Eagles avoid shutout in spring game

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Bronson falls to Hawthorne

By Jenna McKenna

When it was over, Bronson football head coach Al Cooksey sighed and said, “Next year, it won't be like this.”

Bronson lost 46-7 in their home spring game against Hawthorne. It was no optical illusion – the Hornets looked substantially bigger, stronger and faster than the Eagles because they really were.

“We didn't have a lot of our guys,” Cooksey said, noting that between grades and injuries, the Eagles had been decimated over the spring. There were 23 on the active roster; at least five more players - probable starters - were unavailable due to grades.

“I started an eighth grader at cornerback who'd never played but one year of middle school football,” Cooksey said.

“I also started a seventh grader, and for the most part, we really couldn't substitute. But those guys that were out there, they learned a lot.”

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