Tigers shutout Bearcats 14-0

Published 8:17 pm Friday, September 24, 2010

The Bainbridge Middle School eighth-grade Bearcats lost 14-0 to Cairo’s Washington Middle School eighth-grade Tigers Thursday at Cairo High School’s West Thomas Stadium.

The loss evened the Bearcats season record at 2-2.

Mike Jones, who coaches the eighth-grade Bearcats with eighth-grade football coordinator Scott Starr, Ell Willis and Blake Carruthers, said he was pleased with the overall play of the offense and defense.

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“We moved the ball up and down the field on offense the whole game,” Jones said. “We just  didn’t get it in the end zone.”

The score was 0-0 at halftime.

“Turnovers hurt, but the young men played hard as they have all season. We got inside Washington’s 4-yard line at one point,” Jones said.

Tramaine McCray did a good job at defensive end, and running back Luke Brown, another two-way starter, played well at offensive right guard and linebacker, Jones said.

Washington’s first touchdown came on a 35-yard, third-quarter run, and the second touchdown came on a 5-yard  run with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game.