It’s region time.
The Bradwell Institute Tigers and the Richmond Hill Wildcats are facing off in a Region 2-6A matchup on Friday.
Both teams are in search of their first win this season as the Wildcats are 0-3 and the Tigers are 0-2.
Returning to the field after missing three weeks of action due to a COVID shutdown by the Liberty County School System, the Tigers lost to Appling County 39-6 as they traveled to Baxley on Sept. 17.
And after traveling to Warner Robins to face the Northside Eagles, the Wildcats fell 43-7 in a mistake-riddled game last week.
But all that is behind as these region games are the ones that holds the playoff implications.
The region opponents both have struggled to score the ball this season.
Bradwell more so than Richmond Hill as they average only eight over their two contests.
The Wildcats hold an average of 13.6 points per game this year in their three games played.
The Tigers allow an average of 40.5 points while the Wildcats give up 32.6 points per.
“Going into the second season with the region schedule, we’re looking to be consistent,” Tigers Head Coach Deshon Brock said. “In film studies we saw a lot of mistakes that we can correct. If we do correct those things and find our stride, we should be alright come Friday’s game. We’ll find success if we execute at a higher clip in our region schedule and accomplish our ultimate goal which is to get in the playoffs this year. Execute is the word of the week.”
Six weeks into the season, the Wildcats are hosting a game of the 2021 season.
Historically, the Tigers have had bad luck against the Wildcats.
All-time, Bradwell is 0-9 against Richmond Hill and will look to keep that from moving into the double digits on Friday.
This could be a reason that the Wildcats scheduled their homecoming game against the Tigers this season.
Of course, the Tigers will be looking to play spoiler while also overtaking the Wildcats in the first region game of the season.
“Anytime there’s a homecoming game, you’re looking at that one team and saying that’s a dub,” Brock said. “For them to circle us as that team, we’re definitely looking at trying to spoil or upset. We’re going to the game fully expecting to compete and win. We have to go make sure that they don’t schedule us again for homecoming. I’ll put it like that.”
The game will kick off at 7:30 at Wildcat Stadium on Friday.