Glynn Academy Red Terrors

Southeast Georgia High School Week 5 Round Up

By: Jason Bishop

TheSouthernSportsEdition.com news services

Week 5 of the high school football season played out last night. Here are the games from around southeast Georgia.

Wayne County @ Appling County: Wayne County left the ranks of the unbeaten last week, going down to Glynn Academy. The Yellow Jackets will renew their rivalry with Appling.

Appling came into this game undefeated.

The Pirates dominated the first half and went into the locker room up 24-7 over the favored Yellow Jackets.

That lead would not last. Wayne County scored the 26 points and knocked Appling from the ranks of the unbeatens, 33-24.

Brunswick @ New Hampstead: Brunswick High is coming off a 48-20 loss to Camden, in a game that should have been closer, but the Pirates could not get out of their own way.

The Pirates took to the road to Pooler in hopes of getting their season back on track against the Phoenix.

New Hampstead scored on 2 turnovers in the first half and returned a kick to get up on the Pirates 19-7 early in the 3rd quarter.

The Pirates would not quit and came all the way back to take a 21-19 lead late in the 4th and would tack on later. Brunswick scored the last 22 points of the game to win 29-19.

The Pirates are now 2-3 on the season.

Calvary Day @ MCA: MCA is coming off their first win of the season, a 32-0 blowout of Jenkins County. The Buccaneers were hoping the momentum would carry over against Calvary Day at The Ship in Darien.

MCA’s defense played great, only down 7-0 at the half.

The Buccaneers kept fighting in the back and forth with Calvary Day. MCA took a 21-20 lead late in the 4th. However, Calvary Day responded to go back up 28-20. That would be the final. MCA falls to 1-3 on the season.

Berrien @ Brantley County: The last time we saw Brantley County on the field they were taking their first loss of the season from Jeff Davis, who was also undefeated at the time.

The Herons hosted Berrien looking to prove they are for real.

Berrien made it difficult for the Herons, taking a 17-7 lead into the half.

That would not last as Brantley battled back and would take down Berrien 31-24.

The Herons record improved to 3-1.

Ware County @ Glynn Academy: A huge rivalry game at Glynn County Stadium, in which Glynn Academy has owned recently. Ware County has looked underwhelming to this point and really needed this win on the road.

The Gators came out on a mission and took a 21-0 lead into the half.

The Terrors offense could never get going against the Ware defense and the Gators got a much needed win to bring their record at 3-2. The Terrors fall to 2-2. The final 35-13 in favor of Ware.

South Effingham @ Pierce County: Both South Effingham and Pierce entered into this game undefeated. South Effingham hasn’t been getting a lot respect despite their perfect record. A win at Pierce would change that.

The Mustangs held their own and went into halftime tied 7-7 with the Bears.

Pierce pulled away in the second half and gave South Effingham their first loss of the year, 42-28. The Mustangs fall to 4-1 and Pierce goes to 5-0.

Week 4 Friday Night Lights

By: Jason Bishop

TheSouthernSportsEdition.com news services

Week 4 of the High School Football is now in the books and here is what went down in South Georgia.

Wayne County @ Glynn Academy: Both of these teams coming into this game trying to figure out how good they were. The game turned into a track meet with the Red Terrors coming out on top 47-35.

It was the first game Glynn had played since August and the Red Terrors ran the ball at will against Wayne.

The Yellow Jackets scored on big play after big play but in the end could not sustain long drives to keep the Red Terror offense off the field.  Glynn goes to 2-1 and Wayne falls to 2-1.

Brunswick High @ Camden County: Camden played a tight game with Richmond Hill the week before, which raised some eyebrows across the state. Brunswick blew out MCA the previous week and this looked to be an interesting game. It ended up not being that interesting.

Camden jumped out to a 14-0 lead, the Pirates answered with a touchdown and it looked like we might have a game with a 14-7 score in the 2nd quarter. That was short lived.

The Camden defense clamped down and the offense went to work. The Wildcats knocked off the Pirates 48-20.

MCA @ Jenkins County: Jenkins came into this game as the favorite to beat winless MCA. Instead the Buccaneers went into to Jenkins and dominated the War Eagles. MCA’s defense was the story, completely shutting down the Jenkins County offense to the tune of a shutout. MCA wins their first game of the year, 32-0.

Augusta Prep @ Frederica Academy: This was the first home game of the year for Frederica.

