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October 12, 2013

Top 10 teams clash at Davenport Field

MILLEDGEVILLE — Facing yet another challenge, Georgia Military College preps for one of its biggest rivals in recent years as they take on sixth-ranked Nassau Community College at home Saturday.

This weekend’s matchup will be the Bulldogs’ eighth straight game of the season, and the fourth top-10 ranked opponent of the fall.

“This will be our eighth straight game. Not having to travel to play this game is certainly helpful, but we know it’s going to be a battle,” Bert Williams, head coach, said. “We’re going to have to play well to get a win. It’s a great rivalry and it’s going to be an exciting game.”

At 7-0, Williams is most impressed with how his men have adjusted their game from week to week and raised their level of play against some of the nation’s toughest competition in the National Junior College Athletic Association.

“I think the one thing that I feel really good about is that every week we’ve not been satisfied with the level of execution. I think you’ll see where we’ve gotten better in all phases of our game,” he said. “I think, sure, ideally you want to be more confident. I think the guys are having as good a level of understanding of our calls or better than I’ve seen in many years.”

The Bulldogs will be called upon to show the country they’re the best team in the NJCAA this fall once again this weekend against a strong Nassau team.

GMC will face a run-oriented offense Saturday, one of the best in the country averaging 259.2 yards per game on the ground.

“They’re going to be very physical on offense. They’re a very good running team,” Williams said. “They’re a good passing team, but they’re a very good running team. That’s going to pose a challenge to our defensive guys.”

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