Bainbridge fell in the semifinals last season (Source: WALB)
Littleton said the team is inexperienced on the defensive line (Source: WALB)
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -
While most high school football teams began their seasons in the last week or two, Bainbridge kicks off this Friday.
Head coach Jeff Littleton says his inexperienced squad isn't quite where they need to be, but he expects that to improve one game at a time.
The Bearcats motto this year is "good to great."
Last season Bainbridge went 13-1 with its lone loss coming in the semifinals of the playoffs.
This year their are younger, less experienced players beneath those golden helmets.
Due to being off week one, the Bearcats got an extra scrimmage in before games officially count.
After two weeks of evaluating the scrimmages, Littleton is confident his bunch will improve every game.
"Especially on the line of scrimmage up front on defense and the backfield on the defensive side," said Littleton. "We're breaking in some new receivers on offense. We just have some things we have to fix and the two scrimmages has allowed us to do that."
Lerone Broadnax is a third year starter, and he will be leaned on as one of the senior leaders this fall.
"We have some newcomers," said Broadnax. "Young guys that have to get better. If they do their job, we'll be great."
The Bearcats have a tough test ahead hosting lee county this Friday night at home.