Bearcats assist Rec. Authority with fittings

Published 9:49 am Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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On Saturday morning, the Bainbridge High School football program teamed up with the Decatur County Recreation Authority to help hand out equipment to the youth football players.

Head Coach Jeff Littleton along with the Bearcat players spent the day helping kids try on and get fitted for equipment like helmets and shoulder pads. As the youth football leagues prepare for their seasons with the DCRA, Bainbridge High School was able to provide them with the opportunity to get all the equipment they need for a successful season.

Not only were the kids able to get their new equipment, they were also able to interact with the coaches and players they see every Friday night and look up to. Players like starting quarterback Bo Smith, linebacker Dontavious Broadnax and wide receiver Kyler Burke spent hours hanging out with the kids, fitting them for equipment, and even giving them some tips for gameday.

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Athletic director Christopher Bryant was pleased with how the event turned out and is excited to host more events with the BDCRA in the future.

“Our coaches and players enjoyed assisting the BDCRA with fitting their football kids with helmets and pads,” said Bryant. This was a great experience that allowed our coaches and players to have a direct impact on these kids as well as get them excited about one day becoming a Bearcat.”

The BDCRA will be hosting tackle football evaluations for ages seven through ten on Tuesday night at the Bill Reynolds Sports Complex. Bainbridge High School football will kick their season off at home on Friday night against Cedar Grove at 7:30 p.m.