2011-10-05 / Sports

Burke County heads to Hephzibah

By Anne Marie Kyzer annemariek@thetruecitizen.com

The Bears have a homecoming to crash on Friday.

Burke County heads to Hephzibah for their next region game. The Rebels are celebrating homecoming all week, and kick off for their big game is set for 7:30 p.m.

The Bears will take on a Hephzibah team that’s hungry for a win. The Rebels are 0-5 but have played a tougher schedule than many in the region.

Two of their losses came at the hands of Washington County and Thomson, both of which sit among the state’s top 10 in Class AAA.

“There are a whole bunch of teams that would be 0-2 against those folks,” Bears Head Coach Eric Parker said. “I think defensively they are a lot better than some other teams we‘ ve played.”

Coach Parker also noted the Rebels are bound to find some success as they get more comfortable with their new triple option offense, which is similar to the attack used by Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech. They have a veteran quarterback on their side as well. Hephzibah’s Terry Robinson was a member of the Augusta Chronicle’s Dream 16 team and has the arm and speed to make big plays.

“We just need to continue to go play well,” Coach Parker concluded.

This marks week three on the road for the Bears, but the trip is short this time.

Despite playing away from home for the past two weekends, Bear fans have far outnumbered those there to support the home team.

Coach Parker applauded his players for growing enthusiasm for Burke County football.

“I tell the kids that atmosphere is something they created through their hard work, and they ought not to take it for granted,” he said.

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