Bearcat Fan Day sees players practice in Centennial Field

Published 5:04 pm Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Bearcat players rush out of the locker room onto Centennial Field to kick off their Saturday morning practice. — Powell Cobb


Parents and Bearcat fans filled the seats at Centennial Field last Saturday for a first look at the Bainbridge football team.

After a long summer of workouts and practice, the Bearcats donned full pads for the first time this year and held drills and other situational plays for the crowd to watch and enjoy.

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“It went really well,” Bainbridge coach Jeff Littleton said. “We had a good spirited practice and a lot of the community out there to support us. I got a lot of good, positive feedback.”

Littleton was especially pleased with the crowd turnout. The coach, coming on his third year at BHS, is adamant about generating positive energy around the football team and getting the city involved.

“We’re just trying to create some excitement about Bearcat football,” Littleton said. “We want people to come out and support the kids because they dedicate a lot of their time to be champions on the field. It means a lot when we see the fans behind us.”

Littleton said he and the Touchdown Club are working together to get more of the community involved and put the team out there for all to see.

After working through this week, the Bearcats will approach next week as a game week, Littleton said. Next Friday, Bainbridge will host Cairo for a scrimmage game at 7 p.m.

The following Thursday, Aug. 20, Bainbridge will play Pelham in another scrimmage at Centennial Field before playing Early County on Aug. 28 at home.