Bradwell Institute will look to add another Region 3-AAAAA victory, as well as its first win at its new stadium, tonight as the Tigers host Glynn Academy at 7:30.
In only its third home game of the season, BI has yet to christen their state-of-the-art facility with a victory.
The Red Terrors are likely to make a challenge of it as they come into the game tied with the Tigers at 1-2 in the region. Overall, Glynn Academy is 3-3, while BI sits at 1-5.
Still, the Tigers are coming off their first win of the year, holding off Windsor Forest, 13-10, last week at Grayson Stadium.
“We went out there and we executed what we wanted to do,” Tiger football coach Jim Walsh said, adding it was a total team effort. “We had our first two backs go down almost back-to-back, like within three plays, and we brought in the other kids, and they stepped up to the plate and played well for us.”
Walsh said the players continue to show improvement, but will once again need all hands on deck against Red Terrors, who are 6-5 against the Tigers since 2001 and are averaging 25.5 points per game.
“Defensively, they are pretty strong up front and athletic,” Walsh said. “Offensively, they have a quarterback that is an athlete and can run or throw the football, and we are going to have to be very disciplined and very simple so we don’t make mistakes in a game like this.”
Walsh said the Tigers will have to shift a few positions due to injuries, but against Glynn his team has to be fundamentally sound.
“It comes down to execution, and that is the bottom line,” he said.