BAINBRIDGE – There is a notable difference in the quality of play when watching the 2017 Bainbridge-Guilford football team, a team who has now won eight out of their last nine games.
Dating back to the 2016 season when Bainbridge-Guilford head coach, Israel Lorimer took over, B-G started 0-5 on the season before ending on a win streak.
That streak has, for the most part, continued into the 2017 season, as the Bobcats just devoured the Unadilla Valley Storm this past Friday, September 29, in a 42-22 game.
“They’re all big wins when you only play seven games, and this year six games. We wanted to try to get on them early. They’ve struggled on defense, but they obviously can put up some points and (Payton) Stirone can eat up some yards,” said coach Lorimer of the star UV running back. “We didn’t want them (Unadilla Valley) to score first and think they can play with us. Overall, I think we have a really good football team and they have some good athletes. We were able to establish ourselves early, Trevor (Halaquist), about 30 seconds in on the third play, got a nice run. That is something that I haven’t shown yet.”
Halaquist, B-G’s starting quarterback, scored three rushing touchdowns and ran for 178 yards on 11 carries – with his first coming from 31 yards out with 11:35 still left in the opening quarter. Fast forward to 9:10 left in the opening quarter and B-G watched as the athletic Halaquist ran his second in from 41 yards out.
“He (Halaquist) had an outstanding game. He had some great rushes and got some great blocks, and when he got in the open field he made some outstanding plays,” said coach Lorimer of his QB’s rushes.
With B-G up at 14-0, UV’s deadly rushing attack finally started to set in. Unadilla Valley enjoyed one solid quarter of play – the second – where they managed to outscore the Bobcats at 16-14.