Jordan Mitchell landed a backhand punch against Anthony’s brow. The skin split, pouring blood into his eye. Falling back to the ground, Anthony covered the wound and winked up at the bully, who drew back his leg for a kick. Anthony raised both his legs, lashing one out to kick Jordan’s shin. The bully toppled, and Anthony moved his other leg so Jordan’s chin would connect with his knee, clapping Jordan’s teeth over his tongue.
Screaming almost girlishly, Jordan covered his mouth as he rolled onto his side.
Anthony didn’t have time to gloat before Jerry Burke and Emmit Lane drove kicks into the small of his back. He rolled into a ball, trying to keep the boys from kicking his head.