There is no putting this mildly. This was ugly. Frederica scored on their first play from scrimmage and the rout was on. The Knights ended up putting Augusta Prep on a running clock. The Knights hung 60 on the Cavaliers in a 63-0 laugher.

 

Friday Night Lights Come On

By: Jason Bishop

TheSouthernSportsEdition.com news services

High School Football finally kicked off on Friday night. There were several key games from around the area.

Frederica Knights @ Charlton County Indians: The game of the week pitted the defending GISA AAA state champion Frederica Knights against perennial power Charlton County.

The Knights almost knocked off the Indians last season on St. Simons but fell by a touchdown.

This time the Knights headed down to swamp in Folkston and turned the ball over 4 times and could never make that one big play against the Indians defense to get things rolling. Charlton walked away with a 20-7 victory over the Knights.

Rockledge @ Ware County: The Ware County Gators came in with expectations for 2019. However, the Gators dropped their opener at home to Rockledge from Florida 19-7. Rockledge was a 5A semi-finalist in the state Florida last season.

The Jason Strickland era has begun in Ware.

Coffee @ Brunswick: The evening started with the Home Broadcast Booth being dedicated to long time Brunswick High broadcaster, Teddy Bishop. That would be the biggest highlight of the night for Brunswick.

The Coffee County Trojans have dominated the Pirates over the last several years and this game would not end that trend. Coffee went to Glynn County Stadium and put 38 points on the board en route to a 38-21 win over the Pirates.

The Pirates are hoping to rebound from a 3-7 2018 season.

MCA @ Pierce: The MCA Buccaneers scored the first touchdown of the night but it would be the last one they scored. Pierce would score 49 unanswered points to take the win 49-7.

The Bucs did show some signs of improvement. Don’t forget MCA is a rebuilding program.

Camden @ West Forsythe: The Camden County Wildcats beat West Forsythe last season and was hoping for the same result. That result would be accomplished as the Wildcats barraged the Wolverines. The Wildcats put up a touchdown, in what seemed to be every few minutes.

Camden starts off on the right foot downing West Forsythe in impressive fashion 44-6.

Glynn @ Fort Dorchester: The Red Terrors come into the 2019 season with high expectations, but the offense struggled in this contest.

Glynn made the long trip to Charleston, SC and was only able to muster 6 points against Fort Dorchester and went down to the Patriots 31-6.

Terror Town 2019

By: Kipp Branch

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I think the word consistent in sports is not as valued as it should be.

On the state high school football scene, the Glynn Academy Red Terrors have been consistently good for the past five years.

Good to the point where the Terrors are enjoying their best football run in the program’s proud 106-year history. The reason for this consistency is Head Coach Rocky Hidalgo.

I had an opportunity to sit down with Coach Hidalgo and talk Spring Football with him.

College recruiters were in and out of his office during that window, which means the Red Terrors will be very good again in 2019.

The Terrors had 130 kids out for spring, and Hidalgo likes what he sees so far. “The kids are competing hard, working hard, doing everything we ask of them, and we’re going to be a really good football team this fall”.

Glynn has won four straight region championships in football. High School Football is the program that stirs the drink for all sports in the Glynn County School System. Glynn will be the favorite to capture its 5th straight title this fall.

At QB Hidalgo speaks highly of TJ Lewis. At 6’4, Lewis is improving his mechanics and is looking good throwing the deep ball. Hidalgo also raved about Jayden Drayton, who looked good as a freshman in 2018.

The Red Terrors are very good at running back with the trio of Caden Hutchinson, Nolan Grant, and Alan Partin. Hidalgo says Grant is blessed with great foot speed, and called Hutchinson a tough kid with a mean streak that you want running between the tackles who also has good speed. Then you have Partin who is big and strong who can get the tough yard or lead block in the run game.

Glynn Academy is going to run the football. Period. End of story. If you are going to beat Glynn Academy then you will have to match their physicality.

At WR Hidalgo raved about the speed of the group and how they can separate from defenders. He thinks his skill people are as good as anyone in the region.

The Terrors return most of the offensive line from 2018. Look for Drez Wilcox to have a big season. Trevor Timmons, Jack Fendig, Nick Demarzo, and Nick Muchinson are the best returning offensive line in the region and one of the better units in all of Georgia.

Chase Gabriel has a big leg and carries on the long tradition of great Glynn FG kickers. He is a weapon.

