Bradwell Institute will be in Savannah at 7:30 tonight to take on Calvary Day in a non-region game.
The senior-heavy Cavaliers (1-0) were 11-3 last season and went all the way to the state finals before losing to Aquinas.
It appears that the Tigers and the Cavaliers have never met on the grid-iron.
According to maxpreps.com, Cavaliers coach Mark Stroud has guided the team since 2008 and currently holds a 46-22 mark.
“I see a very disciplined football team … they are well-coached and they play fast,” Bradwell head coach Greg Hill noted. “We are going to have to execute and make sure we are hitting our assignments … and we need to cut out all of the mistakes.”
Cavaliers sophomore quarterback Salvador Calderon was 9-for-13 passing for 101 yards and three touchdowns last week.
Hill knows the Tigers will need to step up their passing game after a dismal performance last week. The Tigers went 0-for-3 passing and were picked off once.
“The passing game was limited … you would like to get a balance … so we are looking on improving the passing game,” Hill said.
However, the Tigers made up for it with the ground game picking up 214 yards on 41 carries.
“It was good that we got that many yards … but we have to run harder … we are a little timid right now … we have to be tough in this style of offense,” Hill said.
The Cavaliers tallied 270 rushing yards on 25 carries, with senior AJ Keene going for 189 yards.
Tyrone Riley led Calvary Day in receptions with three catches for 51 yards. Junior Rich Rappa made two catches for 31 yards and two touchdowns.
Trevon McCoy and Luther Echols combined for 160 yards on 17 carries for the Tigers last week and will be expected to carry much of the load tonight, along with senior Stephen Felton.
Defensive captain Isiah Barnes needs to continue making big plays and stops.
Last week against Liberty County, he caused a fumble and had seven total tackles.
Riley led the Cavaliers’ defense in tackles last week with five and all were for loss of yards.