Seventh grade holds off Tigers at Centennial Field

Published 3:46 pm Friday, August 24, 2018

The Bainbridge Middle School seventh grade football team had a back and forth game with the Washington Middle School Tigers on Thursday, finishing on top with a 16-12 win.

The Tigers struck first with a 10-yard pass toward the end of the first quarter, but failed onĀ the 2-point conversion to take a 6-0 lead.

In the second quarter, Bainbridge running back Travious Freeman broke left on a sweep play, splitting two defenders before sprinting down the sideline 49-yards for a touchdown. Keenan Phillips took the ball into the end zone for a 2-point conversion, and Bainbridge was up 8-6.

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Washington had a huge halfback pass play later in the half to go up another 6 points. The Tiger receiver caught the ball on the 30-yard line and was out of range of any Bearcat defenders. The 2-point conversion, a quarterback sneak, failed.

With five and a half minutes left in the game, Bainbridge took back the lead for good on a 63-yard scoring run from Freeman. Faced with a third and long, Freeman took the ball and cut back and forth between several Tiger defenders to take it to the end zone. Cam Sanders ran it in for a 2-point conversion, giving Bainbridge a 16-12 lead and ultimately the win.