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Bearcats face road test against Valdosta

The Bainbridge Bearcats will take a road trip on Friday night to face off against the AAAAAA Valdosta Wildcats (1-0).

The Wildcats played Bearcat rival, Warner Robins last Friday night, where they won 28-25. However, Coach Jeff Littleton isn’t worried; he said the Bearcats are up for the challenge.

The Bearcats lost to the Coffee County Trojans last Friday night.

Since then, Littleton said they have been working on their run game.

“We had some trouble with our run/pass options on Friday and we had some discipline problems on defense, but we’ve been working though that in practice,” he said.

Littleton noted that the Wildcats are a pass heavy team and that is something they are going to have to really look out for on the field. He also knows the Wildcats and their coach, Rush Propst are a heavily respected team, but Littleton wants the Bearcats to play against the best of the best.

“We are ready for the challenge,” Littleton said. “We want to play tough teams in order to be ready for the playoffs.”

Littleton acknowledges it will be a challenge going into Wildcat territory.

While it may be a challenge, the team leaders stack up as an even match against the Bearcats.

The Wildcats #11 Tajh Sanders has accumulated 159 total yards per game, while Quayde Hawkins has a total yardage of 145 total yards per game.

Tahari Tate has an average of 19 tackles per game, while Wildcats #8, Jaylin Alderman usually has 14.

Wilcats #6, Ty’li Lewis averages 2 sacks per game, while Bearcats #19 Tevon Moore averages one.

Littleton and the team is ready for the matchup.

The game will begin at 8 p.m. in Valdosta. The field is located at 4590 Inner Perimeter Road in Valdosta, Ga.