Wearing Down the Wildcats

Published 9:02 am Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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Grace Christian Academy continued their successful football season Friday, September 3, as the Cougars headed north to Cordele to secure a victory over Crisp Academy that evening, 48-28.

Highlights of the night’s game were Junior Jayfus Ferguson, who rushed for a total of 101 yards and passed 116 yards, throwing for a touchdown; on defense, Ferguson made five tackles.

Senior Carter Hathcoat rushed for 79 yards and scored two touchdowns. He also had 115 receiving yards, which included receiving a touchdown. Hathcoat also threw a total of 104 yards, including two touchdowns.

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Rounding out offense, Junior Kevin Brooks had 100 receiving yards, and two touchdowns.

On defense, Junior Corrin McKay made six tackles; freshman Graham Beckham made five tackles; and senior Kooper Kearns recovered a fumble for a touchdown. Overall, the Cougars forced six fumbles that night.

“We’ve been working hard on getting the ball back for offense,” Coach Lance Godwin told the Post-Searchlight. “I was a little nervous going into this, because this team beat us pretty badly last year. I was worried how the boys would react, but we did what we needed to do to win the game.”

According to Godwin, the team intends to work on their passing as they practice for this weekend’s game.