Bradwell’s soccer teams hit their first region road blocks after the Jenkins Warriors defeated both squads Tuesday in Savannah.
The Tiger boys lost 5-1, the team’s biggest defeat since its 6-0 loss two seasons ago against Camden, according to the coaching staff.
"The loss to Jenkins was a big eye-opener for our players and me as coach," Tiger boys coach Tommy Oglesby said. "Being a young team, I believe they finally realized they are going to have to work hard to win games not only during the games, but at practice."
The Lady Tigers were shut out2-0 by the Lady Warriors. Coach Adam Bryie said the girls need to be more cohesive against their next opponent.
"We need to learn to finish on breakaways and play together on defense," he said.
Today, the squads go up against Camden County, Bradwell’s most stringent region opponent.
"Camden is always a huge game for us even when I played back in High School," Oglesby said. "The biggest thing we must do is put the Jenkins game behind us. Obviously we will learn from it, but we can’t allow it to affect us."
The coach said he thinks moving players into different positions and focusing on defensive attacks will help them beat the Wildcats.
The soccer teams play on Olvey Field. The girls kickoff first at 5 p.m. The boys game will follow.