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 games for both the Pirates and Red Terrors.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
His game: Foy had five catches for 103 yards and a touchdown in Brunswick’s 42-0 win this past Friday over Monroe in Albany. His TD catch covered 69 yards.
Coach’s comment: “He had his best week of practice and was a lot more dialed in,” said BHS coach Sean Pender. “He is getting healthier, too. He had two touchdowns and almost a third. He blocked well, too. He just did a solid job.”
His game: Wilson led the BHS defense as it pitched its second shutout of the season. He had six solo tackles and also an assist in the win.
Coach’s comment: “He quietly had a good game,” Pender said. “He didn’t have a highlight-reel game, but he did what he was supposed to do and was in position to make plays when he had the opportunity.”
The Terrors did not provide any Players of the Week from last week’s home game against Camden County.
A look at the Pirates’ next game:
Opponent: Richmond Hill
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday in Richmond Hill
Radio: 107.7 FM
Records: BHS 3-3, 0-0 Region 2-AAAAAA; RH 2-3, 0-0 Region 2-AAAAAA
Last week: BHS won 42-0 at Monroe; RH won 49-17 over Bluffton (S.C.) at home
Last year/All-time: Richmond Hill won 41-7 last season in Brunswick. The Pirates lead the overall series 6-1.
The Skinny: Friday’s game with the Wildcats will be the Region 2 opener for both teams. Brunswick enters the game on a two-game winning streak which allowed the Pirates to finish the non-region portion of their schedule with a 3-3 record.
Richmond Hill is coming off an easy victory over Bluffton (S.C.) last week in its annual Homecoming game.
The Wildcats had lost two in a row to New Hampstead and Liberty County before winning that game last week. However, the Wildcats played both of those games without starting quarterback Tyler Coleman. He returned to the field last week and threw for 195 yards and two touchdowns.
Richmond Hill also won its opening game of the season 44-0 over Grovetown before losing 24-20 at Camden County. The Wildcats fell to New Hampstead (21-14) and Liberty County (31-23).
Richmond Hill was scheduled to play Wayne County the week of Hurricane Dorian and that game has been rescheduled for Nov. 1.
The Pirates had beaten Richmond Hill in their six previous meetings before losing last year at Glynn County Stadium. Pender’s first BHS team defeated the Wildcats 56-34 in Richmond Hill back in 2017.
The Pirates are 3-0 all-time at Richmond Hill, winning 38-37 in 2010, 30-27 in 2015 and then winning by the wide margin two years ago.
Richmond Hill’s leading ballcarrier is Jalen Rouse who ran for 197 yards and four scores last week. He averages almost 132 yards rushing a game.
Jordan Clark and Tavion Chini both have 12 catches for the Wildcats.
Brunswick has been getting steady performances from its sophomore running backs – Chuckobe Hill and Ree Simmons. Last week, both players had more than 100 yards between rushing and receiving while Hill ran for two scores and also caught a shovel pass for a touchdown.
Anthony Mountain did not return after leaving in the second quarter of Brunswick’s game two weeks ago at New Hampstead, but he started again this past Friday at quarterback for BHS and was 7-of-13 passing for 144 yards and two touchdowns while sharing time with KJ Lee who played for a second week in a row after returning from a broken foot.
The Terrors are off this week before they begin Region 2 play at Richmond Hill next Friday.
The Off-week Skinny: The Terrors were roughed up in their last two games as they fell 35-13 at home to Ware County and 51-17 at home last week to Camden County.
This time last year, Glynn was 3-3 after its non-region schedule while this season the Terrors are 2-3.
Last year, the Terrors actually lost to Fort Dorchester on the field but earned a forfeit win after the Patriots were guilty of using an ineligible player. Glynn also defeated Washington and Groves before falling to Wayne County, Ware County and Camden County.
This year, Glynn fell to a better Dorchester team on the road before pounding Washington and then outscoring Wayne County 47-35 and losing to both Ware and Camden. The Terrors’ game against Groves, which figured to be an easy win, had to be cancelled the week of Hurricane Dorian and could not be rescheduled.
Last year, Glynn went on to win all four region games for its fourth consecutive league title.
If they want to win a fifth straight region crown, the Terrors likely will need to iron out their troubles on their defense which has given up 121 points and 1,246 yards in the last three games combined.
Glynn’s offense looked the best it has all season in the victory over Wayne County three weeks ago, but the Terrors took a big step back in the loss to Ware before showing some positive signs last week against Camden including Nolan Grant’s 80-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.