Norris leads jayvee Bearcats over Worth

Published 5:07 pm Friday, September 9, 2011

Quarterback Preston Norris threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more  Thursday at Centennial Field to lead the Bainbridge High School junior varsity Bearcats to a 28-20 victory over the Worth County High School junior varsity Rams, from Sylvester.

The win evened the junior varsity Bearcats’ record at 1-1. They lost 22-12 to  Thomas County Central on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Centennial Field.

The Bearcats went ahead 6-0 when Norris dropped back to pass and found wide receiver Victor Bodison running open down the left side.

He hit him in stride for a touchdown putting the Bearcats ahead 6-0 with 6:35 left in the first quarter. The scoring play covered 60 yards.

Isiah Brown tried to run in for the two-point conversion but was stopped short.

The Rams took an 8-6 lead with 8:57 left in the second quarter clock when they completed a 25-yard touchdown pass and ran for the two-point conversion.

The Bearcats went back ahead 12-8 when Norris ran up the middle and broke loose for 80 yards and a touchdown with 5:59 left in the second quarter. He tried to throw for the two-point conversion but the pass was incomplete.

Norris ran off the left side for 5 yards and a touchdown with 4:57 left in the second quarter, and threw to Tadarious Green for the two-point conversion to give the Bearcats a 20-8 lead.

The Bearcats’ final touchdown, which put them up 26-8, came on a 20-yard pass from Norris to Bodison with 2:08 left in the second quarter. Tremain McCray ran in for the two-point conversion to send the Bearcats to halftime with a 28-8 lead.

Worth County came back in the second half, but the Bearcats’ defense was able to hang on for the eight-point victory.