Middle School Bearcats fall short to TCC

Published 9:27 am Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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The Bainbridge Middle School 7th and 8th grade teams came up on the short end to Thomas County in their season openers 20-8 at Centennial field on Wednesday in the 7th grade game and 20-0 in the 8th grade game at Thomas County on Thursday.

In the 7th grade game, Thomas County took an 8-0 first half lead, with 3:12 left in the first quarter, as the Yellow Jackets scored from one yard out and followed a two point pass conversion, which proved to be the only scoring of the first half.

In the second half, Thomas County scored their second touchdown with 2 minutes remaining in the third on a 5- yard run. On the 2pt conversion, Bearcat Safety Jeveen Breedlove came up and tackled the back short of the goal, making the score 14-0.

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With 1:27 remaining in the third the Bearcats struck paydirt as running back Alejaendro Thomas went up the middle and broke free for a 61- yard touchdown. Breedlove ran in the two point conversion to close the Yellow Jacket lead at 14-8.

In the fourth Quarter Thomas County added a final score with 5:53 left on a three yard run to give the visitors a 20-8 lead. Bearcat Outside linebacker Damian Price tripped up the back to thwart the Yellow Jackets two point conversion attempt.

Last Thursday in Thomasville, the Bainbridge 8th grade team lost to Thomas County 20-0 at the Jacket’s nest.

Thomas County scored in the first on a 1 yard pass play with 5:43 left and kicked the point after to take a 7-0 lead. In the second half Thomas County scored following two Bearcat turnovers.

With 3:36 left a Yellow Jacket defensive back stepped in front of a Bainbridge pass intercepting it and raced 45 yards for the score. The run for the two point conversion failed and Thomas County had a 13-0 lead.

On Bainbridge’s 2nd play following the ensuing kickoff Thomas County intercepted another pass and returned it to the Bearcat six yard line.

On the next play Thomas County scored on a run and then converted the point after kick for the final scoring in the game, with 1:27 remaining in the third, making the score 20-0
Both defenses rose up in the fourth period that maintained the final score.