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November 12, 2013

GMC punches ticket to title game

MILLEDGEVILLE — Georgia Military College finished off its historic regular season Sunday with a 63-18 victory over Lackawanna College at Lane Stadium on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.

Having set the goal of playing for a National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship last December, the Bulldogs have earned that right with an impressive 11-0 record against some of the toughest teams in the country.

“The biggest thing that I can say about our team is they made a commit early on to do what they needed to do to something special and work hard,” Bert Williams, head coach, said. “They did a great job, and they stuck to it.”

The Bulldogs held the Falcons of Lackawanna to a scoreless first half, while racking up 37 points in the process.

“Defense played exceptionally well,” Williams said. “The offense moved the ball well — we only punted the ball twice, maybe.”

Allowing only 347 yards in the contest, GMC’s defense showed once again why it is one of the best in the NJCAA.

Kenderius Whitehead led the way for the Dogs with eight tackles, five for a loss and a sack, followed by Davonte Lambert with five tackles, three for a loss, a sack and a forced fumble.

Leading the squad in tackles for the day was Alonzo McGee with nine against the Falcons.

“We had some guys — Alonzo McGee led us in tackles and played well,” Williams said. “The secondary, they’re not a particularly strong passing attack, not flashy or anything, but they did a good job at keeping them at bay.”

On offense, the NJCAA’s leading rusher, Jovon Robinson, put on a spectacle for Bulldog fans with 22 carries for 287 yards rushing and five trips to the end zone.

“Jovon had an exceptional game, and really wasn’t at top speed,” Williams said. “He’s been battling back spasms, but of course he’s had a long, arduous season.”

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