The Warriors have won two games in a row after their season-opening losing streak to make some noise in the Glory For Christ League. After blitzing the Home School Depot (HSD) Panthers 47-6 last week, the Warriors will look to keep the party going as they host another team from the GFC West tonight at 7:30 p.m. — the North Atlanta Saints.
The Warriors (2-4 overall, 0-2 GFC East) will have to fight complacency tonight in this league crossover contest since the Saints are winless (0-6, 0-3 GFC West) and are coming off a 38-0 loss to North Georgia last week. The loss was the fifth time the Saints have been shutout this season.
Warriors head coach Dan Salvador said the Warriors have been working on certain offensive formations and passing well enough to set up the run, which is Skipstone’s bread and butter. With backup quarterback Bryant Ard out with a broken collarbone, Jamacio Kimble has been working as QB2.
Skipstone senior center Robert Terrell said he’s looking forward to keeping the win streak going.
“We are coming together real well and we just have to push each other to keep on winning,” said Terrell. “I’m fighting through an injury to make sure we keep this up.”
Dominion at Faith Christian Academy (1-2) (Saturday):
The Faith Christian Academy Lions look to start their first win streak in several years as they host Dominion in independent 8-man football action Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. in their Homecoming Game. The game will be held at Nix Field on the campus of Griffin Christian High School.
Saturday's game will also be Senior Night, since it will be the only home game for FCA this season. The Lions seniors will be recognized before the game and Homecoming activities will be held at halftime. Next Friday, the Lions will play at Life Christian.
Lions coach Jim McClelland Jr. said the goal at practice this week was not to let the 24-14 win over Philly Christian go to the team’s head. He wanted them to enjoy the win, but not get overconfident.
“There was a spring in their steps this week, but I warned them not to get full of themselves,” he said. “I told them we need to practice hard so we can be undefeated at home this year. That’s the goal for Saturday.”
Calvary Christian (0-5) at Griffin Christian (1-4, 0-1 ICSGA):
The Griffin Christian Crusaders look to put an end to their 4-game losing streak tonight as they travel to Columbus to take on Calvary Christian in ICSGA action at 7:30 p.m. Calvary is winless and had to forfeit two games due to playing an ineligible player.
Crusaders head coach Bobby Brogdon said his team has played well the last two games and he believes his team’s bad luck will turn around tonight.
“The guys have been getting better each week. We’ve been in the games; time has just run out on us the last few weeks,” said Brogdon. “We’ll be ready for Calvary’s Wing-T offense and 3-5 defense, I believe.”
GC will be getting back lineman Carl Raymond and tight end Jairus Bethel for tonight’s game.