HOT SPRINGS – it’s been a remarkable season thus far for the Bath County Chargers football team who are for the first time in 20 years unbeaten through their first five games.
Outside of a near 30-point collapse week two against Page County, Bath County has really not been tested on the football field.
Roanoke Catholic gave Bath County are good battle through majority of the first half during their week 5 matchup, but the Chargers scored the game’s final 27 points in the second half to cruise to a 63-28 victory.
Opponents have not found a way to slowdown and contain the well-balanced offense-attack that Bath County has presented in their first five games.
Led by junior standout, Wyatt Campbell, Bath County’s offense is averaging over 52 points per game. And all while the offense has dominated, the Chargers defense has been just as effective to their winning ways by holding opponents to 16 ppg.
On Friday, Bath County returns home to Carl F. Williams Field to host the 2-3 Auburn Eagles of the Mountain Empire district.
Auburn has been a streaky team thus far this season. The Eagles started 2-1 following back-to-back non-district wins over Craig County and Eastern Montgomery.
Since then, Auburn has dropped two straight district matchups to Galax and Giles where they have given up 113 points in that two-game span.
While Auburn has found success against the Pioneer District this season with two wins and one loss (Narrows), they’ll need to bring their absolute best on Friday against Bath County, and it will need to start with their defense. For the Eagles offense to keep up with the Chargers, they’ll need to slow them down as the Eagles have scored fewer than half of the Chargers points this season.
Needless to say, it’ll be a showdown on Friday in Hot Springs. Bath County could start 6-0 for the first time since the 2003 season.
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