Bradwell Institute will host Tattnall County this Friday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Hokey Jackson Stadium.
Despite being separated by only 37.5 miles, the Battle Creek Warriors and the Tigers have never met on the football field.
The Warriors are off to a 2-1 start, having lost to Dublin 14-13, but beat Claxton 55-7 and Beach 48-7.
The Tigers are 0-2 and still seeking to snap a 22-game losing streak. They are trying to put together a passing game under sophomore quarterback Quin McMassey. Two games into the season, he’s passed for 81 yards, completing 5 of 13 with only one interception.
The young quarterback has shown versatility in being able to tuck and run the ball to avoid the sack. McMassey has rushed for 152 yards to lead the Tiger ground game. He has rushed in two touchdowns so far as well.
Sophomore Keron Mason is second in rushing with 115 yards. Corth Nelson sat out for a bit last Friday, nursing a foot injury but has 99 rushing yards.
Imari Hurte is leading the Tigers in receptions with three for 54 yards and a touchdown. Leading the defense, are seniors Joshua Ingram and Terrius Crimiel.
Tattnall County went 5-5 overall last year and 1-5 in Region 1-AAA. The Warriors will be led by returning junior quarterback Craige Saxton and senior running back Dobe Calhoun.
Several skill position players are incoming juniors this year for the Warriors, but most, if not all, have plenty experience from last year, much like the returning Tigers.