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Tigers stalking homecoming victory
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Game on! The Bradwell Tigers go into tonights game desperately needing a win to make playoffs. Although early in the season the team needs to execute from here on out. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
An extremely intense Bradwell Tiger team is prepped and ready for their homecoming game tonight against an equally tough Windsor Forest team.
The practice field looked and felt like a battlefield and the Tigers were hitting each other just as hard as they hit an opponent. It’s make it or break it time and the Tigers know it.
Coming into tonight’s game, at 1-4 overall and 1-1 in 3-AAAAA region, the Tigers know they need this game and their homecoming crowd to put them back in the winner’s circle.
While still early in regional action, a win would bring the fire and momentum back to the Tigers and help carry them through the season. A loss could place them deeper into a hole they would need to dig out from to have a chance at making the playoffs.
So far, the Tigers have only failed to make the playoffs once in the team’s history and it’s something they don’t want to repeat.
It’s not that the Tigers are lacking defensively. Last week they held Jenkins’ stellar running back to only 12 yards in the first half — a feat that should make them proud.
And it’s not that they can’t move the ball offensively. In the game against Beach, they passed and rushed effectively putting up 28 points in the game.
The Tigers just need to remain focused and avoid penalties and mental mistakes.
Head coach Jim Walsh has said all season, “It’s all about keeping it simple and execution.”
He contends the team needs to remain focused on their skills and abilities and not worry about the other team. If the team can perform the way they are supposed to then the scores and the wins will fall in place.
Windsor Forest has beaten the Tigers in the last two meets. Before that, the Tigers defeated them four years in a row.
Defensive coordinator Jeff Miller said it is in the players’ hands and it’s up to them to go out and perform.
Miller noted it’s time they decide for themselves if they want a winning season.
The Windsor Forest Knights come into the game with an overall record of 3-2 and 2-0 in the region. They average 22 points a game and only allowed an average of 14 points to be scored against them.
Kickoff at Olvey Field is 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the gate are $7.
A video highlight, including an interview with quarterback Josh Magaw, may be viewed online at and by checking the sports section for the Tigers’ Den. The game will be broadcast live on WOAH 106.3 FM
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