Ed Pilcher knows it will require a lot of fight for his Berrien Rebels to win tonight.
When Thomasville visits Raymond Jones Memorial Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. kick, the Bulldogs bring along speed that the Rebels can’t match and an all-around solid team that has caught Pilcher’s attention.
“They’ve improved so much from the beginning of the year until now,” said Pilcher, the former Thomas County Central as well as Bainbridge and Early County coach. “They’re just solid. They don’t have a major weakness on their team.
“This will be the best team we’ve played up til now, that’s for sure.”
The Bulldogs, who suffered their first Region 1-AA loss last week when Brooks County rallied for a 30-23 win, are 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the region. Thomasville has also won 18 of the previous 19 meetings against Berrien, tying the Rebels in 1967.
Along with that dominating past against Berrien, Thomasville also brings an offensive weapon in running back Mario Cherry. The senior leads the Bulldogs with 652 yards rushing and seven touchdowns on 134 carries.
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