FCA (2-3 overall) has had to play all five of its 8-man football games on the road this year due to Southern Crescent Technical College’s renovations to their field (which is next to the FCA campus and adjacent to SCTC). The Oct. 7 game against Life Christian at GCHS will be the first game the Lions will be able to play at home.
“We wanted our homecoming game to actually be at home, so we asked Griffin Christian if we could use their field and they said yes,” said Lions assistant coach Jim McClelland Sr. “We’ve asked them for help before and they’ve always been good to us.”
Unfortunately for the Lions, they’ll have to play their remaining games on the road but at least next week they will actually play in front of a home crowd.
Both Griffin Christian and Skipstone Academy will have home contests this Friday night. Skipstone (3-2) will be looking to erase the sting of a 49-12 home loss to the Community Christian School Knights last week as they prepare to host the Colonial Hills Rams of the Independent Christian Schools of Georgia and Alabama (ICSGA) in 8-man football action at Warriors Field Friday at 7:30 p.m. Skipstone head coach Dan Salvador said the Warriors were simply outplayed by Community Christian last week and he believes they’ll be ready to play against Colonial Hills (1-4).
The Rams will be playing their first road game of the season after being idle last week. The Rams are on a two-game losing streak, with their last loss a 21-18 setback to the North Ga. Christian Chargers on Sept. 16. They also lost 36-13 to Faith Christian on Aug. 26, the first game of the regular season.
Skipstone will be looking for some payback Friday. In the teams’ initial meeting last year in Lithia Springs, Colonial Hills thrashed the Warriors 85-20.
Griffin Christian (0-5 overall, 0-2 GISA Region 2-AAA) will host region opponent and GISA No. 3 state-ranked Stratford Academy Friday night at Nix Field at 7:30 p.m., the second in the three-game stretch of the powerhouse Macon schools. Stratford is 5-0 overall and will be playing its first region game.
Last week, GCHS lost to region foe and No. 1-ranked Mount de Sales 49-0 in a game where MDS’ younger players were on the field for extensive minutes, Griffin Christian managed a 60-yard pass play and lightning strikes caused the game to end early. The Crusaders will have to contend Friday with a Stratford Eagles team that’s averaging 35 points per game and coming off a 62-28 blowout of Trinity Christian School-Sharpsburg last week.
Last year in the teams’ initial meeting in Macon, Stratford won 49-12.