Game of the Week: Cleveland seniors looking for first win against Bradley Central
CLEVELAND, Tn. - For three straight years, Bradley Central has had Cleveland’s number, meaning this crop of Blue Raiders seniors have never defeated the Bears. But this year?
"Our defense can stop them. We're not even worried. You just got to watch. Go to the game you going to see," Cleveland senior defensive back, David Dorsey, said.
This isn't the same Bradley Central team though, the difference isn't in how they do things, but who they put out on the field.
"I know Bradley's got some youth right now and stuff, but when you're Tray Curry type of youth, you're okay," Cleveland head coach, Scott Cummings, said.
The Bears sophomore stud has been sidelined due to an ankle injury, but you can expect him come game time, because, as his head coach so eloquently puts it.
"If you need any motivation getting ready for Cleveland, playing for Bradley, then you don't need to be playing football," Bradley Central head coach, Damon Floyd, said.
No one wants to go winless against their rival in their high school career. So, you can say there's an added motivation on the Blue Raiders side. But, when this one kicks off, none of that will matter, because it's all about pride. It is Bradley-Cleveland after all.
"You know at the end of the day it is a rivalry game. There'll be a whole lot of people here. Our student body and teachers let us know every day, that it's Bradley week, but at the same time you got to keep your wits about you. You got to do all the little things because it is a football game and it is a region game," Cummings said.
"We all ready. It's my last Bradley year. Man I'm just going to play for them and just go hard. Play for my team and just go hard. Play a good game, Bradley and Cleveland," Dorsey said.