MILLEDGEVILLE — Coming off a frustrating loss to First Presbyterian Day School last week, Georgia Military Prep School hopes to improve on its record with a victory Friday night on the road against Warren County.
Head coach Steven Simpson assures that the Bulldogs will have to show up and give it their best effort this week to pull off a win over the Screaming Devils.
“We’re not just going through the motions. Every game’s a chance to win and a new opportunity,” Simpson said. “Even against Warren County without a win, we still have to show up ready to go and ready to play.”
Fortunately, the Bulldogs will face a similar style of football this week as they did against FPD, specifically the option-style offense.
“Warren County is going to run the option very similar to what FPD ran,” Simpson said. “It’s rare that you get a chance twice in a row and you always hope you can improve on that.”
Simpson believes his team will have an edge in the contest, having seen an option-style offense run successfully last Friday night.
“We feel a little more confident going in knowing we’re going to try and do some things to cause them problems,” he said. “Now they have a little better idea of what to do and what to expect.”
The Screaming Devils will most likely show a similar look on defense as well, running a four to five man front against GMC Prep.
“They’re going to run some four-man and five-man fronts, similar to FPD, so they’re very similar,” Simpson said. “We’re just going to continue to work and get better at what we do.”
With key starters like Nick Bentley and Rekarche Griffin returning to the lineup full-time on Friday, GMC Prep hopes to open things up with their passing game to compliment their strong running game with Colby Lawrence and T.J. Lowe-Foston in the backfield.