BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) - Bainbridge High's football season ended in disappointment last year. They suffered an overtime loss to West Laurens on what many would agree was a blown call, but past is the past, and the Bearcats are looking to the future.
Jeff Littleton is back as head coach, and with a solid group of returners, they've been hitting the weightroom gearing up for the season. Littleton said he had key guys returning on both defense and offense.
He added they lost their secondary, but the guys that are back have been working hard to fill in the holes and get back to the postseason.
"We hope to build off the success of the playoff game last year," he said. "We lost two games in overtime out of our last three ball games, we hope to build on that success and go further in the playoffs this year. Blocking, tackling, is the most important thing. That's what we have to get better in. If we can take care of that fundamental stuff there, and then the little things, we should be fine."
Littleton acknowledges the beginning of their schedule is touch, as the Bearcats open up the regular season with rival Early County on August 28th. They take the field on the 14th for a scrimmage at home against Cairo before hosting Pelham in another scrimmage on August 20th.