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Bearcats to play Houston County

BAINBRIDGE QUARTERBACK Quincy Fortson rushes for a long run during the Bearcats’ victory over Northside-Columbus last Friday night. Bainbridge travels to face Houston County on Saturday. | Jeff Findley


The Houston County High School Bears, the Bainbridge Bearcats’ Region 1-AAAA opponent Saturday at 7 p.m. in Warner Robins, operates out of a spread offense.
“Houston County’s offense is usually equally divided between the run and the pass,” Bearcats head coach Ed Pilcher said Monday.
The Bears offense is run by senior quarterback Taylor Ring, who has completed 91 of 167 passes for 975 yards and four touchdowns. Ring has also run the ball 65 times for 160 yards and three touchdowns.
The Bears’ leading rusher is senior running back Travis Hunter, who has 71 carries for 297 yards and one touchdown.
Defensively, the Bears feature senior linebacker Matt Stagg, who leads them in tackles with 45 — 33 solo and 12 assisted.
“Houston County has good players on both sides of the ball,” Pilcher said. “They will be ready and we will have to play well to beat them.”