Skipstone, 5-3 overall, needs one more win to ensure a winning record with two games to go. The worst the Warriors can finish in 2011 will be 5-5 — which of course still gives Skipstone the most wins in the program’s three-year history.
“I think we’ll fare pretty well against Harvester. The guys aren’t hanging their heads about the loss to The Heritage School last week. That game’s over and they’re looking forward to playing Harvester,” said Warriors head coach Dan Salvador. “We knew we were taking a big step up in facing The Heritage School. We played hard and only held them to one score in the second half.”
Salvador said the focus for his squad this week has been blocking schemes. He and the Warriors coaching staff has emphasized gap responsibilities on blocking in practice because they want to be able to run the ball Friday.
“We definitely want to establish the run against Harvester. Jamiro Winston has been doing a great job at running back and Charence Wright has really given us a spark at fullback,” said Salvador. “Charence has truly stepped up and is in great condition. We run him about four or five times in a row and he’s not winded when he goes in on defense. For a big guy, Charence is pretty quick.”
Salvador said Harvester features a big, strong running back Skipstone will have to be aware of on Friday. The first-year Warriors head coach also said starting quarterback Alex Snider will be back for the Warriors Friday after missing last week’s game with a mildly sprained foot and ankle.
Salvador also mentioned the All-Star Game which Skipstone will host has been moved to Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
GRIFFIN CHRISTIAN HIGH:
The Crusaders of Griffin Christian High will look to finish the season up strong as they host the Trinity Christian Lions out of Sharpsburg, Ga. Friday night in their homecoming game at Nix Field. Both teams are 0-7 overall and 0-4 in GISA Region 2-AAA this year and have lost to the same region teams — all three Macon schools and John Milledge Academy.
The good news for Griffin Christian is that the Crusaders are coming off an open week and should be a bit healed and well-rested to face Trinity Christian. The Lions are coming off a 35-13 loss to John Milledge last Friday. Griffin Christian will have extra motivation this week as the fans will stage a “white out” at the game in the spirit of Homecoming Week and a couple of injured players will join the team’s seniors as honorary captains for the contest, which will start at 7:30 p.m.
"We’ve been going over some good plays and practice has been as good as it can get after our bye week,” said Crusaders head coach Bobby Brogdon. “I believe we’ll have a chance this week. We’re going to work towards getting our first win, that’s for sure.”
FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY:
The Lions of FCA (2-5 overall, 0-2 ICSGA North) look to end their four-game losing streak Friday as they travel down the road to Stockbridge to face ICSGA North foe Community Christian (6-1, 2-1) at 7:30 p.m. It will be a tough task for the Lions Friday, as second-place Community has won five straight games, including consecutive shutouts of North Ga. Christian (57-0) and Westside Baptist Academy (86-0).
The Lions will definitely have to buckle down on defense this week, as they have allowed 50 or more points during their four-game slide.