James Johnson (football)

Bruton wins at King William in Smith's head coaching debut

Bruton wins at King William in Smith's head coaching debut

Bruton snapped a 19-game losing skid on Thursday, winning 28-14 at King William High in Tim Smith’s head coaching debut.

The Panthers had last won in 2015 on the same field to open the season against the Cavaliers, when junior Josh Uvodich was a freshman.

Uvodich sealed the win Thursday with an 85-yard interception return for a touchdown to push the Panthers ahead three touchdowns as King William threatened to draw closer.

“It’s a big relief,” Uvodich said, “but it’s only one more step to another win; lay another brick here and hopefully we can keep building from here.”

TURNING POINT

After Bruton’s opening touchdown put the visitors up 7-6,...