Bradwell Institute is starting their football season hosting Dodge County Friday at 7:30 p.m. The game will be at Hokey Jackson Stadium on Olvey Field.
The Bradwell team is coming off a 6-4 season with head coach Ross Couch leading the team again this year.
According to team stats posted on maxpreps.com, last year Vencent Gilbert, who returns as a senior this year, completed 63 passes for 760 yards and 4 touchdowns. Kevin Harris, also an incoming senior, led the team in rushing yards with 1,680 yards on 285 carries and 16 touchdowns.
Incoming senior Ke’ron Mason had 46 total tackles last year.
The Tigers have 20 incoming senior players on the roster in key roles on the team, including Gilbert as the quarterback and Harris as the running back.
It also means the Tigers have a strong front with senior tackles and guard at bay.
The Dodge County Indians are coming off a 10-1 season under coach Edward Hodges. The Indians offense passed for 487 yards and five touchdowns last year. Dodge County dominated the running game rushing for 3,360 yards and 46 touchdowns. Incoming senior R.J. Carr led the team with 1,498 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns.
Incoming senior Erin Pitts led the Indians in receptions last year with 18 catches for 282 yards and 3 touchdowns.