Trojans go to 3-0
John Milledge Academy moved continued their unbeaten streak against a Macon powerhouse Friday night. The Trojans beat Tattnall 10-0 on the road with suffocating defense.
Head coach J.T. Wall said his team controlled the ball game for the first three quarters, despite the scoreless result. Two JMA possessions found the red zone with no luck.
Turnovers and some dropped passes kept things tight, as the Trojans shot themselves in the foot on offense.
The defense made all the difference once again. Wall was pleased with how the defensive line flew around.
Junior Trent Thiel broke the scoreless tie with 7:00 left in the fourth off a 25-yard field-goal.
JMA scored a defensive touchdown to end the game.
“It was very fitting for the only touchdown to be a defensive score. Dwayne Boone pretty much took the handoff from the quarterback in the end zone,” Wall said.
The Trojans played well in all three phases against Tattnall, especially hanging their hats on the defense and offensive line play.
Senior Cooper Morgan had 31 carries for 175 yards.
“It feels great to beat a historic program like Tattnall with the prestige they have. At the same time, it’s still week three,” Wall said. “This is a big win, but we don’t want this to be the biggest win we have this year.”
JMA goes on the road once again to Dublin to face Trinity next Friday.
Braves lose to powerhouse
Peach County has the Baldwin High School’s number lately. The Trojans ran past the visiting Braves 35-7 Friday night.
BHS got down 14-0 early in the first quarter. A fumble and sloppy errors let Peach build the lead.
Sophomore quarterback Tajhea Chambers connected with senior Deon Kelsey for a seven yard touchdown pass in the middle of the second quarter.
The Braves made it to halftime with a manageable 14-7 deficit.
The final half started poorly for Baldwin with a three and out. Peach blocked a punt, and the subsequent score gave the home team a 21-7 advantage.
Baldwin seemed to have the energy sucked out of them after that event.
Peach continued to pour on the offense adding two more scores in the third quarter. Star receiver Demarcus Robinson found the end-zone to help Peach go up 35-7.
The number one AAA team in the state poured on the lead in the fourth.
Braves head coach Dexter Copeland has a young team he is trying to mold. BHS wants to be ready later in the season.
They face Washington County at home next week.
GMC Prep wins 42-26 over Glascock
The Georgia Military College Prep Bulldogs traveled to Gibson to face region 7-A opponent Glascock County and left with a 42-26 victory.
GMC got on the board first with a touchdown, but followed with a missed extra point. Glascock scored next to put the game at 8-6, but it would be the last time the Bulldogs were down.
The Bulldogs led at the half 35-14.
In the second half, the Bulldogs ran away from Glascock 42-20 with a minute remaining.
GMC Prep head coach Brad Owens liked the improvement from week one.
We pretty much where clicking on all cylinders. We felt like we played pretty well offensively. We limited them pretty well,” Owens said.
The Bulldogs had 327 yards on 29 rush attempts to go with 83 yards passing.
Quan Wright was the leading rusher with four attempts for 107 yards. Taylor Payne added 99 yards on the ground for three touchdowns and two two-point conversions.
Freshman Christian Burney had three kickoff returns for 121 yards. Quarterbacks Colby Lawrence and Rekarches Griffin both had one touchdown pass.
The defense showed up as well. Taylor Payne had 10 tackles with two going for loss.
Devonta Walker posted six tackles and five assisted tackles. Wesley Watson and Malik Bradely combined for 13 tackles
The Bulldogs will take on Riverside Military Academy next week, Sept. 14, for their home opener. Owens will have GMC ready for the Military Bowl.
In other games statewide:
Adairsville 55, Armuchee 0
Allatoona 36, Paulding County 0
Alpharetta 38, Harrison 9
Archer 27, East Coweta 6
Bainbridge 17, Cairo 14
Beaufort, S.C. 37, Groves 0
Berkmar 56, Meadow Creek 6
Berrien 34, Brantley County 6
Blessed Trinity 24, Hart County 10
Brooks County 21, Valdosta 17
Brookwood 31, Mill Creek 21
Bulloch 21, Bethesda Day 20
Burke County 40, Hephzibah 0
Camden County 55, Johnson-Savannah 0
Campbell 27, Osborne 6
Carrollton 42, Chapel Hill 12
Carver-Atlanta 40, B.E.S.T. Academy 20
Cedar Grove 30, Douglass 7
Cedartown 35, Pepperell 28
Cherokee 38, Sequoyah 28
Chestatee 42, West Hall 21
Cook 37, Crisp County 0
Crisp 54, John Hancock 0
Deerfield-Windsor 40, Mount de Sales 21
Dutchtown 35, Henry County 6
Eagle's Landing Christian 47, Clinch County 20
East Paulding 49, Woodland Cartersville 0
Fitzgerald 31, Irwin County 0
Gainesville 19, Buford 15
Gilmer 31, Sonoraville 0
Gordon Central 46, Southeast Whitfield 7
Hayesville, N.C. 20, Rabun County 6
Heard County 37, Chattooga 12
Hebron Christian Academy 42, Lakeview Academy 0
Jonesboro 34, Westover 12
Kell 27, Woodstock 10
Lakeside-DeKalb 28, Dunwoody 14
Lanier 17, Oconee County 14
Lassiter 49, Sprayberry 10
Lee County 52, Albany 13
Lowndes 31, Newton 0
Mary Persons 25, Jones County 21
McIntosh 21, Alexander 6
Mitchell County 13, Pelham 0
Monroe 28, Wilcox County 14
Morgan County 26, Greene County 7
Mountain View 14, Pebblebrook 3
North Hall 55, Johnson-Gainsville 7
North Paulding 35, New Manchester 14
Prince Avenue Christian 28, Savannah Christian Prep 12
Riverwood 24, Holy Innocents' 14
Sandy Creek 38, Newnan 7
Shiloh 16, Redan 7
South Cobb 35, Douglas County 13
South Gwinnett 37, Duluth 21
St. Pius X 50, North Oconee 14
Starr's Mill 17, Fayette County 6
Statesboro 23, Richmond Academy 20
Strong Rock Christian 14, Clarkston 6
Terrell Academy 48, Windsor 0
Thomas County Central 21, Marist 17
Thomasville 58, Stewart Co. 0
Trion 31, LaFayette 6
Union County 23, Fannin County 7
Washington-Wilkes 21, Lincoln County 6
Wesleyan 38, Salem 19
West Forsyth 21, Flowery Branch 14
Westminster 15, Laney 12
Wheeler 33, Pope 0
White County 34, Lumpkin County 7
Whitefield Academy 41, Riverside Military Academy 0
Whitewater 30, Mundy's Mill 18