Bowling Green School travels to Wayne Academy to open District 4AAA play tonight
Published 1:36 pm Friday, September 8, 2017
Bowling Green will take to the road tonight to play against Wayne Academy to begin District 4AAA play, with kickoff set for 7 p.m.
Tonight’s game is more important than most district contests, as this is the first of two league games. District 4AAA has just three teams — Bowling Green, Wayne and Columbia Academy. Bowling Green plays Columbia the final week of the regular season and Wayne faces them in the second-to-last week.
“That’s important and we’ve mentioned it, but we’ve got to play better and get a win,” Bowling Green coach David Currier said. “The inexperience is killing us right now, not knowing what to do and not knowing how to play physical football.”
The Buccaneers only touchdown last Friday in a 41-6 loss to Silliman Institute came on a 2-yard run by quarterback Jace Schexnider. Schexnider was replacing Cameron Bell, who was injured. Currier said Bell is questionable. If Bell can’t go, Schexnider will be the signal caller.
Defensively, Charles Panksley made seven tackles while C.J. Smith posted six.
Currier said the main keys are to block and tackle better, and to get the ball to their playmakers, Larry Dillon and Cameron Brock.
Dillon ran for 69 yards on seven carries and Smith finished with 30 yards on seven attempts.
Both teams are coming off of a loss. Wayne Academy fell to Heritage Academy, 42-16.
Wayne Academy won last year’s contest, 21-12.
Cole Holden is in his second year as Wayne’s head coach. Before going to Wayne, Holden was Ben’s Ford Christian School’s head coach for two years.
“We need to bounce back after a tough loss last week. It starts district. With a small district like ours, it makes this game even more important,” Holden said.
Wayne runs a balanced offense.
The quarterback is Jacob Castle with running back Kaleb Brewer joining Castle in the backfield.
The wide receivers include Cole Harris and Hunter Sanderson.
Holden said his top defenders are middle linebacker Hunter Sanderson and cornerback Michael Watson.