Bradley has been bitten by turnovers throughout its 2-4 start, committing four last week in a 38-21 loss to Division I state runner-up Pickerington Central. That respectable loss, and others to state-ranked Hilliard Darby and Marysville, had UA’s attention coming in and the Bears pounced quickly.
Monnin’s throw from his own end zone settled softly into Cannon’s hands at the 40 and he left the single coverage paid him on the edge only a plume of exhaust on his way to a 95-yard touchdown.
He threw a 12-yard touchdown pass in the waning seconds of a 42-41 win over Reynoldsburg in which Gresock rushed for 382 yards. That victory certainly didn’t come as designed, given a 34-14 third-quarter deficit the Bears overcame.
Defensive shutouts in Weeks 4 and 5 also proved surprising.