HOT SPRINGS – Eight years ago on Friday, November 6, 2015 – Bath County on the road defeated Parry McCluer 20-17.
That was the last time the Chargers defeated the Fighting Blues on the football field.
Coincidentally, eight years later, the unbeaten 8-0 BCHS on the road travels to Buena Vista.
And if the number eight has any bearing, Bath County has lost eight in a row to Parry McCluer, which includes twice in 2018 when the Chargers lost in the regular and postseason to the Fighting Blues.
Bath County heads into Friday’s contest with arguably their toughest game of the season to date against the 5-win, 3-loss Fighting Blues who are averaging just under 32 points a game.
Going back to the stat sheet, it’s worth noting that the last time the Chargers trailed in a game this season came with 4:03 left in the first quarter against Page County in week 2 where BCHS fell behind 8-7.
Since then, the Chargers have not trailed for over 328 minutes.
So, what does all that mean? It showcases just how dominant this Bath County football team has been this season.
While history is not on the Chargers side when playing against the Fighting Blues, the Chargers continue their run to show that the program is back on the map.
A win over Parry McCluer and on the road, nonetheless, further proves that Bath County needs to be in running for one of the top teams in the entire state.
All season long it’s been about the Chargers offense led by junior quarterback Wyatt Campbell, jumping out to a sizeable lead and forcing the opposing teams to throw their game plans out the door.
If the Chargers do that again on Friday to the Fighting Blues, then they’ll be headed for their ninth win and would be a win away from an unbeaten season.
Prediction; Bath County 40, Parry McCluer 24
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