(8-14-18) According to a Daily Advocate article today, the Bradford Board of Education  accepted the resignation of high school varsity head football coach Chris Hawk, less then two weeks before the start of the season and immediately hired John Cruse as the new head varsity football coach.

Superintendent Joe Hurst talked at the meeting about the low numbers for the football team:

“The first scrimmage, we had 15 (players) dress, which was Tuesday last week. Second scrimmage, which was Friday last week, we had 13 dress, and that was after a coaching change obviously. Talking with the new coach, seeing practices, talking with some of the other coaches and some kids, I’m very optimistic that there will be some more kids join, but at this point … there’s 14 on the team, 13 are allowed to dress.”

Hurst mentioned during the conversation that Cross County Conference officials have requested a meeting with the district after being informed of the low numbers for the Railroaders in their first scrimmage of the year. Both administration and school board say they will continue with the season, despite having just 13 healthy players.

Bradford is scheduled to open the season at home a week from Friday hosting Triad.

2018 Bradford Football Schedule

8/24 Triad
8/31 @ Troy Christian
9/7 @ Mississinawa Valley
9/14 Arcanum
9/21 @ Tri-County North
9/28 Tri-Village
10/5 Miami East
10/12 @ Covington
10/19 Bethel-Tate
10/19 Bethel
10/26 @ Ansonia

Did you know….

  • Bradford was an original member of the Midwest Athletic Conference