Harris County can run and throwPublished 9:17am Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Harris County High School Tigers, the Bainbridge High School Bearcats’ opponent Friday night in Hamilton, Ga., operate from a spread offense.
“Harris County has an outstanding running back and two excellent wide receivers,” Bainbridge coach Ed Pilcher said.
Tigers running back Esaiah Chapman is leading Region 1-AAAAA in rushing. He has 97 carries for 715 yards, a long run of 65 yards and an average of 143 yards a game.
“Harris County is very balanced offensively,” Pilcher said. “They run the ball 50 percent of the time and pass the ball 50 percent of the time.”
Tigers wide receivers DiQuan Roberts and Tae Crowder are No. 1 and No. 2 in the region in receiving. Roberts has 23 receptions for 331 yards. He has averaged 14.4 yards per reception and 66.2 receiving yards per game.
Crowder has 15 receptions for 213 yards, a 14.2 yard-per-reception average and a 42.6 receiving-yards-per-game average.
The Tigers, who are 1-4 for the season, got their first victory Friday night when they defeated Douglas County, 37-31, in double overtime, in Hamilton. Chapman ran 4 yards for a touchdown in the second overtime to seal the victory.
The Tigers are last in the six-team region defensively, having given up 21 touchdowns. They primarily use an eight-man front, Pilcher said.