Bainbridge High School - Bearcats
Head Coach: Ed Pilcher
Coaching Staff: Leonard Guyton, Tom Wheeler, Larry Cosby, Kevin Cochran, Tommy Gilstrap, Brian McCorkle, Jodie Sprinkle
Principal: Tommy Howell
2008 Record: 6-4
Type of Offense: Veer
Type of Defense: Multiple
2009 Outlook: We look to be improved. Offensive line is a question mark along with linebacker corp. Overall team speed and quickness is good. Still trying to establish consistency on both sides of the ball, but our kicking game should be good.
RB: Thomas Smiley 5'9" 170lbs SR
C: Jackson Kendrick 5'10" 170lbs SR
QB: Rohan Gaines 5'11" 180lbs JR
OL: Jim Griffin 5'8" 185lbs JR
TE: Markeith Chrispen 5'10" 205lbs SR
SS: Jonathan Warren 5'9" 160lbs SR
DE: Mike Gordon 5'8" 175lbs SR
DL: Qwtavious Middleton 5'10" 245lbs JR
DB: Shawn Sanvels 5'10" 170lbs JR
WR: James Hudson 6' 175lbs SR
LB: Brandon Linzy 5'10" 185lbs JR
K/P: Keenan Adams 5'9" 165lbs JR
When Bainbridge head coach Ed Pilcher arrived in town last year he brought with him a veer option attack that won him five state titles at Thomas County Central
The veer has produced championships but it is not easy to learn.
Coach Pilcher is hoping the learning is over for his Bearcats in year two.
Coach Pilcher has found his option quarterback in Rohan Gaines and Thomas Smiley is settling in as the breakaway back.
The Bearcats will throw the football and have a great target in former quarterback James Hudson who is now at receiver.
The questions marks for this team will be on the offensive and defensive lines.
Rebuilding those units should be a bit easier with coaches and players on the same page.
Ed Pilcher said "Our kids know what we expect from them. It is just so much better right now. I don't know if we are any better. Our kids are working very hard and they are doing a great job for us at this point."