Bearcats set school records

Published 8:27 am Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Congratulations to the Bainbridge High School Bearcats on some school-record-setting performances during their 48-7 Friday night road victory over the Northside-Columbus High School Patriots.

Their 540 rushing yards were a school record. The previous record was held by the 1999 Bearcats, who rushed for 497 yards against the Valdosta High School Wildcats.

Senior running back Terry Lewis’s 254 rushing yards is the third-highest single game total in school history. The single-game rushing record is held by Phillip Bryant, with 270 yards against Dougherty in 1983.

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Lewis needs just 31 more rushing yards to surpass 1,000 yards for the season. He has also rushed for more than 2,000 yards in his career.

Lewis, quarterback Damian Bouie and running backs Michael Stubbs and Tremain McCray have been a force to be reckoned with for opposing defenses this season.

You don’t gain the kind of yardage the Bearcats are racking up on the ground this season without a solid blocking offensive line and the Bearcats forward wall, anchored by senior center Cole Granato, is doing a strong job.

The Bearcats have just two regular season games left. Both are at Centennial Field and both are against high-powered offenses.

This Friday night, they will face the Dothan (Ala.) High School Tigers, at 8 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 9, they will host the Lee County High School Trojans, at 7:30 p.m.

The Lee County game will be particularly important because it will be for the third and fourth Region 1-AAAAA first round playoff spots.

Both teams will be traveling for the first week of the playoffs. The third-place team will play a second place team from Region 4-AAAAA and the fourth-place team will play a first-place team from Region 4-AAAAA.

The next two Friday nights will also feature two very special annual events.

The Dothan game will be senior night, and senior football players, band members and cheerleaders will be honored along with their parents.

The Lee County game will feature the annual Bainbridge High School homecoming queen and her court.