Gameday Preview: #17 Prescott at #2 Bradshaw Mountain — Week 8
GAMEDAY PREVIEW WEEK 8
Who: #17 Prescott Badgers at #2 Bradshaw Mountain Bears
When: Friday, Oct. 5, 7p.m.
Where: Bob Pavlich Field, Prescott Valley
Courier Coverage: Follow sports writer Doug Cook on Twitter at @dougout_dc for updates on Friday night’s game.
Coaches: Prescott — Cody Collett (5th Year); Bradshaw Mountain — Chuck Moller (2nd Year)
Records: Prescott (4-2, 2-0 Grand Canyon); Bradshaw Mountain (7-0, 3-0 Grand Canyon)
Last Week: Prescott — Austin Clark scored two touchdowns in the second half against Coconino but didn’t play a down in the second half due to a toe injury that sidelined the senior quarterback as the Badgers held on defensively for the victory; Bradshaw Mountain — Anthony Mata scored three rushing touchdowns in a 42-7 rout over visiting Flagstaff a week ago. Quarterback Josh Grant, starting his third straight game in the absence of Austin Gonzales, who is currently serving a suspension, ran for 76 yards and two scores in the blowout.
Last Meeting: Prescott 44, Bradshaw Mountain 27 (Oct. 27, 2017, in Prescott, Ariz.)
The Setting: Bradshaw Mountain looks to continue its winning ways as they try to stay perfect on the 2018 season and extend their winning streak to eight games. The Bears tied the 1986 team for the best start in school history a week ago, so look for the Bradshaw Mountain to have extra incentive Friday night to claim best start in program history of 8-0 at the expense of the rival Badgers. Prescott had little trouble with then No. 7-ranked Coconino last week, but lost starting quarterback Austin Clark for the second half due to a toe injury. Head coach Cody Collett said Clark practiced Wednesday and Thursday, and he will be a game time decision Friday night.
Players to Watch: Prescott — QB Austin Clark, Sr.; QB Dellin Boyd, Jr.; RB Sam Giordan, Jr.; SS Colton Amos, Sr.; DE/TE Aaron Greene, Jr.; Bradshaw Mountain — RB Anthony Mata, Sr.; QB Josh Grant, So.; SS Logan Brannan, Sr.;
Weather Forecast: 61 degrees at kickoff, mostly clear, 6 mph W, Sunset at 6:08 p.m.