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Towriss on Bradshaw: “Chase battles”

“I’ve never seen a kid play harder than him,” is how Coach Towriss describes Huskie QB, Chase Bradshaw. Bradshaw led the Huskies on a wild ride last night, completing a conference record-equalling 38 passes on 60 attempts, for 426 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. “Chase battles,” BT continued to say. “He made some mistakes, but he kept coming back and making good throws and hanging in there. He takes some risks, but that’s the way he is.”

Chase Bradshaw set a Huskie record, and equalled a Canada West record, with 38 completions in a come from behind victory over the Bisons (photo Liam Richards for Electric Umbrella)

Chase spoke with Huskie Outsider shortly after the conclusion of the Dogs’ amazing come from behind victory. “That game was ’1A’ as far as roller coaster rides that I’ve been involved in. I was in quite the game last year (when he led the Hilltops to their second consecutive CJFL title) where we came back with 3 scores in the final 3 minutes of the PFC semifinal in order to beat Winnipeg. There must be something about being able to play teams from that city,” he said with a laugh.

The entire Huskie team, Chase included, endured a rough loss in Calgary, where the team was very short-handed due to several injuries, and the team didn’t execute. Bradshaw had two of his starting receivers, Kit Hillis and Garrett Burgess, back in the lineup last night. “Those guys just made a ton of catches,” he said of the 12 reception effort that Hillis and Burgess each had. “We passed the ball a lot tonight, but that’s what happens when you get down. The guys never gave up – they’re a great group of receivers.”

Despite the talent in the receiving corps, they endured a poor first half where they dropped several passes. Bradshaw’s reaction to their first half troubles speaks volumes about his character: “You know what? Every single one of those balls could have been thrown a bit better; I can’t remember saying to myself, following a drop, ‘I can’t throw it any better than that.’ A lot of those were tough catches; we didn’t make them in the first half and they came out and caught every one of them in the second half.”

Throughout the weekend, there will be a lot more reaction to the game from several members of the Huskies – both players and coaches. Be sure to check back regularly.

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