Bainbridge Football Embracing Underdog Role Headed Into State Championship Game

Bainbridge Football Embracing Underdog Role Headed Into State Championship Game
Posted at 11:51 PM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-10 23:51:00-05

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) - Six games into the 2018 season, the Bainbridge Bearcats sat 2-4. Did they ever doubt themselves? No way.

"This is our last year. We don't want it to end like this," said senior Roman Harrison of the turning point for this team. "We got in everybody's face about it and everything started picking up bit by bit."

"We just came in each week and tried to get better," added fellow senior Ben Mitchell. "That's what it's all about. If you're down there, you just have to keep building the bricks and try to make a foundation. Once you have a foundation, you have the whole building."

This building? Strong. Unwavering, and for the haters? They can't wait to prove them wrong.

"I think that's kind of helped us out with all the teams each playoff week," said Mitchell. "They've kind of underestimated us and we've come in there and went to work."

"We knew we had the capability of making a run," said head coach Jeff Littleton. "How big of a run was going to depend on some things that the coaches got fixed, and the players they saw go to work and finished the process."

Finished the process to try and finish the job of winning a State title. Bainbridge last played for a State Championship in 1982, and just like in '82, this group also looking to win.

"That team actually played on December 11th as well and it's kind of ironic," said Littleton. "We're hoping to match that intensity and go up there with confidence and play well."

"It's been two of my lifetimes since that happened," laughed Mitchell. "It's real exciting getting everyone in the community amped up."

"This game is to prove ourselves and left the State and the world know we're Bainbridge," said Harrison. "We're here. We're ready to win. We want the ring."

Ready to win. Ready for the ring. Ready to turn 2-4, into State Champs.