Boys Glynn Academy Football · Glynn thumps Bradwell Institute, 41-14

Glynn Academy’s Jayden Drayton overpowers a Bradwell Institute tackler Friday night at Glynn County Stadium. Glynn won 41-14, (Photos by Michael B. Brinson)

By Kevin Price

For GCS Athletics

The Glynn Academy football team picked up its first Region 3-AAAAAA victory of the season Friday night as the Red Terrors ran over Bradwell Institute at Glynn County Stadium.

Honoring their seniors with an early Senior Night despite having two more home games left on the schedule, Glynn knocked off the Tigers 41-14 while rolling up 344 rushing yards with a rushing attack led by seniors TJ Lewis and Caden Hutchinson.

GA senior quarterback TJ Lewis runs for a gain against the Gators.
Glynn senior running back Caden Hutchinson is lifted up by senior lineman Clayton Ketcham following a touchdown.

Lewis, the lanky starting quarterback for the Terrors (3-3 overall, 1-1 region), ran for 110 yards and three touchdowns on just 12 carries while making good decisions with the ball in Glynn’s triple-option attack. Lewis scored on run of 2 and 13 yards in the first quarter before also scoring on a 1-yard keeper midway through the second period.

“He played well, did a good job,” Glynn head coach Rocky Hidalgo said of the GA quarterback.

Hutchinson carried eight times for 75 yards and scored twice for Glynn. His first touchdown run covered 33 yards and gave the Terrors a 21-1 lead after the opening quarter. Hutchinson also scored Glynn’s final touchdown on a 1-yard run in the third period.

The Terrors’ biggest play of the night was their double-pass for a touchdown in the closing moments of the first half. Junior Ryan Seay, who started at tight end, caught a pass that went for a 52-yard score from senior receiver D’Marion Hayes and gave Glynn a 27-point cushion going into their intermission break.

Hidalgo said the Terrors added that play to the team’s playbook this week.

“We have periods in practice where we work on those things,” he noted. “That time is dedicated to trick plays and specials.”

Glynn went up 41-7 in the third quarter with a touchdown on it first possession. Seay picked up a fumble by Lewis following a short gain and ran the ball 72 yards down to the Bradwell 1-yard line, setting up a plunge into the end zone by Hutchinson on the next snap.

Bradwell (0-4, 0-2) scored in the first half on a fake punt while also throwing a short soring pass in the forth priod to make for the final sore.

“We played better,” Hidalgo said. “We had the same 11 starters for the second week in a row on offense an were a week better. We had three freshmen starting for us. I didn’t know what to expect. When you’re young, consistency is what you long for, but you don’t know if you’re gonna get it.”

Glynn will go back on the road next week for a game at South Effingham.