Bearcats shut out Harris County on Senior Night
Published 10:39 pm Friday, October 26, 2018
Bainbridge wore its black jerseys to commemorate Senior Night on Friday, and the seniors shined.
On the first cool Friday evening this season, the Bearcats rolled to a 49-0 win over Harris County to improve to 2-1 in Region 1-AAAAA, earning them a shot at potentially hosting a first round state playoff game.
Quarterback Quayde Hawkins looked sharp. Receivers ran crisp routes, lineman opened large holes for tailbacks who made quick breakaways. The defense was stingy and special teams was dominant.
It was a complete game, front to back, for the Bearcats.
“It’s an accumulation of a lot of good practices,” said coach Jeff Littleton. “I keep telling everybody we are getting better and better. Tonight shows you that it rewards you for doing things the right way.”
Bainbridge racked up a 35-0 halftime score and continued to keep its foot on the pedal through the second half.
Caleb McDowell score two touchdowns on the night. His first was a long scamper on Bainbridge’s first drive, and his second was a big run that put Bainbridge up 42-0.
Hawkins found Deyon Bouie early in the first quarter for his first touchdown pass of the night, just one of three. Early in the second quarter, Hawkins score against on a pass to Adrian Cooper who put Bainbridge up 21-0. To close the second quarter, Hawkins hit Aaron Spivie on a 21-yard pass right up the middle. Spivie caught the ball, turned and took three steps into the end zone to make the score 28-0.
Spivie made a huge play again while returning a punt as time expired in the second quarter, taking it all the way to the end zone to give Bainbridge a 35-0 lead.
Running back Tevin McRae handled a lot of the carries toward the end of the game. He gave Bainbridge its final score of the night on a 4-yard run to make the game 49-0.
“We are doing the same thing we have been doing all year,” said Littleton. “We are just getting better at it. We’re doing a better job of taking advantage of things the defense is giving us instead of trying to force something.”
Bainbridge’s final regular season game is next Friday at Thomas County Central. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.