The Warriors will face the Home School Depot (HSD) Panthers tonight at 7:30 p.m. in a Glory For Christ league crossover game at Warrior Field in their Homecoming Game. HSD (2-2, 1-1 GFC West) is coming off a 50-0 loss to North Georgia last week in GFC West Division action.
“HSD is low in numbers but they’re a scrappy team,” Salvador said. “They have a pretty quick running back (#2) and another one (#38) who’s not bad as well.”
Salvador said the Warriors have been working on execution on offense this week, stressing to his guys that it’s imperative they score the ball during the rest of the season. He said they had several chances to score two weeks ago against North Georgia, but they didn’t execute well.
“We want to be more balanced on offense from now on. We wanted to pressure Alex at quarterback so he can throw well in adverse situations and he’s done a good job,” said Salvador. “Normally, we run about 80 percent but for HSD and beyond, we want to be 50-50. We want to mix it up.”
Skipstone practiced running the spread formation and worked on other “home run” plays this week.
Randolph Southern (2-2) at Griffin Christian (1-3):
The Griffin Christian Crusaders look to put an end to their 3-game losing streak tonight as they host the Randolph Southern School Patriots in non-league action at 7:30 p.m. at Nix Field.
The Patriots, a GISA Class A school out of Shellman, Ga., are coming to town fresh off a 54-14 blowout of John Hancock Academy last week while the Crusaders put up a fight at Creekside Christian last week, falling 20-19. The Crusaders played the game under protest due to a referee’s call, but the Crusaders haven’t heard back from ICSGA officials at press time regarding the outcome of the game.
“I believe the guys will be ready for Randolph. They want it pretty bad,” said Crusaders head coach Bobby Brogdon. “We’ll probably run a 5-4 on defense to prepare for their Wing-T and we’ll keep running our same offensive package that has worked.”
The Crusaders made it last week without anyone seriously injured. Sean Montgomery and C.J. Lewis will take up the slack at running back in place of inured running back Donavan Adams (concussion) who will be cleared to play next week. Montgomery had two touchdowns last week, including an 80-yard kickoff return.
Faith Christian Academy (0-2) at Philadelphia Christian (0-1):
The FCA Lions look to get in the win column tonight as they travel to Conyers to take on the Philadelphia Christian School Saints in independent 8-man football action at 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia has not fared well through the years, getting beaten pretty badly by crosstown team Skipstone Academy in 8-man football action in 2010 (58-0) and 2011 (50-6).
FCA junior fullback/middle linebacker Vincent Blackmon said the goal at practice this week was hitting and blocking.
“We also worked on staying in our lanes on defense and on kickoffs,” Blackmon said.
Blackmon said the key to victory for the Lions today is for the team to be unified from the start. The Lions have been getting roughed up early in both games they’ve played, leading to huge halftime deficits.
“If we come out from the start and stay together as a team, we should be fine,” Blackmon said.