Bearcats still in the spotlight

Published 12:18 pm Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The unbeaten Bainbridge High School Bearcats football team are still in the media spotlight as they head for a showdown in Macon against unbeaten Westside High School.

This week, the Bainbridge Bearcats are ranked No. 6 among Class AAAA teams in the Georgia Sportswriters Association poll, No. 6 in the Coaches’ Association poll and No. 8 in the Georgia High School Football Daily/Atlanta Journal-Constitution rankings.

Thanks to the four Bearcats alumni who played in the Georgia-Arkansas college football game last Saturday, Bainbridge was mentioned on ESPN’s national telecast of the game.

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BHS’ next opponent, the Westside High School of Macon Seminoles, also have a 4-0 record and are ranked No. 3 in the sportswriters’ poll. Westside is also ranked No. 4 in the coaches’ poll and No. 4 in the AJC’s rankings.

Another of the Bearcats’ Region 1-AAAA foes, the Hardaway Golden Hawks are also 4-0. They received votes in the latest sportswriters’ poll but remain unranked. Bainbridge will play Hardaway in Columbus on Oct. 16.

The Seminole County High School Indians, who have a 3-1 record, are ranked No. 10 in the coaches’ poll for Class A. They received votes in the latest sportswriters’ poll but were not ranked.

The polls can be found online at and The sportswriters’ poll is distributed to media outlets and also available through the GHSF Daily free email newsletter, which can be joined by visiting