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Bradley Munday continues to excel on Saturdays for Johns Hopkins football

Bradley Munday punctuated his seventh career 100-yard receiving game in the No. 8 Johns Hopkins football team's 52-20 rout of visiting Western New England in a Division III first-round playoff game Saturday with a one-handed catch on a trick play.

After Stuart Walters took a handoff from junior quarterback Jonathan Germano, the junior running back stopped behind the line of scrimmage and floated a pass down the middle to Munday, who had gotten behind the Golden Bears' secondary.

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Munday leaped and stretched his 5-foot-8 frame to catch the ball with his right hand and bring it in while falling to the turf at Homewood Field. The 31-yard grab led to a 23-yard touchdown pass to Walters on a screen pass that gave the Blue Jays a 45-6 advantage with 1:35 left in the third quarter.

"I wasn't sure if I was going to make it to the ball," Munday said. "I stuck my hand out and hoped I brought it in."

Munday has been making those types of plays all year for Johns Hopkins (11-0), which will meet Wesley (10-1) in the second round. The junior caught eight passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns in the victory over Western New England and has 72 receptions for 967 yards and 11 touchdowns this fall.

Munday is tied for third in program history in single-season touchdown catches and ranks fourth in receptions and sixth in receiving yards. For his career, he ranks seventh in touchdowns and catches and became the 10th player in school history to reach the 2,000-yard mark in receiving.

Last month, coach Jim Margraff said Munday has the talent to play Division I football, but recruiters were concerned about his height.

"He's that good of a football player," Margraff said. "He's got a great football IQ. He's a terrific athlete. He makes just spectacular catches. He runs great routes. He's a top, top player at our level."

The Blue Jays have benefited from Munday's decision to join them, and Munday said he is grateful for his personal achievements, and the team's.

"I came into the season with high expectations," he said. "That being said, we play great as a team. My individual success is because of the team's success. Coach Margraff always says individual hard work and accountability leads to team success, and team success leads to individual accolades. I wouldn't even be here without our team playing excellent this year."

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