HS Football: Steven Bradshaw Anchors the Paloma Valley Defense as the Wildcats Prepare for the CIF Playoffs

The Wildcats Linebacker had over 130 Tackles in the Regular Season

Middle Linebacker Steven Bradshaw is the anchor of the Paloma Valley Defense. The senior is looking to help take the Wildcats deep into the CIF Southern Section Division 5 Championship Playoffs. Their First Round opponent will be San Jacinto.

Bradshaw is a tackling machine who has led the Wildcats to a 8-2 season thus far. The regular season loss to Heritage for the Sunbelt League Championship last week is fresh on his mind, and he is confident that the Wildcats will rebound and persevere in the playofffs.

Bradshaw is responsible for 131 total tackles during the 10 game regular season. That’s just more than 13 per game and twice as many as anyone else on the team. He also has 2 interceptions and a sack. He is definitely Paloma Valley’s key defensive leader.

The 6 foot 1, 220 pounder is a to time First team All Sunbelt League Linebacker. He was also selected to the All CIF First team and the All Area Team. As a sophomore, Bradshaw earned 2nd Team All league Basketball honors.

Bradshaw has the speed to drop into coverage and the power to stuff runs” said Paloma Valley Head Coach Tom Tello. “It’s because he is always flying to the ball”.

Although a imposing force on the field,Bradshaw tends to be quiet around people he doesn’t know. “I have a tight knit group of friends’ said Bradshaw. “I am very close to my brother and his girlfriend Gabby and my sister Krystal. I Enjoy watching football and basketball and am very close to my parents, Karen and David Bradshaw”. His brother Mathew is playing basketball on a scholarship at Stanislaus State. n

His short term goals is to be playing football past Thanksgiving. He would also like to earn a scholarship and play college football. The linebacker currently has offers from Dixie State, Chadron State, Dordt College, Cincinnati Christian and Kansas Wesleyan.

This tough, physical, determined young athlete hates to fail or lose. The Wildcat defense is in the right hands.

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