At defensive line Jordan Swain, James Dyal, and Torrez Davis will lead a physical group with some of the offensive lineman mentioned above providing depth. Hidalgo calls this a good deep position group.

Glynn has some young talent at linebacker like Tywon Melvin, Ryan Seay, and Miles Smith ready to step up and contribute to a position group that has been very good over the past five seasons.

In the secondary, Byron Bacon is the leader on the back end. Bacon has good size and great speed and will play division one football. Hidalgo called Bacon a very good football player who has great leadership qualities.

JuJuan Floyd is a very fast corner who will also play some WR.

Hidalgo says the 2019 edition of Red Terror football will be exciting. Hidalgo also raves about his 2019 schedule and how it gets them peaking by the time region play comes around.

Glynn plays Valdosta in the preseason scrimmage, South Carolina power Fort Dorchester, Wayne, Ware, and Camden County by the first week of October. Hidalgo asked “who plays a tougher non region schedule than us?”

Glynn Academy doesn’t rebuild any longer they just reload. Red Terror Football is consistently good.

When a head coach of a successful program points out leadership, work ethic, and enthusiasm as team strengths then the rest of Region 2-AAAAAA better look out. Glynn will have the Red and White game on May 17th at Glynn County Stadium.

Pirates Sunk By Glynn

By: Kipp Branch

TheSouthernSportsEdition.com news services

In a hard fought contest, the Brunswick High Pirates came up on the short end of 17-12 contest to Glynn Academy.

The loss dropped the Pirates to 3-6 on the season and 0-3 in region play. It was also the fifth straight loss in the series to the Red Terrors.

The intensity and effort were the best of the season for BHS. Anthony Mountain and KJ Lee both played well at QB.

Both teams were on the short end of a lot of penalties throughout the contest that killed many big plays by each team. BHS scored 12 points in the final five minutes of the contest, and GA recovered an onside kick with 54 seconds left to seal the victory.

Pirate Report Card:

Offense: C. This was a gutty effort against a very solid defense. Marlon Taylor is a beast and he took over the game at times for Glynn.

Jaylen Trimmings ran hard all night, and Anthony Mountain ran hard between the tackles on the zone read play.

Xavier Bean had a nice TD catch late in the contest. The offensive line blocked well all game, but key flags stalled a huge drive in the 3rd quarter.

I loved the effort and intensity of the unit against a pretty good high school defense. The passing game was off until late, but run game was solid all night long. A lot of positives from this effort.

Defense: B+. This unit came to play and they played like men. Run defense was very good throughout the game and easily the best effort of the season. Freddy Towns made a big time highlight reel interception and the defense really played the option well all night long.

Glynn hit some plays, but good teams are going to make plays. Solid effort and this entire unit deserves a player of the game award.

Special Teams: B. Kick and punt coverage was solid and BHS recovered an onside kick to set up their last TD. What a difference a week makes. Great effort against athletic return units.

Coaching: B. This team was ready to play and the defensive game plan was outstanding.

Offensively the plan was solid, but penalties are drive killers at times. The coaches coached hard and this team grew up tonight. Good solid effort.

Overall: B. Best effort of the year and despite the loss, strides were made tonight.

Glynn is a good football team and this team went toe to toe with them for 48 minutes. The future of this team is very bright. Losing to your rival stings bad, but this team will look back on this as the turning point and will build from this. It was a tough loss but outstanding intensity.

Next up: Bradwell to close out the regular season.

 

Terrorizing The Next Level

By: Jason Bishop

TheSouthernSportsEdition.com news service

The Glynn Academy Red Terrors are coming off of a state semi-final appearance in a year that most thought the Terrors would be rebuilding.

Instead, this senior class almost led Glynn to a state title and will go down as the most successful senior class in Glynn Academy history.

Signing Day has come and gone and the Terrors will have some of that senior class take their talents to the next level.

Here is a run down of the Glynn Academy signing class.

Sean Bravo: Bravo came in and played one year for the Terrors and made a huge impact on the field for Glynn, especially in the playoffs. Bravo signed a letter of intent to Eastern Arizona.

