Bainbridge continues pursuit of undefeated season against Trojans

Published 5:47 pm Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Bainbridge is looking to improve their win streak to 8-0 Friday night as they face off against the Dougherty Trojans at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.

“Offensively, (the Trojans) are similar to us,” Bainbridge coach Jeff Littleton said. “They are a zone-based team operating out of the gun. They are pretty balanced running and passing the ball.”

Dougherty has combined for 35 points over the past five games. On Oct. 2, they were shut out 42-0 by Worth County.

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Last week, the Bearcats defeated Worth County 30-14 at Centenniel Field, and are eager to finish their sub-region B with a 4-0 record to meet the winner of sub-region A in the region championship.

Adding to the excitement of a 7-0 season, wide receiver Tyler Story and running back Dameon Pierce both tied school records against the Rams last week. Friday, Story will be looking to achieve the most catches in a season with 44, and Pierce will be hunting for his 20th touchdown to claim the most touchdowns in a season.

Through seven games, Pierce has 1,044 rushing yards on 153 carries. Story has 43 receptions, 774 receiving yards and five touchdowns.

With an offense that has averaged 29 points per game and allowed 9.5, Littleton still is preparing his team for the Trojans’ A-game.

Defensively, Dougherty runs a 4-3, with strong players in the secondary.

Littleton said as long as his players are handling the details in their games, the bigger picture would come into place naturally.

“The thing we want to make sure we are doing is getting better individually each day,” Littleton said. “We are kind of working on our fundamentals, blocking catching the ball, throwing. Making sure we are running our eyes and our feet through our tackles. We want to focus on ourselves, and the little things fundamentally.”

The Bearcats have taken on the mantra of one play, one day, one game. Everything comes down to the details, and that’s what Littleton said has kept his team undefeated this season.

Bainbridge kicks off against Dougherty at 7:30 p.m. at Hugh Mills Stadium.