Pilcher liked ground game’s intensity

Published 10:28 am Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bainbridge High School Bearcats head football coach Ed Pilcher thought his team moved the ball well offensively, in their convincing 48-7 road victory over the Northside-Columbus High School Patriots on Friday night.

“I thought  our offensive line did a good job of blocking and our backs ran hard,” Pilcher said Monday morning.

Running back Terry Lewis, quarterback Damian Bouie and running backs Michael Stubbs and Tremain McCray all picked up key yardage.

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“Defensively, we let them have too many third down conversions, but we also made some big stops,” Pilcher said.

The Bearcats head coach said the team needs to concentrate on eliminating mental errors.

“Missed tackles and blocks are going to happen, but we do not need to compound problems with mental errors,” he said. “There was one situation where we thought their punt returner signaled for a fair catch and kind of pulled up. We have got to run on through the play and let the officials make the call.”

Pilcher said the Bearcats, who are 5-3 overall and 2-2 in Region 1-AAAAA, should be coming into Fridaay’s 8 p.m. senior night game against the Dothan (Ala.) High School Tigers at Centennial Field in good health.

Senior football players, band members and cheerleaders will be recognized, along with their parents.


By the numbers

 Bainbridge             Northside   

  26                First Downs         11

54-540             Rushes Yards       29-80

0                 Passing Yards            116

1-0-0                Passes (ACI)         16-6-0

55-540             Total Yards            45-196

1-1                   Fumbles-Lost        2-1

9-65                 Penalties-Yards     2-10

1-42.0              Punts-Avg.            6-35.7

Bainbridge Individual Statistics


Rushing: Terry Lewis 15-254, 3 TD, Damian Bouie 15-134, 2 TD, Tremain McCray 9-58, 1 TD, Isaiah Brown, 6-49, TD, Preston Norris 3-27. Jordan Martin 4-20, team 1- (-2).


Passing: Norris 0-1.


Kickoff Returns: Cameron McDowell 1-32, McCray 1-15.


Punt Returns: McDowell 1-9.