The Bainbridge Bearcats are currently ranked No. 6 on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s list of the Top Ten teams in Class AAAA, and the Bearcats are at No. 8 on the Georgia Sportswriters’ Association Top 10 poll for AAAA.
The Bainbridge High School varsity football team face off against the Crisp County Cougars at Centennial Field in Bainbridge on Friday night, and both players and coaches hope Bearcat fans will come out and support the team.
Bearcat fans have lined the stands at all three of the Bearcats’ home games so far, and even travelled in mass to watch the Bearcats play their archrival, Cairo Syrupmakers. BHS Head Football Coach Jeff Littleton said having fans in the stands making noise truly makes a difference in how well the team plays.
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“It really means a lot to the players to have friends, family and fans in the stands cheering,” Coach Littleton said. “When the fans make noise, and wear their purple and gold, it gets the players fired up.”
Bainbridge, which has 4 wins and 0 losses, will host region opponent Crisp County Cougars, who have 1 win and 3 losses on the season. Crisp beat Dougherty but lost to Worth County, Colquitt County and Lee County, the latter two of which were higher-classification opponents.
Appearing on the Jesus and Jammin’ morning radio show on our Flint Media stations Thursday morning, Coach Littleton said the Bearcats are still focusing on taking one game at a time and trying to get better every week. As for Crisp County, Littleton noted the Cougars have a freshman quarterback and a young offensive line. However, he said the Cougars have a good defense and he is looking forward to the matchup.
Also during Thursday’s Jesus and Jammin’, First National Bank in Bainbridge presented Coach Littleton with a check for $300 to go to the Bearcat Touchdown Club, which supports the football team with meals and travel. The $300 represents the six touchdowns the Bearcats scored last week against Thomas County Central.
Littleton names Bearcats’ Players of the Week
Offensive Player of the Week is Ladarrius Garnes, a junior left tackle. Coach Littleton said, “[Against Thomas County Central], we ran the last 12 plays all to his side.”
Defensive Player of the Week is Calvin Isom, a senior defensive lineman who had 7 tackles against Thomas County Central, including one tackle for a loss. Isom also had one sack and one interception for an outstanding game.
Special Teams Player of the Week is sophomore Devon Morris. Morris played on all special teams units and had several key blocks as a starting defensive end for the Bearcats last week.
This week’s Bearcat award, presented to the player who shows good leadership and character off the field and in the classroom, goes to Martavious Flowers, a junior who plays on the offensive and defensive lines.
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