Still reeling from Friday’s 14-10 loss to Savannah High, the Bradwell Tigers had a short week to prepare for Thursday’s game, which will feature a new Tiger quarterback taking the snaps at the Windsor Forest Knights.
Tiger quarterback Myrese Cobb went down and broke his leg in the fourth quarter against the Blue Jackets in a déjà-vue moment for the Tiger player.
Cobb broke his leg during last season’s game against the Savannah High team.
"It’s one of those things you have no control over," Tiger coach Jim Walsh said. "I hate it for Myrese … same injury, same play, against same school … and losing him is going to hurt a little, but we have some other kids that are ready to step in and fill the hole. We will keep moving forward."
And the Tigers will move forward with freshman LaBaron Anthony taking the snaps. The freshman showed composure on Friday, filling in for Cobb and giving the Tigers two final opportunities to win the game.
Immediately after Cobb’s injury, Anthony mounted a drive that brought the home team to the 15-yard line. However, a tackle for loss and a few penalties forced the Tigers to go for the field goal and come within 4 points.
On their next offensive possession, Anthony launched a Hail Mary pass, which Tony Britton snatched from the air just before he was tackled at the 2-yard line. The Blue Jackets defense snuffed the drive by stopping the run four times.
"He kept his composure and did a pretty good job," Walsh said. "He gave us a chance to win the game right there at the end and I’m proud of the way he handled himself in the game. He had a good presence with time running out and did a pretty good job in managing the game."
The Tigers are 1-5 overall and 1-3 in Region 3-AAAAA. The Knights have steadily improved the past three seasons and are 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the region, holding the third spot in the region, according to ga.prepcountry.com.
"They can throw it, but they would prefer to run the ball," Walsh said about his upcoming opponent. "They are probably a 60/40 team, 60 being the run plays and we have our work cut out for us."
Kickoff is at 7 p.m.