By Kevin Price
For GCS Athletics
Glynn Academy and Brunswick High will meet Tuesday night on the grass surface at Glynn County Stadium.
The local rivals won’t be playing football, though. They will be playing futbol, or soccer as we like to call it here in South Georgia.
Glynn and Brunswick are set for a girls and boys doubleheader between the bricks as they clash in the first of two Region 2-AAAAAA meetings scheduled during the regular season.
The girls match is set for 5 p.m. The boys contest will follow at 7.
Tickets for the twinbill can be purchased at the stadium gates. They are also available for purchase online in advance.
You can click here to buy tickets for the girls game. You can click here to get tickets for the boys meeting.
The match between the Red Terrors and Pirates is especially intriguing as both squads enter their contest with unbeaten records. The local teams are the only teams still holding perfect records in the first round of region games.
The Terrors are 7-0-1 overall and 5-0 in early region action while the Pirates are off to a 7-0 start and also own a 4-0 ledger in league games.
Glynn is ranked sixth in the MaxPreps rankings for Class AAAAAA while the Pirates are ranked No. 9 in those same rankings.
Brunswick has scored 30 goals in its first seven matches while allowing just five for the season. The Pirates have scored five goals in two separate matches and scored a season-high 10 goals in a shutout-victory over McIntosh County Academy on Feb. 25.
The Pirates have not given up a goal in their last four matches including that one against the Buccaneers. They blanked Richmond Hill at GC Stadium by 2-0 in a heated affair on Feb. 16 for their second region victory of the season before routing the Bucs at home.
BHS posted a 2-0 victory over Bradwell Institute in Hinesville on Feb. 26 before shutting out Effingham in a 3-0 triumph last Tuesday in a home match.
The Terrors, meantime, haven’t yielded many goals, either. They have scored 31 goals in their eight matches thus far while giving up just seven.
Glynn has not allowed more than two goals in any match to this point. The Terrors gave up a pair of scores to Benedictine on Feb. 12 when they finished in a 2-2 tie with the Cadets in a non-region match in Savannah.
GA has posted two shutouts, blanking Long County 4-0 at home on Feb. 9 and then shutting out Statesboro 3-0 on the road on Feb. 26.
Glynn’s season-high for goals scored was the seven it scored against Effingham at home on Feb. 19. The Terrors booted home six tallies three days earlier in a road match at Bradwell Institute.
In the girls matchup between the county rivals, Glynn enters the fray with a perfect 8-0 record that includes a 5-0 mark in league games. The Lady Terrors are ranked No. 1 in Class AAAAAA by MaxPreps which also has them ranked second in the Georgia rankings for all classifications.
Walton, which is a Class AAAAAAA school, is ranked No. 1 in the state rankings.
Also worth noting is that MaxPreps places Walton and Glynn second and third, respectively, in its national rankings for the spring.
Oak Mountain, located in Birmingham, Ala., is the top team in the national rankings list.
Brunswick comes into the match with a 1-6 overall record and a 0-3 record in region action.
The Lady Terrors have mounted a scoring attack in the early going that no opponent has been able to stop. They have outscored opponents 66-7 thus far while blowing through the early-season schedule.
Glynn has scored no fewer than four goals in any match and has scored at least seven in every other match. The Lady Terrors have kicked in as many as 10 goals in three different matches.
GA has held five of its first eight opponents without a goal while giving up a season-high three goals this past Friday in a 4-3 victory over Richmond Hill away from home.
Brunswick is coming off a 1-0 loss this past Friday at home to Richmond Academy. The win lifted the visitors to 4-1 on the season.
The Lady Pirates have scored 12 goals to 25 by their opponents. They have been dealt three losses by a goal including a 1-0 loss to Statesboro, a 2-1 defeat against Effingham and the 1-0 setback on Friday.
Brunswick’s victory was a 10-0 pasting of McIntosh County Academy on Feb. 25 at home.
BHS and Glynn are scheduled to play region games again on April 1.