By Kevin Price
For GCS Athletics
Each week during the 2019 high school football season Glynn County Athletics will announce the Players of the Week for Brunswick High and Glynn Academy from the previous week’s games and will look ahead to the upcoming game for both the Pirates and Red Terrors.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
The Pirates and Red Terrors did not announce any Players of the Week from last Friday’s games as they suspended normal football operations early in the week to prepare for Hurricane Dorian. This week, GCS Athletics lists some of the players who stood out last week for both teams.
* Anthony Mountain: The senior quarterback was 13-for-28 passing for 153 yards and a touchdown. He also led the Pirates in rushing with 63 yards on 14 carries in their 24-7 home loss to Bartram Trail (Fla.).
* Che Foy: The senior receiver had seven receptions for 69 yards including a highlight-reel catch that led to Brunswick’s lone touchdown by Mountain on a short run late in the game.
* Devonte Gadson: The junior defensive back intercepted two passes that denied the Bears chances to score when they were deep in Brunswick territory, knocking on the end zone door.
* TJ Lewis: The junior quarterback ran for three touchdowns and threw for another in Glynn’s 52-7 rout over Washington at home. His TD runs covered 5, 1 and 20 yards while his scoring pass was 31 yards. Lewis ran for 95 yards and passed for 44 in the win.
* Nevarius Williams: The 5-foot-6 sophomore receiver hauled in the 31-yard scoring strike from Lewis in the second quarter against the Bulldogs.
* Jalorean Coleman: The senior defensive back intercepted a pass and returned it 35 yards down the Washington sideline for a Glynn touchdown.
The Pirates were originally scheduled to host McIntosh County Academy at home this Friday, but that game was postponed Sunday due to the uncertainty revolving around Hurricane Dorian to start the week.
With both the Pirates and the Buccaneers scheduled to be off next week, it was easy for both schools to agree to play next Friday, Sept. 13, at Glynn County Stadium.
Brunswick is 0-2 after losses to Coffee and Bartram Trail. Both games were at home.
McIntosh opened the season two weeks ago with a loss at Pierce County and had an open date last week. Thus, the Bucs will not have played for two weeks when they line up against the Pirates.
More details on the BHS-MCA matchup will be provided next week in the Mid-Week Report.
The Terrors were scheduled to play at Groves on Friday night, but the Glynn-Groves meeting had to also be cancelled due to all the unknowns surrounding the slow-moving storm.
GCS Athletic Director Steve Waters said Wednesday afternoon there were still no make-up plans to announce for the Glynn-Groves contest.
Glynn is 1-1 through two games after falling in its opener at Fort Dorchester (S.C). and then easing past Washington last week in its home opener.
The season’s original schedule had the Terrors off this coming week. Worth nothing is that Groves is scheduled to play Johnson-Savannah next Friday. The Rebels lost 54-0 to Effingham last week in their opening game.
ELSEWHERE THIS WEEK
The Pirates and Terrors won’t be playing this week, but some of their future opponents will be, thus giving coaches and fans a chance to attend those games and get an advanced look at those teams.
Camden County, which is set to play Brunswick and Glynn in the coming weeks, is still scheduled to play Friday at home against Locust Grove. This will be the home opener for the Wildcats who won their first two games on the road.
Also, Ware County, which will visit Glynn on Sept. 27, will be on the road Friday for a rivalry game against Coffee in Douglas.
Effingham, a Region 2-AAAAAA opponent for Glynn and Brunswick, will be at home in Springfield against Beaufort (S.C.).
All of these games were still scheduled as of Wednesday afternoon.
According to published reports this week, the state of Georgia has more than 130 players on NFL rosters as the 2019 season gets set to kick off this week.
Norcross has the most alumni in the league with six players.
Brunswick, of course, has three with former BHS standouts Darius Slay, Justin Coleman and Tracy Walker all listed as starters in the defensive backfield for the Detroit Lions.
The NFL team with the most Georgia players on its roster is the New York Giants with nine. The Atlanta Falcons have six including former McIntosh County Academy great Allen Bailey.
Glynn’s victory last Friday over Washington was also the 90th career head-coaching victory for GA head coach Rocky Hidalgo, now in his sixth season with the Terrors.
Hidalgo is currently 50-18 with the Terrors two games into the 2019 campaign. Hidalgo had a 40-18 won-loss record in five seasons at Walton where he coached before coming to Glynn.