Chargers set sights on Bainbridge for second long-distance road game in 3 weeks

Published 3:31 pm Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Bainbridge is gunning for its first 3-0 start since 2015.

After beating Cairo last Friday in a hard-fought game that saw the Bearcats get hit with 14 penalties to the Syrupmakers’ one penalty, coach Jeff Littleton is proud of the way his team handled adversity, he said.

“As a unit, it was a good experience because of the highs and the lows in the game,” said Littleton. “I credit our kids for handling that adversity. We didn’t get too high or too low, and we came out on top. We found a way to win the football game.”

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Bainbridge will go on to host North Miami Beach this Friday.

The Chargers (2-0) traveled to Enterprise, Alabama, to open their season on Aug. 23 and won 34-31. They’ll travel more than 500 miles to meet Bainbridge at Centennial Field on Friday.

“They are athletic,” said Littleton. “They scored a lot of points against Enterprise. They came up to Alabama and beat them. They are a well-coached football team and they really show a lot of intensity. They pursue to the ball well on defense and make big plays on offense.”

The Chargers are a spread offense team, and switch between a 3-4 and 4-3 front on defense.

Senior tight end and defensive end Jackson Wheeler is still sidelined with a back injury, and Dante Broadnax is awaiting surgery for a lower leg injury he suffered this summer. Jashon Mitchell, who has been on the sideline with an ankle injury the past two weeks, will hopefully get in Friday’s game.

The Bearcats kick off against the Chargers at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at Centennial Field.