Franklin Heights closed the scoring with a 55-yard touchdown run by John Pyles in the fourth quarter. Pyles rushed 18 times for 74 yards.
Bradley’s defense had five sacks and two interceptions.
HILLIARD BRADLEY 14 17 14 0 -- 45
FRANKLIN HEIGHTS 6 0 0 6 -- 12
HB--Scipio 15 run (Gates kick)
FH--German 20 pass from Lesley (kick failed)
HB--Stanford 42 run (Gates kick)
HB--Stanford 78 pass from Driscoll (Stranton pass from Driscoll)
HB--Safety, ball snapped out of end zone on punt attempt
HB--Butz 60 kick return (Gates kick)
HB--Breen 14 pass from Driscoll (Gates kick)
HB--Breen 15 run (Gates kick)
FH--Pyles 55 run (kick failed)