The Eagles prepped for the challenge by having two players take turns portraying O’Bradovich in practice.
Bellaire was coming off an offensively-challenged win over Pellston — a game the Eagles led 16-8 at half.
“When we have an off night we usually follow it up with a good night,” Hall said. “Our defense was good at Pellston. I knew we could bring our offense together.”
They did — with contributions by all.
“Like Denny said, we don’t rely on one guy,” Underwood said. “We have a lot of shooters. We’re a little undersized, but Walsh is the strongest kid on our team. He can move bodies down there.”
And even though the offense was clicking, Sexton did not expect a blowout.
“I thought it would be a much closer game,” Sexton said. “But we have to go up there in February.”