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Bring on the Wolverines, Tigers ready for playoffs
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Today is the day for Bradwell’s soccer team. After a long, grueling season where they finished second in Region 3-AAAAA at 11-3, the Tigers host Union Grove at 4:30 p.m. at Lewis Frasier Middle School.
For a team with several under classmen, the Tigers don’t seem nervous about their first playoff game since 2002.
“They are focused on what they have to do and are ready to go,” BI coach Greg Cooke said. “They are looking forward to this.”
Cooke believes that if the Tigers play their best, then they have a good shot of winning.
“I believe we can match up with any team in the state,” he said. “It depends on how we come out and play. If we play our game, I believe we can come out on top.”
Cooke has not seen the Wolverines (11-5) play  5) play but said they have a pretty good offense and that playing any team from the Atlanta area is always tough.
“We have to come out and play the way we have all season long,” Cooke said. “We can’t look past any teams. The team is revved up about this game.”
For the Tigers to succeed, Cooke said they must capitalize on scoring opportunities.
“It’s been an issue all season long. When we get one-on-one’s, we must be successful. That’s what seperates playoff teams from non-playoff teams.”
The Tigers hope to control the action in the midfield to create scoring opportunities. The defense, led by goal keeper Michael Griffin, also hopes to thwart any Wolverine scoring chances.
The winner plays again Saturday.
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