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Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School


Young Red Raiders getting the job done early

By C.R. Cumbee
Staff Writer

Bamberg—It wouldn’t have been a surprise if the Bamberg-Ehrhardt football team took a step back in 2018.  After all, the majority of the lineup graduated a few months after the Red Raiders played for the Class A state championship.
However, the newcomers have stepped up and kept the winning tradition going.  Bamberg-Ehrhardt is currently undefeated at 5-0 after recently knocking off another previous unbeaten team in Wade Hampton.
“We’re playing pretty good on both sides of the ball, but we’ve still got a lot of things to work on.  Defensively, we still have kids that don’t have a lot of playing experience,” head coach Robert Williams said.  “We have to keep playing physical, tough and smart.  We haven’t had a lot of mental mistakes so hopefully that will continue.”
The Red Raiders continue region play this week with a tilt against rival Allendale-Fairfax, who is having a down season in which they are still winless.
“They’ve got some big kids and they’re talented.  They’re better than what their record is,” Williams said.
Williams has been impressed with his defense throughout the year, led by returning starters KeSean Brown (outside linebacker), AJ Williams (safety) and Dahlil Wilkins (safety).
“They’ve played well as a group.  Those veteran guys have anchored it, but nobody has really stood out.  All the new kids have played pretty good,” Williams said.
Up front, the defensive line consists of Trevon Jamison, Moses Myers and Andrew Bradshaw.  
“They’re pretty tough inside.  They handle blocks and allow everyone else to be free to run to the ball,” Williams said.
TJ Inabinet, Mason Hair and Javalas Folk rotate at inside linebacker while Kamoni Inabinet joins Brown at the second level.  Williams, Wilkins, Shaquille McCaskill, and Dashawn Gray remain in the secondary.
Offensively, while the Red Raiders have moved the ball efficiently on the ground, receivers Bryce Chandler and Dashanti Banks have been productive in other ways.
“We don’t throw it a lot, but our receivers have pretty good hands.  They need to be praised for their blocking on the outside,” Williams said.
The offensive line – Hayes Ulmer, Quintell Brabham, Bryan Murdaugh, Charles Jackson and Davonte Reed – have also done a good job thus far.


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