Caine Crews: In my opinion, Crews is one of the best all-around players to have ever played at Glynn. He was a shut down DB early in his Glynn career and then transitioned to running back his senior year. Crews still played some DB when it was necessary. Crews committed to Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Marvin Dallas: Dallas has NFL potential if a few things go his way. There is no way the Terrors would have made the state semi-finals without Marvin Dallas’s play in the playoffs. Dallas took the opposing team’s best WR out of the game plan every Friday night, even the guys that had signed with big name colleges. Dallas will attend Georgia Military College.

Hunter Hall: There has never been a better defensive player at Glynn Academy than Hunter Hall. Hall also has NFL talent if he is given a fair look due being a little undersized for a linebacker but no one I have ever seen plays the position better. Hall committed to West Georgia.

Cameron McClellan: McClellan is a big, tough linebacker that came over to the Terrors from Frederica and proved to be a monster in the middle for Glynn when healthy. McClellan suffered a toe injury at the beginning of the season and was finally able to come back and was a beast for Glynn at LB. However, only a few games later he ended up tearing his ACL, which put him out for the year. This is a kid you root for; great kid, great family, and a desire to play football at the next level no matter the odds. McClellan will continue his football career, signing with Florida Tech.

There will likely be several other players for the Terrors that will sign late but one thing is for sure, Glynn County is finally getting the recognition it deserves for being a talent hot bed.

Glynn’s Deep Talent Pool

By: Alex Mathis

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Football in Glynn County has come to an end and a lot of seniors are wondering if they will ever suit up in a football uniform again.

Over the past few years, Glynn County has been the home of some of the top football prospects in the state of Georgia. Just last year, Glynn County had 4 recruits go on to play division 1 football.

Deejay Dallas and Zalonte Hillery both attended The University of Miami. Shawn Smith attended the University of Virginia and Denaja Gammage attended Mercer University. This year’s cycle will have even more Glynn County student athletes attend college to play football next year.

Brunswick High has one of the most talented group of seniors in Georgia. Coach Pender believes he could possibly have double digit players sign scholarships in the spring.

Jaylen Jackson is already committed to Cincinnati. He visited the campus this fall and fell in love with the staff and committed while on his visit.

Since his commitment, he has had several Power 5 conference schools show interest. His recruitment is one to keep an eye on.

Sharrod Frazier is another baller who is being recruited by a lot of top schools in the country. Frazier is set to visit Colorado State in January. If this visit goes well, we could see the BHS athlete move out west. We could also see Frazier end up somewhere closer like Georgia Southern.

Aubrey Williams is another defensive standout getting a lot of interest from colleges. Rice and Elon are recent schools who have offered Aubrey.

Kam Futch has also earned a chance to play football on Saturdays. Valdosta State and The University of West Georgia are two schools who are vying for his services.

There are also several of guys on the BHS roster who are going to play on Saturdays. DJ Whitfield, Telvin Smith, Alonzo Brown are a few names to keep an eye on as National Signing Day approaches.

Glynn Academy also has some 2018 prospects that will play past high school.

Randon Jernigan had a ton of offers to play college football but chose to go the baseball route. Jernigan will play baseball for the University of Georgia next year.

Marvin Dallas is a name that is on a lot of college boards as well. Marvin Dallas received an offer from Valdosta State earlier this week.

Dallas is a long defensive back. He has the measurables that a lot of colleges are looking for at that position.

A sleeper at Glynn Academy this year is Caine Crews. Crews had an amazing year rushing for the Terrors. He was a defensive player last year so he did not have much film running the rock, but this kid is good. Whatever team takes a chance on Crews will be getting a diamond in the rough.

Frederica Academy also has prospects that have been receiving some college attention. Santana Clark has played two great seasons at Frederica Academy. Earlier in the spring, Clark received his first offer from the University of Central Michigan. He has since received a lot of attention from some schools a little closer. Clark is a kid that can go and he will be someone who suits up on Saturdays.

Glynn County also has a very talented rising senior group. Three of those 2019 prospects have a combined for over 50 offers.

Frederica’s Jashawn Sheffield is rated the number 3 wide receiver in the country.

Jaylin Simpson of Frederica is rated the 20th best athlete in the country.

Brunswick High’s Warren MccClendon is rated the number 26 offensive tackle in the country.

All three players are really special and highly recruited. There is also a good possibility that all three players end up playing at the same school in college. It is going to be fun watching their recruitments take place over the next year.

The Human Tackling Machine

By: Kipp Branch

TheSouthernSportsEdition.com news services

After leading his team to a 41-13 career record, which by the way is the winningest senior class in Glynn Academy history, “The Human Tackling Machine” Hunter Hall only has three offers to play college football. Are you kidding me college recruiters?

