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Tigers look to joust the Knights
The Tiger offense is looking to pound the ball tonight against the Windsor Forest Knights in Savannah. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
After last week’s stunning loss to the Jenkins Warriors at home, the Bradwell Tigers are looking to rebound tonight as they take on the Windsor Forest Knights at Savannah Country Day’s football field.
Tiger coach Jim Walsh said he knows the Knights have the best quarterback in Region 3-AAAAA this season, Donovan Campbell. According to Maxpreps, Campbell is averaging 91.8 passing yards per game and can scramble, posting 116.8 rushing yards per game.
“He is the best in the region and he has a couple of receivers that scare us to death,” Walsh said. “Defensively, they run to the ball extremely well.”
The Knights also have a strong running game thanks to Chris Gadson-Butler, who averages 56.6 yards per game, according to Maxpreps.
The coach said his squad will need to execute offensively tonight, especially since he has four experienced linemen out with injuries.
“We sustained some injuries and we are thin up front,” Walsh said. “But we will go with the bodies we have and we will play. And the bottom line again will be executing. If we can do that, I feel confident we will be OK.”
Walsh said he accepts responsibility for last week’s loss, but he did have a talk with his players.
“I explained to them anybody can win on any given Friday,” he said. “You have to come out and play, no matter what the other team’s record is.”
The Tigers are 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the region, and are ranked 224th in the state and 5,647 nationally, according to Maxpreps. Bradwell is 6-2 against the Knights in their last eight matches.
In last week’s heartbreaker at home, Corey Gailliard led the solo tackles with nine, followed by Darvean Herron with eight and David Swinford with five.
The Knights are fresh off a 50-0 win against Savannah High School last week, and post a 1-4, 1-1 record. Gadson-Butler has 283 rushing yards to date and Angelo Bosco posts 142 yards on the ground.
Midway through the season, the Tigers are chasing Johnson High and Camden, currently tied at first with 2-0 region records. Bradwell, Jenkins, Windsor Forest and Beach are all tied at 1-1, meaning the post season playoffs brackets are still wide open.
Kick off on Saunders field is set for 7:30 p.m.
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