It will be Homecoming this week for Richmond Hill in more ways than one.
After opening the season with three tough losses on the road the Wildcats (0-3) will finally get a chance to play at home when they take on Bradwell Institute at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Region 2-6A opener for both teams.
Coach Matt LeZotte’s team is coming off a 43-7 loss at Northside Warner-Robins last Friday and will be looking to get healthy against the Tigers (0-2).
While the school will be celebrating its Homecoming game it will also be looking to remain perfect against the Tigers.
Richmond Hill is 9-0 all-time against Bradwell including 6-0 under LeZotte who will be facing his fourth different Tigers coach.
Since Jim Walsh, Jr. retired following the 2012 season after compiling a 114-89 record the Bradwell program is now on its fifth coach with first-year Deshon Brock.
Since Walsh’s departure the Tigers have gone 21-60.
First-year starting quarterback Ty Goldrick will be looking to get the Wildcats offense on track as it has struggled in losses to Beaufort, Burke County and Northside.
Richmond Hill has scored 41 points while giving up 98.
Goldrick, who missed the opener at Beaufort, is 26-for-46 for 328 yards with three touchdowns while being picked off six times.
Ravon Grant has 13 catches for 112 yards while Ryan Dekle is the leading rusher with 115 yards on 30 carries.
This is one of only three home games for Richmond Hill this season: the Wildcats host Effingham County on Oct. 8 and Glynn Academy on Oct. 22.
Bryan County (1-3, 0-1) will have to wait another week before it plays at home again as the Redskins go to Screven County (0-3, 0-1) for a Region 3A game.
Kickoff for the Friday night game is 7:30.
It will be the fourth straight game road game for Coach Cherard Freeman’s team.
The Redskins will be at home next Friday against Claxton.
Bryan County is coming off a 42-0 loss last week at McIntosh County Academy.