#44 is the most productive defensive player that I can remember in Glynn County history. At 6’0 and 205 lbs. This kid can just flat out play.

Hall was a four year starter for the Red Terrors, who just completed another deep run in the State Playoffs and pretty much did anything Coach Rocky Hidalgo asked him to do during his football days on Mansfield Street.

Hall holds offers from West Georgia, Cumberland, and Faulkner University. If West Georgia has offered where are the Valdosta State, Mercer, Kennesaw, and Georgia Southern offers?

The kid has a 3.6 GPA and has scored 26 on the ACT so he is going to graduate in four years from any University that offers him a scholarship.

Mr. Hall finished his career with 406 tackles at Glynn Academy. Those are insane numbers and he split time on offense as senior. He runs in the 4.6 range so where are the offers?

I’m pretty sure college football programs need kids with a nose for the football. I talked to a BHS football player recently that said “when we played Glynn it seemed like Hunter made every tackle” and that folks is pretty high praise coming from a bitter cross town rival.

What do college football recruiters look for? Here go my thoughts:

Athletic Ability: Hall is a pretty good athlete. Not only did he put up mind boggling defensive numbers he also played running back on a football team that made the final eight in its classification for four straight years. Hall also is a starter for the baseball region champion Terrors.

Mental and Physical Toughness: Every college coach in the country wants a roster full of players who are mentally and physically tough. They want focused, aggressive competitors.

College coaches’ notice attributes like effort, fearlessness, and confidence. This category has a picture of Hunter Hall beside it in the dictionary, or it should based upon what we have seen in Glynn County over the past 4 seasons.

Academics: There are many reasons why coaches value academics so much in the college recruiting process:

First, students with good grades and high standardized test scores often qualify for academic scholarships and in-state tuition, potentially saving the athletic department scholarship money.

Second, a good GPA and SAT/ACT score indicates to coaches that a student will most likely achieve the minimum college GPA needed to maintain athletic eligibility.

Third, good grades and test scores are an indication of a student’s work ethic and achievement standards for all areas of their lives. Hunter Hall is an excellent student athlete.

Coachability: Being coachable also means having a strong work ethic. Players that work hard in practice generally are more successful in games.

What do you think Rocky Hidalgo would say about Hunter Hall in this area? Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.

Character: College coaches want kids that will represent their school always in a positive light. Hall comes from a good family and is a yes sir, no sir kid who does not get into trouble.

What more do you need college football recruiters? Hunter Hall is a kid that you need to have a winning football program. What are you waiting on recruiters?

The Human Tackling Machine is looking for a home for the next four years. Don’t miss out.

Terrors Tame Wildcats

By: Christian Goeckel

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For the second time in two seasons, Glynn Academy welcomed the defending 6A State Champion to Glynn County Stadium. And for the second year in a row, they systematically dismantled that team.

Behind an unforgiving defensive performance, Glynn took down defending champ Valdosta 27-3.

This was the most complete performance, 1st quarter all the way through the 4th, of the season. At no point did Valdosta even sniff a chance of victory.

Offensively, Glynn attacked Valdosta the exact same way they do every other team; hard, downhill dives, and a triple option to get the ball to the boundaries.

The factor that was different in this game was Randon Jernigan.

Throughout the season, good teams have been able to smother the triple option attack. Not in this game.

Jernigan ran the option game as smoothly and aggressively as he has all year, including breaking an eighty-yard touchdown run on a keeper. It really seems like this portion of the offense is really finding itself at the right time.

A couple of recurring concerns do linger for the offense. Low snaps cost the Terrors yards twice and a fumble gave Valdosta a short field and their only points of the game.

Those kinds of mistakes can hurt you in the regular season, but they’re fatal in the knockout format of the playoffs.

Another concern must be the passing game. Granted, they didn’t need to throw, but when he was asked to Jernigan couldn’t complete the ball. The fact remains though, Jernigan is deadly running the ball. Anything you get past that is a bonus.

Defensively, Glynn pass rushers consistently used Valdosta’s quarterbacks like cheap piñatas. This defense has a ton of team speed, and that was more than obvious in this one.

On Valdosta’s first play from scrimmage the quarterback threw a bomb to a seemingly wide-open receiver only to watch Marvin Dallas cover 10 yards and come close to picking the ball off.

