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Tigers host Effingham Co. for homecoming
The Bradwell Tigers line up on defense against Ware County last week. The Tigers will try for their first win of the season Friday in their homecoming game against Effingham County.

Bradwell Institute will crown a homecoming king and queen during the halftime festivities this Friday as part of hosting Effingham County in a Region 3-AAAAA matchup at Olvey Field.

The Tigers come into the game searching for their first win of the year with records of 0-5 overall and 0-3 in region play. Meanwhile, the Rebels are 4-2 overall and 2-2 in region action under coach Buddy Holder.

Tiger football coach Greg Hill said he has a lot of respect in what Holder has done the past few seasons. He added that the Tigers are preparing to see a highly rated offense Friday night.

“They run the gun stuff, and their quarterback is one heck of a player and does a good job in running the formations out of that,” Hill said. “They are a pretty good football team, and they will come after you.”

The Tigers’ offensive struggles primarily are in their passing game. The offense has completed 10 of 33 passes for 127 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions. Bradwell has mustered 798 rushing yards, with Luther Echols leading with 378 yards and three touchdowns to date.

Imari Hurte is second with 116 yards. Hill said the Rebels runs a 4-3 cover defensive scheme.

“And once again, they get after you and they are tough, play hard and are sound in what they do,” the coach said. “We can’t make mistakes, or it could be a long night for us.”

The Tigers are looking for their big break to snap a losing streak that started in 2014, when they finished the season at 0-10. Their last win came against Groves on Nov. 8, 2013.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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