Bradwell Institute will host Brunswick at 6 p.m. Monday at Hokey Jackson Stadium. The game was originally set for Oct. 7, but was rescheduled because of Hurricane Matthew.
The Tigers will enter their Region 2-AAAAAA opener against the Brunswick Pirates in rare air as they have multiple wins in a season for the first time since going 4-6 in 2013.
In the win over the Panthers, Bradwell was led by quarterback Quin McMassey, who rushed for 90 yards and three touchdowns. The Tigers also got a big boost from Terrius Crimiel, Mike Reed Chevrolet’s Player of the Week, as he recorded six tackles and a touchdown off an interception return.
Bradwell head coach Greg Hill, who is in his third season with the Tigers, talked about keeping his players in check and not allowing them to overthink having two wins at this juncture of the season.
“I approach each week to go 1-0 at the end of the week and we try to stay focused on one game at a time,” Hill said ahead of Monday’s practice. “They got to stay hungry and thirsty and that’s what I preach to them. Stay hungry. Stay thirsty. Winning now is big for us because our program’s been down, but we have to be able to handle success and that’s one of the biggest things. Staying humble, staying hungry, staying thirsty has been our motto and taking it one week at a time.”
The Tigers are 9-8 all-time against Brunswick, but have lost three straight and four of the last five meetings. They last won over the Pirates in 2004. The Tigers and Pirates game will be in Hokey Jackson Stadium.
Brunswick is 3-3 overall and 0-1 in Region 2-(6)A. The Tigers are 2-3-1 overall and also 0-1 in region play.