Bearcats’ polls and college update

Published 1:47 pm Friday, October 2, 2009

With their loss to Westside High School of Macon last Friday, the Bainbridge High School Bearcats football team is no longer included in the Georgia High School Football Daily/AJC team rankings, or in the Georgia Sportswriters’ Association poll.

The Bearcats are still ranked in the coaches’ poll, tied for tenth with Apalachee, a high school near Winder, Ga. The Bearcats are still considered one of the strongest AAAA teams considering the abilities of their opponents, according to Georgia High School Football Daily.

Westside-Macon is ranked No. 2 in the AJC poll and No. 1 in the coaches’ poll.

Seminole County, with a 4-1 record, are ranked No. 6 among Class A teams in the coaches’ poll. The coaches poll places Miller County, who has a 4-1 record, at No. 7 in Class A.

Former Bearcat update

University of Georgia linebacker Darryl Gamble had three assisted tackles in the Bulldogs’ 20-17 win over Arizona State on Sept. 26. Former Seminole County Indian Bacarri Rambo had an interception and a pass breakup for the Bulldogs.

Former Bearcat Nick Williams and Shawn Williams of Early County also saw playing time for UGA.

University of Arkansas defensive tackle Malcolm Sheppard had three solo tackles, including one for a loss of three yards, in the Razorbacks’ 35-7 loss to Alabama. Arkansas offensive lineman Ray Dominguez also played in the game.

Patrick Riley of Benedict College, rushed for 115 yards and completed three passes for 76 yards in the Tigers’ 24-13 win over Concordia-Selma on Sept. 19.

Former Bearcat running back Rashard Russell has now played in three games for Savannah State University.