High School Sports

Chris Bradley, Modesto High


Modesto, quarterback

It didn't take long for Chris Bradley to enjoy the benefits of playing quarterback in Modesto High's spread offense, which has four receivers on the line of scrimmage and the quarterback operating out of the shotgun. In his second game, Bradley set school records for single-game passing yards (353) and touchdowns (five) in a thrilling, 41-39 loss to Franklin of Stockton.

"We were using this offense last year, but then we lost three receivers and went to Plan B," said coach Rod Long, whose quarterback was 17 of 37 and also ran for a TD. "Quarterbacks love to throw the ball, so they'd love the offense.This is a lot of fun to play and watch."

Bradley has thrown for 560 yards and eight TDs in two games, with just one interception in 72 attempts.

"We've only been sacked once and our offensive line deserves credit for giving Chris the confidence to stay back there and make the right reads," Long said. "We have the quarterback and receivers to make this work."