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August 30, 2013

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BHS, GMC Prep fall in season openers; JMA wins in home opener

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GMC Prep 7, Harlem 28 FINAL

BHS 14, Jefferson County 28 FINAL

JMA 33, Trinity Sharpsburg 12

BHS, GMC Prep fall in season openers; JMA wins in home opener

By STEVEN CARY

stevencary@unionrecorder.com

 

It was a tough night for local high school football programs on Friday night, as Baldwin High, Georgia Military Prep School and John Milledge Academy all played at home against strong opponents.

BHS and GMC Prep came up short in their season openers as the Braves lost to Jefferson County 28-14 and the Bulldogs 28-7 to Harlem; though, JMA snagged its first win of the season with a 33-12 victory over Trinity Christian of Sharpsburg.

“Real proud of the way the guys bounced back. They really came to work this week,” J.T. Wall, head coach, said. “We really needed that in a bad way. It’s good to win that first one at home.”

Colby McCommon led the Trojans offensively with 14 carries for 84 yards and two trips to the end zone against Trinity, followed by fellow running back Chris Williams with eight carries for 95 yards in the contest.

Hunter Harding also managed to earn two touchdowns for JMA at home, while Trae Simmons ignited the Trojan’s defense with two interceptions.

“The defense played well, played lights-out,” Wall said. “Played a real good game against a real strong, physical team in Trinity of Sharpsburg.”

Across town, a young Braves defense faced a difficult task, but head coach Dexter Copeland believes the players grew up in the team’s loss to Jefferson in the squad’s first game of the fall.

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