The closeness in proximity of the two schools makes them natural rivals.
Bethlehem Christian Academy and Loganville Christian Academy, located less than 30 miles apart, will continue that rivalry this Friday night on the football field as the Knights and Lions tangle in a GISA Region 1-AAA clash.
BCA is coming off an impressive 50-7 region win against Griffin Christian last week, but will have its hands full against LCA, who is undefeated and expected to make a run in to the playoffs in coming weeks. The Lions are 8-0 overall and 5-0 in region play.
Coach Lance Fendley’s team is still mathematically alive in the state playoff chase, but in order to have any chance at qualifying, BCA win Friday. That means getting by a formidable opponent this week. [Full Story »]
The hard fought victory was now complete and the emotion of the moment was certainly not lost on Winder-Barrow High School senior quarterback Noah Chapman.
For it was Chapman who was called on to help pull a victory out of the fire last Friday night as the Bulldoggs defeated visiting Clarke Central 21-17. It was another needed win against a region opponent and one that meant the world, for many reasons, to the senior player.
Chapman was the team’s starting quarterback a season ago. He helped lift the program out of the depths of despair by pushing WBHS into the state playoffs. A long offseason of work and preparation were put in for the 2015 season.
Once the new football year began, Chapman was once again the starter but he was taken out of that role in a coaching decision this season in favor of sophomore Brock Landis. That decision could have been devastating to some high school football players and understandably so. However, Chapman, who continued to be the team’s punter, became the No. 1 supporter of Landis, according to his coach.
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The Raiders are in their toughest part of the schedule facing the three of the four top teams in the region. Madison County helped Stephens County remain unbeaten in the region by losing to the Indians 39-13 last week. [Full Story »]
The top dog in 8-AAAAA visits W. Clair Harris Stadium this Friday night but the host Bulldoggs hope to show they too are among the top teams in the region.
Winder-Barrow High School (5-3 overall, 5-2 in region) hosts Lanier High School (8-0 overall, 7-0 in 8-AAAAA) Friday evening in what figures to be the top matchup in the region this week. The Bulldoggs are inching their way closer to a second state playoff in as many seasons and a win this week would punch their ticket.
Most of the talk concerning the Longhorns is their defense. In watching them on film, WBHS coach Heath Webb said it is easy to see why.
“They are big, athletic, physical and have all the pieces to be successful,” the Bulldogg coach said. “They are good up front. It is difficult to find a weakness.”
Lanier has held three of its eight opponents scoreless this season and three others to less than 10 points. One foe managed to score 10 and no team has managed more than 20 against the Longhorns, who had an undefeated regular season in 2014 as well.
While the defense gets a lot of hype, the Lanier offense is nothing to overlook.
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