"People sometimes ask me if my name is actually Bradley or Bradford. I quickly tell them, "No. It's just plain old Brad."
Well, this week, I'm going to go against my words and try something new. With that, I present to you "The Bradleys." These awards -- which have no cash value -- are being given out to honor some of the top performers of the 2012 WPIAL football season.
• MVP -- Thomas Woodson, Gateway. After putting up solid, but unspectacular numbers in his first two years as a starter, Woodson elevated himself to the upper echelon of WPIAL quarterbacks by throwing for 2,395 yards and 23 touchdowns in helping the Gators win the Class AAAA Foothills Conference title. Woodson, a senior and Arizona recruit, had perhaps his best game in a 62-14 win against Norwin, completing 10 of 13 passes for 280 yards and five first-half touchdown passes. In a 42-7 triumph against Altoona, Woodson threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns. Woodson was third on the team with 245 yards rushing and ran for three scores."