October 7, 2004
Bainbridge-- Football fans in Decatur County are smiling with the news that their Bearcats have started the season five and one.
And after a week off, the Bearcats return to action tomorrow night for their region opener against the Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets in Thomasville.
Bainbridge High head football coach Greg Guy says it has been 12 years since the Bearcats last won a region title and ten years since they have had winning season.
Last year, the Bearcats posted a 5 and 5 record but missed out on a winning season when they lost in the first round of the state playoffs. This year, Bainbridge needs one more to win to insure a winning regular season but the Bearcats know that "w" will be hard to come by since their final four games will all come against region one-quad-a opponents.
But if the Bearcats continue to play like they have in their first six games, they may just kill two birds with one stone if they can win all four of their region games.
Coach Guy says, "One of those goals was to have a winning season. We can do that. But the thing is that if you go over there and win you cannot get up too high because you got Lee and Ware coming. Ad if you lose you cannot get too low because you have got a chance to get back in it. So, you just have to manage the peaks and valleys, keep a level head and do what you have to do."
"That is what really got us started," said QB Patrick Riley. "Got the momentum going saying what kind of team we wanted to be. We wanted to be region champs and try to set a higher goal and go ahead and go to the dome. And we are pushing on, trying to press on and be the best team we can be."
Bainbridge travels to Thomas County Central, the Yellow Jackets are already 1-0 in the region. Kickoff is at 7:30 Friday night.
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