Dameon Pierce carried the football 27 times for 265 yards and 5 touchdowns rushing, as the Bainbridge Bearcats defeated Crisp County Cougars, 35-10 on Friday night.
The best touchdown was the most exciting, when Pierce ran 54 yards for a touchdown with 8:40 minutes left in the first quarter.
Pierce’s outstanding performance led the Bearcats to their fifth straight win, the first time Bainbridge has started 5-0 since 1986.
Bainbridge maintained its rank of No. 6 on the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s new poll of the Top Ten football teams in Georgia Class AAAA. The Georgia Sportswriters’ Association poll won’t be updated until later this week, but Bainbridge was No. 8 on that poll going into last Friday night’s game.
Bainbridge had 383 total yards of offense in the win against their region opponent, while Crisp County’s only scoring game on a 28-yard field goal by Brandon Thompson and a 1-yard touchdown run by Aquarian Coley.
See the full stats from the Bainbridge-Crisp County game, compiled by Coach Chip Ariail:
Syrupmakers still learning
The Cairo Syrupmakers’ offense is a work in progress, the team’s coach said.
Under first-year coach Steve Devoursney, Cairo has started 1-3 and been held to just 15 points per game. The team’s latest struggle came Friday night at Region 1-AAAA rival Worth County. The Rams held the Syrupmakers to just two scores, one of which came on a halfback pass late in the fourth quarter. The rushing game churned out just 26 yards. Quarterback John Owens completed 19-of-32 passes, but of those completions were of the short variety.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do. The good thing about it is we’re young. The work we’re doing now is going to pay off for us later, hopefully,” Devoursney said.
Cairo’s offensive line also struggled to protect Owens. The Rams recorded a couple of sacks, including one on a fourth-and-9 at the Rams’ 26 that halted a potential scoring drive.
Read More about Cairo’s game vs. Worth County and see who’s up next for the Syrupmakers at the Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Other High School Football Recaps:
Thomasville vs. Seminole County (AJC)
Brookwood vs. Southland (GISA)(Thomasville Times-Enterprise)
Dougherty vs. Albany
Westwood vs. Terrell Academy
Cairo vs. Worth County
Lee County vs. Mitchell County