It was going to be that kind of night. Hunter Hall had his best game of the year. The senior inside linebacker didn’t miss a play or a tackle, and sealed the game with an interception.

Valdosta had absolutely no answer for Glynn’s pass rush. Every time a quarterback would drop, someone was hitting him before he could get rid of the ball.

This was absolutely the best performance of the year from the defense. The one time they were challenged (Valdosta received a short field after a fumble by Glynn) the defense pushed Valdosta back and forced the Wildcats to kick a long field goal.

All night, they forced Valdosta to be one dimensional, throwing the football, and then pinned their ears back and got after the quarterback.

This is a unit that this team can lean on moving deeper into the playoffs, and they’re peaking at exactly the right time.

On special teams, the Terrors had a very good night. The ball was kicked out of the endzone on kick offs, Glynn was able to pin Valdosta deep a couple of times on punts and besides one punt, they did a great job of keeping the ball out of Valdosta’s danger men’s hands.

2-2 on field goals was clutch and will be huge moving forward.

Speaking of moving forward, Glynn will next host Heritage High School out of Conyers.

The Patriots enter this match up as the number 3 seed in region 3 6A, and are coming off a big win over Stephenson 20-7.

Heritage enters the contest against Glynn at 7-4 on the year, and will be looking to pull a huge upset.

That means we need you to get out to Glynn County Stadium and support this team who has put its’ collective body and soul on the line and are playing some dang good football.

This team is turning into something special. Don’t miss your chance to see it.

Glynn Academy Wins Share Of Region Title

By: Christian Goeckel

TheSouthernSportsEdition.com news services

Cancel those charter buses, dust off those red jerseys and tell Southern Soul to load up the concession stands.

We have playoff football in Glynn County Stadium. With a 45-14 win over Bradwell Institute, Glynn clinched a spot in the playoffs and thanks to a 40-26 Effingham win over Richmond Hill, they secured the number 1 seed in the region.

Glynn, Richmond Hill, and Brunswick all entered the week tied at the top of the region. Brunswick had already secured at least a share of the title and faced non-region Osbourne on Friday.

That meant one of four could happen on Friday night:

  1. Both teams, which were favored, could win, leaving everyone to discuss the brutal three way tie.
  2. Both teams could lose, giving the region solely to Brunswick.
  3. Richmond Hill could win, while Glynn falls. That would give Brunswick the 1 seed.
  4. What actually happened. Glynn took care of business, while Richmond Hill dropped their second region game in a row.

They would never admit thinking about it, but Glynn came into Friday night’s contest fully aware of all those possibilities above… well maybe not 2 and 3, Coach Rock never thinks about losing.

The Terrors have been consistently growing this year and have really started to find their stride. The Richmond Hill game withstanding, this team has been executing in all facets of the game much better than the team we saw fall to Benedictine to start the season.

Caine Crews has been a spark plug on offense for the Terrors. Originally, slated to start the year on defense, Crews has had to slide over to the running back position due to a rash of injuries.

He’s taken to it just like you’d expect a coach’s son to. With a big kickoff return to set up a score on Glynn’s first drive, Crews’ impact was felt from the jump.

Another huge sign for the offense was Nolan Grant coming along. Grant plunged into the endzone from 19 out to extend Glynn’s first half lead to 24-0. If both of the Grants can stay healthy, Glynn will have a formidable and fresh running back arsenal

The offense has really started to gel, putting up over 25 points in 5 out of the last 6 games, but what has carried this team is the defense.

Defensively, this team is good.. Really good. Since the start of the Brunswick game, featuring one of the best offenses in the region, Glynn’s defense has shined.

Big offense after big offense has rolled into town, only to leave with a fraction of the points they are used to scoring.

This is the perfect formula for winning playoff games: Run the ball. Check. Play nasty shutdown defense in the secondary. Check.

Moving to the playoffs, Glynn’s region 2-6A  will matchup with 1-6A. That places 1 seed Glynn at home against 4 seed Valdosta.

Don’t let Valdosta’s record or seeding fool you, this is a good team. Much like Glynn, they have found their stride at the right time, finishing up the regular season with a 51-20 drubbing of Houston County.

This will be an absolute battle in Glynn County Stadium on Friday Night, but dang it’s nice to be able to watch the region champs come run out of that red smoke.