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— By PATRIC FLANNIGAN

Sports editor

The Bearden Bears scored a big 52-26 Homecoming win last week against 2A Lafayette County. Now the Bears will have to go into hostile territory against the Parkers Chapel Trojans on Friday night.

While the Bears have historically dominated in its series against the Trojans, the last few meetings have been intense. Last year’s match, was no different. The Trojans walked away with a 38-6 win after the emotional game got out of the officials’ hands and tempers started to flare between the student athletes.

A lot has changed since last year. That Trojans team was in its first year under Elliott Jacob and entered the contest with only one loss on their record. The Trojans would go on to win 7 games, the most games that it has won in a single season since winning 8 games in 2009.

This year the Trojans only have one win on the season which was a 10-point victory over Lafayette County.

Because of scheduling and 8-2A teams that have opted to play 8-man football, the Bears will have to go back to Parkers Chapel instead of the Trojans coming to Rogers Field.

The Trojans run a multiple style offense and multiple style defense.

Defensively, Parkers Chapel is giving up 37 points per game.

Parkers Chapel is averaging just over 21 points per game and will more than likely look to run the ball this week against the Bears.

One of the strengths for the Trojans is their offensive line that is led by 6’5”, 285 pound Will Richey.

The Bears will hold a speed advantage and are the more physical defense.

This will be the first conference game for both teams.

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