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October 3, 2012

GMC Prep to face Presbyterian Day

MILLEDGEVILLE — Facing another strong opponent, Georgia Military College Prep School will travel south to Macon to play First Presbyterian Day School, which currently sits 2-2 this season, Friday, Oct. 5.

The Bulldogs hope to bounce back with a win over the Vikings after a tough loss last week to Wilkinson County.

“We’ve got to man up and pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and keep fighting,” Brad Owens, head coach, said. “We’re going to go out there and work hard and try to approach each game the best we can.”

Preparation for the GMC Prep squad will vary this week compared to previous weeks this season, as the Bulldogs will be missing Colby Lawrence for the second game in a row due to injury.

Other players that remain questionable for Friday night include Taylor Payne, who is currently nursing a knee issue, and Parker Williams due to a shoulder separation.

A decision will be made on Malik Bradley today on whether he will be in the starting line up against the Vikings as well.

Owens admits the team will have to make adjustments this week but hopes to keep the adjustments on defense to a minimum.

“We’ve got to make some adjustments just based on the injuries we have,” he said. “Defensively, we’re going to do what we do. Our defense played well the other night; we just left them on the field too long.”

GMC Prep will face a strong defensive team itself, as well as an offense led by a talented quarterback.

“We’re going to see a very well-coached team. They’ve got an extremely talented quarterback,” Owens said. “They’re going to be playing very solid defense. They’re very similar to Strong Rock Christian, which is one of the best teams in the state.”

Earlier in the season, Owens had the opportunity to scout the Vikings and suggests that FPD is one of the strongest teams they’ll face this season.

“I went and watched FPD earlier in the year when they played Hawkinsville, and they just dismantled Hawkinsville. They’re a really good football team,” Owens said.

With lofty expectations, Owens and the GMC Prep Bulldogs hope the crowd that packed Davenport Field last week will make the trip to Macon to help support the team in its efforts.

“I appreciate the big crowd last week, and it was the biggest crowd I’ve seen there, and I appreciate them,” Owens said. “I hope they follow us down to Macon; we’re going to need them.”

GMC Prep will go on the road this week to take on FPD at 7:30 p.m. Friday night, Oct. 5.

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