It has been nearly half a century since Bradwell and Southeast Bulloch have faced each other, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association. The GHSFHA says the Tigers last played Southeast Bulloch in 1966 and 1967. In both of those games the Yellow Jackets were the winners.
The Yellow Jackets are senior heavy in several skilled positions, according to maxpreps.com, and return quarterback Caleb Carter.
However, the Yellow Jackets are coming off a 35-13 loss against Richmond Hill last Friday in their season opening game.
The Tigers are looking at sophomore quarterback Quin McMassey to run the offense this season.
McMassey didn’t get a chance to develop the passing game last week in their opening loss to Liberty County High. But he did go 1-of-4 for 35 passing yards. McMassey also led the team in rushing yards with 96 yards and a touchdown.
With running back Kevin Harris out with an injury Corth Nelson has stepped up to the starting spot. In the preseason game he rushed for 143 yards.
Last Friday he had 83 yards on 19 carries. The Tigers also have depth in the position. Imari Hurte made the one reception for 35 yards and also rushed for 42 yards. Christian Evans came in and rushed for 32 yards on 7 carries and sophomore Keron Mason rushed for 21 yards.
Senior Terrius Crimiel led the defense with 4 total tackles and had 5 kick-off returns for 82 yards.
The Tigers and the Yellow Jackets both run the Wing-T offense, so expect big numbers in the ground game.
Last year the Yellow Jackets went undefeated in region 6-AAA at 5-0 and advanced to the Class AAA playoffs, but lost in the first round. They were 7-4 overall.
Kick-off in Brooklet is at 7:30 p.m.