Seventh grade wins 30-12, improves to 3-1

Published 9:50 pm Friday, October 1, 2010

The Bainbridge Middle School seventh-grade Bearcats improved their record to 3-1 with a 30-12 Wednesday victory over the Washington Middle School seventh-grade Tigers at Cairo High School’s West Thomas Stadium.

The Bearcats will have an open date next week before returning to action Wednesday, Oct. 13, against the Thomas County Central High School seventh-grade Yellow Jackets at Centennial Field.

Their final regular season game will be Wednesday, Oct. 20, against the McIntyre Park Middle School seventh-grade Bulldogs of Thomasville at Centennial Field.

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The upcoming game with Central could decide the Southwest Georgia seventh-grade football championship,

The Yellow Jackets edged the Bearcats 8-0 on Sept. 1 at Thomas County’s Jackets’ Nest Stadium.

If the Yellow Jackets remain unbeaten until their meeting with the Bearcats at Centennial Field, the Bearcats could jump into first place by defeating them by more than eight points.

The top two finishing teams will play for the league championship with the first-place team hosting.

In their Wednesday win over Washington, the Bearcats jumped out to a 30-0 halftime lead.

Tyree Crump ran 53 yards for a first-quarter touchdown to put the Bearcats up 6-0. Rodney Register tried to run for the two-point conversion but was stopped just short.

Later in the first quarter, Register ran 16 yards for a touchdown and Trey Stubbs ran in for the two-point conversion to increase the advantage to 14-0.

In the second quarter, outside linebacker Jordan Martin, the Bearcats defensive player of the game, intercepted a pass and ran 47 yards for a touchdown. Elsimar Williams ran in for the two-point conversion, giving the Bearcats a 22-0 halftime lead.

Stubbs, the Bearcats offensive player of the game, ran 22 yards for his second touchdown, and Tyree Crump ran in for the two-point conversion giving the Bearcats their 30-0 lead.

The Tigers scored touchdowns on 20 and 15 yard pass plays in the fourth quarter. The Bearcats defense rose up to stop them short on both two-point conversion attempts.