Candela’s return, Ironside’s experience set up promising 2019 football season


Logan Mize, Sports Editor

Eleven months ago, Hayden Candela was Bearden’s leading receiver, punt returner, and a starting safety.

But the standout tore his ACL against Science Hill on Sept. 14, ending his junior year on the field.

This year, Candela is back healthy along with a senior class that is stronger than ever and ready to continue leaving their mark on the Bearden football program.

“It’s all really about establishing a culture and that really started my sophomore year,” Candela said.

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