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Football: Chargers face Wolverines for homecoming

The Brandon-Evansville football team is heading into their homecoming game against Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley off their third consecutive win.

"​It was good to get out of Bertha with a win last week," Chargers head coach Tim Pattrin said. "We haven't won up there for a while.​"

The Chargers beat the previously undefeated Bears, 27-20 in Bertha. This was admittedly a big win for the Chargers, Pattrin said, and it's giving the player some confidence. But they aren't going into their homecoming game with rose-colored glasses on.

"The end of the game (against Bertha) showed that we have some things that we have to get corrected if we want to get to where we want to go," Pattrin said. "We have to finish drives and take care of the football."

The Wolverines are coming off a big 49-6 loss to Verdale. The only win CGB has so far in the season came in the second game when they faced Wheaton-Norman-Cross in a 34-6 final. The Chargers beat Wheaton in the third game of the season 47-6.

"CGB runs the ball well," Pattrin said. "They have a program with a lot of history and grit. They have a lot of speed and have the ability to break long runs."

Pattrin knows there are a lot of distractions during homecoming week, but he's confident that the players will prepare like they always do.

"We have to be assignment sound so we don't let their backs get going," Pattrin said. "Their defense is aggressive and quick so we have to make sure our steps are sound and we play physical.​"

The Chargers' record stands at 3-1 heading into Friday's homecoming game.

"We will look to improve on last week so that we can have our best game of the year come Friday night," Pattrin said.

Game time is set for 7 p.m.

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