Bradwell Institute will be at South Effingham on Friday to take on the Mustangs in a Region 3-AAAAA contest.
The Tigers are coming off a 17-0 loss to Statesboro last Friday at Olvey Field. Bradwell has seen an upswing in its passing game from senior quarterback Michael Moore. The newly-transferred Tiger was 4-of-13 passing for 81 yards against the Blue Devils.
But the BI offense didn’t get much time on the field, as the Blue Devils ate up the clock and wore down the Tigers’ defense.
Bradwell put up only 42 rushing yards, led by Luther Echol’s 37 yards on 19 carries. The Tigers had relatively good field position, thanks to Terrius Crimiel, who had three returns for 93 yards. But a stingy Blue Devils’ defense usually forced BI to punt.
The Mustangs are 3-4 overall and 2-3 in the region. South Effingham eked out a 15-14 win over Richmond Hill last Friday.
The Mustangs and Tigers have nearly equal rushing stats, with BI having a slight edge with 962 yards to South Effingham’s 936. But the Mustangs pass game is strong. South Effingham quarterback Tyler Pullman is 71-of-151 passing for 1,042 yards and four touchdowns in seven games. He has averaged one interception per game. Pullman’s main receiver is Jake Elliott who has 20 receptions for 330 yards in six games.
The Tiger defense also will need to focus on Mustang running back Patrick Brown who is averaging 94.7 yards per game.
Bradwell has three region games remaining, and each seems more difficult than the one before. After Friday’s game, the tigers will host Brunswick on Oct. 31 and travel to Coffee County on Nov. 7