Skipstone Academy travels Friday to take on Twiggs Academy in a battle to stay out of last place in ICSGA South eight-man football. The Warriors (0-7 overall, 0-5 ICSGA South 0-5) are winless heading into the last game of their inaugural season.
However, in a ironic twist of fate they are also tied for last in the South subregion with Twiggs (1-8, 0-5) — the team they are going toe-to-toe with in 48 hours.
“We’re going into this one like all the others — anticipating winning,” Skipstone head coach Bob Cupp said. “We’re hoping to go in and do a lot of the things we did against Faith Christian and CrossPointe — establish the run and put some points on the board.”
Skipstone scored a season-high 28 points in a 54-28 loss Friday night against CrossPointe.
Ty Reeves and Tommy Couch each scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion, while quarterback Dustin Barnett added two touchdowns, one on a kickoff return and another on a run.
Led by Reeves (15 tackles), Braxton Pryor and Chris Siebert (14 tackles each) as well as Couch (10), Skipstone’s defense was nearly as stellar.
While Skipstone is winless, Twiggs Academy has lost seven in a row since a 56-38 win Aug. 28 against Golden Acres.
They have six common opponents this season. Both have gone winless against all six, each losing to Lafayette (SA 54-6 and TA 45-26) Ballard (SA by forfeit and TA 55-16), North Georgia (SA 49-8 and TA 40-20), Heritage (SA 41-8 and TA 28-6), Faith (SA 37-14 and TA 56-38) and CrossPointe (SA 54-28 and TA 52-28).
Regardless of Friday’s outcome, Cupp is satisfied with the milestones reached and the new ground broke this season at Skipstone.
“All in all it has been a really good season despite not winning,” he said. “With as much as we’ve been improving it has been a tremendous season.”