It’s hard enough to come off a 58-0 loss against Camden County last Friday, but having a short week to get ready for your next opponent makes things more difficult. Bradwell will the hit the road one day early and play at Garden City Stadium Thursday night against the Savannah High Blue Jackets in another Region 3-AAAAA matchup.
Reflecting on their loss Tiger coach Jim Walsh said he would give a high grade to his defense against Camden adding if they play that way against the Blue Jackets they should do well.
“I thought defensively we played well and in our kicking game we did some really good things,” he said. “Overall we got after them physically and that is what I wanted to see. We played all four quarters and we didn’t back down from them. And their coaches even complemented us on it.”
The coach said his offensive line did well offering quarterback Myrese Cobb good protection and forcing the Wildcats to change their scheme, “But we had a hard time getting the ball to the receivers,” he added. “We had receivers open but it was a struggle at times just getting the ball to them. There are some things we are trying to do to change that up and help our quarterback out, where he will have a little more vision.”
The Wildcats held the Tigers to 21 total yards and Cobb was able to complete five-of-14 passes for 58 yards.
Much like the Tigers the Blue Jackets have struggled this season as well holding a 0-5 record overall and 0-3 in the region. Last year was the first time the Blue Jackets beat the Tigers in ten outings.
Walsh said he knows the Blue Jackets have a few good athletes and said his offense needs to execute the plays to put points on the board.
“We just have to clean up what we are doing,” he said. “We shot ourselves in the foot too many times and we couldn’t overcome it (against Camden).”
But the Tigers know there is plenty of football left in the second half of the season and are looking to make a statement from here on out.
“We feel good and it’s time for us to win a bunch of games,” Walsh said. “They (the players) understand that and that is what our intent is.”
Thursday’s game starts at 6 p.m.