Bradwell Institute will host the Jenkins Warriors tonight at 7:30 at Olvey Field. The Tigers look to improve to 2-0 in Region 3-AAAAA while the Warriors, 0-4 overall and 0-1 in the region, are looking for their first victory of the season. The Tigers are 3-1 overall.
Tiger coach Jim Walsh said the Warriors have an experienced quarterback and a fast tail back who pose threats to the Tiger defense. But the coach said his players are focused on improving.
"We are focusing more on us because we are so young," he said. "We have to keep getting better and cleaning up mistakes we made. Like against Groves we drew 10 penalties. It’s not the physical aspect of the game, it’s the mental aspect."
The coach said his team also needs to make big plays offensively and defensively.
Offensively, the Warriors have scored only 28 points to date and their defense has allowed 121.
The Tiger defense has allowed 65 and their offense has put up 87 points.Tiger defender Darvean Herron leads the defense in tackles to date with 34 — eight last week against the Groves Rebels. Delrish Moore earned seven against the Rebels and has 23 for the season so far. Keyong Miller got two interceptions against Groves for 45 yards.
The coach said he was pleased with Bradwell’s kicking game against Groves.
"We had the one bad snap, but David Miler turned it around and scored a 38-yard field goal," he said. "But our coverage and return on kickoffs were good."
Walsh said the team lost their tight end for the year and his squad is nursing some injuries, but overall the squad is faring well.
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.