UGA Bearcats play well in victory

Published 5:46 pm Monday, October 19, 2009

Several former Bainbridge Bearcats and area football players played well in televised games this past Saturday.

Former Bearcat and current University of Georgia starting middle linebacker Darryl Gamble had two solo tackles and four assisted tackles in the Bulldogs’ 34-10 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville, Tenn. this past Saturday. Gamble now has 36 total tackles on the year, the third highest on the team behind Rennie Curran—his mentor at the linebacker position—and defensive back Reshad Jones.

Former Seminole County Indian Bacarri Rambo had three solo tackles and a pass breakup for UGA. Rambo’s two interceptions on the season, both of which came during the Bulldogs’ loss to Louisiana State Tigers, tie him for the team lead with Brandon Boykin and put him tied for thirteenth in the statistical category among Southeastern Conference players.

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Former Bearcat Nick Williams had a solo tackle and Shawn Williams of Early County had an assisted tackle in the game for the Bulldogs.

Former Bearcat and University of Arkansas defensive tackle Malcolm Sheppard had a solo tackle and a solo tackle for a loss in the Razorbacks’ 23-20 loss to the Florida Gators in Gainesville, Fla. this past Saturday. Sheppard also tipped away one of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow’s passes.

According to the Associated Press, Southeastern Conference refereeing officials said Tuesday there was no video evidence to support the personal foul called against Sheppard in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game.

Former Bearcat and fellow Razorback Ray Dominguez started the game at offensive tackle.

NCAA Division II players

Former Bearcat and Benedict College quarterback Patrick Riley rushed 12 times for 71 net yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers’ 28-14 victory over Kentucky State in Frankfurt, Ky., on Saturday. Riley also completed six of 11 passing attempts for 55 yards in the game, according to statistics on the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Web site,

Bruce James II played his first game as a freshman defensive back for Tuskegee, getting a solo tackle in the Golden Tigers’ 35-15 loss to Alabama A&M on Oct. 3. James and his teammates will play a big game against Albany State University in Albany on Oct. 24.

Former Bearcat running back Mike Brown plays for the Valdosta State Blazers and has played in all seven of the team’s games this year. He is the team’s third-leading rusher.

This Thursday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m., the CBS College Sports cable channel will broadcast live Valdosta State’s home game against North Alabama. CBS College Sports is Mediacom channel 171, DirectTV channel 613 and Dish Network channel 152.

Former Bearcat Brandon Thompson is a redshirt freshman linebacker and No. 41 for the Concordia College Hornets of Selma, Ala. Thompson had four tackles and a blocked punt in his team’s 20-12 victory over Edward Waters College of Jacksonville, Fla. on Saturday, according to BHS statistician Chip Ariail.