Homecoming court honored Thursday

Published 9:48 pm Friday, October 1, 2010

BAINBRIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL homecoming honorees stand with principal Dr. Marvin Thomas during halftime of Thursday’s homecoming football game between the Bainbridge Middle School eighth grade Bearcats and Washington Middle School eighth grade Tigers of Cairo at Centennial Field. From left, maid of honor Andrecia Jackson, Mr. Bainbridge Middle School Henry Kelly Jr., Dr. Thomas, Homecoming Queen Tameria Levens and last year’s queen, Taylor Austin, who assisted with the recognition.|Brennan Leathers

Bainbridge Middle School celebrated its second-ever homecoming Thursday night, although the school’s 8th grade football team bowed 16-0 to the Washingtom Middle School Tigers of Cairo.

Tameria Levens was crowned BMS Homecoming Queen while 8th grade football player Henry Kelly was named Mr. BMS. Andrecia Jackson was selected the homecoming court’s Maid of Honor.

Miss Levens was escorted by her father Stacey Levens, Kelly was escorted by his cousin Kemyatta Jones and Miss Jackson was escorted by her father Andre Jackson,

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The recognitions came during halftime of the Bainbridge Middle School eighth grade Bearcats 16-0 homecoming game loss to the Washington Middle School eighth grade Tigers of Cairo.

The halftime crownings and recognitions were done by Bainbridge Middle School principal Dr. Marvin Thomas and Taylor Austin, last year’s homecoming queen, who is a freshman at Bainbridge High School.

Washington’s Tigers led the game 8-0 at halftime. They were paced by running back Decourie Gaines, who scored both of their touchdowns and both of their two-point conversions.

Gaines caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jeremiah Hill with just 6.3 seconds left in the second quarter.

With just 10.8 seconds remaining in the game, Gaines ran 16 yards for a touchdown to make it 16-0.

The Bearcats threatened early. Quarterback Trey Miller and wide receiver Victor Bodison connected on a 30-yard pass from the Bearcat’s own 35-yard-line to the Tigers 35-yard-line with 2:58 left in the first quarter. A fumble stopped the drive a few plays later.

BAINBRIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL eighth grade Bearcats receiver Victor Bodison pulls in a pass from quarterback Trey Miller during Thursday’s homecoming game against the Washington Middle School eighth grade Tigers of Cairo.|Brennan Leathers

The eighth grade Bearcats, who are 2-3 on the season, will have an open date next week and close out their season with a Thursday, Oct.14 road game against the Thomas County Central Middle School eighth grade Yellow Jackets.

Kickoff will be at 5 p.m. at Central’s Jackets Nest Stadium.