Bainbridge sets scoring record against Harris County

Published 10:50 pm Friday, November 1, 2019

Bainbridge poured on the points Friday night against Harris County (5-5, 1-3 Region), taking a 49-point halftime lead on its way to beating the Tigers 68-14.

The win marks the highest scoring game in Bainbridge program history and cements a playoff spot for the team.

“This is a culmination of hard work and great effort and great attitude at practice,” said coach Jeff Littleton, “That’s what it takes to have a championship team.”

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The Bearcats (6-3, 1-2 Region) snapped a three-game losing streak and played an emotional game coming off a tough loss at home to Warner Robins last week. Players were celebrating big plays on the field, cheering each other on from the sideline and showing eagerness to get back out and make another play.

“Stuff like that helps get the excitement going,” said Littleton.

Littleton has harped on his team focusing on the little things throughout the season. It all came together better than anyone could have expected against Harris County. Two blocked punts, a pick-6 and a humming offense put up touchdown after touchdown.

“If you do your job, then the unit comes together and good things happen,” said Littleton.

On Harris County’s first possession, the Tigers scored on a 62-yard pass play.

Bainbridge responded with a 7-yard touchdown from Deyon Bouie, back-to-back blocked punts, a 29-yard touchdown run from Rashad Broadnax and a pick-6 from Jaylyn Peterson made the score 28-7 after the first quarter. If there was an opportunity to score a touchdown, Bainbridge seized it no matter who had the ball.

Broadnax scored again on a 29-yard run to start the second quarter, Bouie ran a 62-yard speed sweep for a touchdown, Tahari Tate stripped the ball from a Harris County player and returned it for a touchdown and Michael Ryan caught a 24-yard pass in the end zone to make it 56-7 at the half.

The clock ran without stopping for the majority of the second half.

Bouie had another touchdown in the fourth quarter on 63-yard catch and run across the middle from quarterback Quayde Hawkins, followed by a missed PAT. Backup running back Trey Bouie capped the game on a 58-yard touchdown run with less than a minute left in the game.

Bainbridge will look to finish its region schedule strong next Friday when the Bearcats host Thomas County Central for Homecoming. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Field.