Bronson falls to St. Joseph Academy

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ST. AUGUSTINE -- Quintell Coleman ran the opening kickoff back 90 yards, but that was one of the few bright spots for Bronson in a 51-12 loss to St. Joseph Academy’s football team Friday night.

Coleman caught a 43-yard TD pass before halftime, making the score a respectable 22-12 at the break. But the Flashes exploded for 29 points in the third period and that set up a running clock to finish the game.

St. Joe rushed for 290 yards, while Bronson ran for just 37.

Blake Benedict scored three touchdowns for St. Joe on runs of 5, 5 and 50 yards.

The loss is the fourth straight for the Eagles, who fall to 1-6 for the season. The only victory was a win over Daytona Beach Father Lopez on the road.

Bronson returns home for a match this week with Branford, then has a week off before playing host to Tallahassee Maclay on Nov. 5.

 The season will close with a road game on Nov. 12 in Gainesville against St. Francis Catholic High School.