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By Kevin Smalls. - Newberry, Florida The stands were packed to see the rivalry game between the Sante Fe Raiders and Newberry Panthers. Both teams came into the game with the same game plan – that was to run the ball. But, only one team was able to successfully put points on the board on different occasions. The Raiders came out the gate, pounding the ball on the ground. It only took senior FB/MLB Darrius Powell two carries to put the Raiders on the scoreboard with a 7-0 lead—only taking 1:02 off the game clock. The quick score didn’t startle...

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By Wes Trotta. - Bradford, FL. Heat, stress and rivalry all cause high emotions. Combine all three, and you get the opening season football game for the Bradford Tornadoes and the Baker County Wildcats. After battling it out in the sweltering heat, the Tornados started their season 1-0 in dramatic fashion, defeating the B.C. Wildcats 27-24. This win did mean a little more considering this is the first time these teams have played in three years. Tornadoes head coach, Brian Tomlinson, had this to say after the game: “Whenever it’s your biggest rival, I mean shoot, you can’t beat it.”...

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