BECKVILLE — The Beckville Bearcats don’t have much of a chance to make the playoffs out of District 11-2A, but they do still have a chance.
Basically there has to be a four-way tie in the district standings.
But before any of that can happen, the Bearcats have to take care of the Timpson Bears during Senior Night activities in Beauchamp Stadium.
Kickoff between the 4-5 and 2-3 Bears and the 2-7, 1-3 Bearcats is at 7:30 p.m.
“We have to beat Timpson and then Tenaha has to win and then there are some point differences,” explained Beckville Coach Cody Ross. “We’re going to try and do our part and then see what happens.
“We want to send our seniors out with a win and we need to try and get a win. We haven’t won one at home this season.”
Getting a win for his 11 seniors is big for the first-year coach Ross.
“I challenged them at the beginning of the year because it’s not easy to have a new coach bringing in new things your final year,” Ross said. “I told them they could be a part of us turning things around, or we’d start it with the next class.
“But they accepted the challenge. They’ve set the tone The results haven’t been there in wins and losses. But they gave us a chance in almost every game. The only one we never had a shot at was against Harleton.”
Braden Courtney is the man that makes things go both offensively and defensively for the Bears.
“He’s the guy on both sides of the ball for them,” Ross said. “He makes them go and they’ll want to run the ball. If we do slow them down, they will go to the air. But they are very physical up front and they want to run first.”
Other top players for the Bears are Camden Foster, Hunter Sample and Zach Molloy.
Ryan Harris leads the Bearcat offense with 989 yards and nine touchdowns rushing, 48-124-10 for 691 and eight touchdowns passing and has three catches for 53 yards and two scores.
Milo Morrison has 820 yards rushing and six touchdowns, as well as seven catches for 25 yards.
Coltor Klingler has 69 tackles and Harris has 60 to lead the Beckville defense.