HOT SPRINGS – Mother Nature could not slow down the Bath County Chargers last Friday as the team scored 40 unanswered points following a near two-hour delay in the teams 47-6 victory on the road against the Richwood Lumberjacks.
The win for Bath County, pushed their record to 3-0 on the season. A feat that the program has not accomplished since 2003.
After the first three games of the season, the Chargers are averaging 51 points per game.
Right now, no one is slowing down this Chargers football team.
Next in line for Bath County is a visiting Meadow Bridge Wildcats team on Friday at Carl F. Williams Field.
It’s the second straight week that the Chargers will play a team out of state and even then, with the new teams on their schedule this season, that has not slowed them down.
Now in comes on Friday a 2-1 Meadow Bridge football team who had won their first two games, including a mutual win over Richwood.
The Wildcats are led by head coach Dwayne Reichard.
Reichard and the Wildcats have a run-heavy style on offense which is centered around Kaiden Sims and Trip Roles.
I mentioned last week about if the Richwood game could have been a trap game and that it most likely would have not been, which it wasn’t.
Now you look at Friday’s game against another new opponent in Meadow Bridge. Could they be a trap game? It’s too early to tell with the Wildcats having two wins and just the one loss. However, the Wildcats are giving up more points than they have scored this season. They will have to stop a Bath County offense who is cruising on all cylinders through the first three weeks.
Right now, I just cannot see anyone slowing down Wyatt Campbell, who leads Bath County with 15 total touchdowns this season. Or Andrew Turner, Luke Turner, Hunter Waldeck, Braiden Mabe, Bransen Gordon, and the rest of the Chargers offense.
On paper, it looks good for Bath County, but that’s why you play the game.
Should the Chargers get past the Wildcats, it would be the programs first 4-0 start since 2003. Which of course was the team that started 13-0 before losing to Sussex Central in the state championship.