Cougars improve to 4-2 after win over Twiggs

Published 1:37 pm Wednesday, October 11, 2023

The Grace Christian Academy Cougars beat Twiggs Academy 43-12 in their final home game of the season. 

Cougars head coach Richard McClure said the team is starting to find its identity, which was evident in the win.

“It was probably the best game we’ve played all year in terms of execution,” McClure said. “They’re really starting to find their groove in our offense and what we’re trying to do.”

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McClure said his team has found success in “being multiple.”

“We’ve gotten the ground game going, and it has allowed us to throw the ball,” McClure said.

Going into the season, First-year head coach McClure was tasked with forming a team of mainly new players into an offense, defense, and special teams that could execute consistently.

“You never know,” McClure said. “When you start the season, especially with so many new guys, it’s like, ‘Man, what are we going to be able to do?’ We actually found success first throwing the ball,… our last two games, our running plays have improved, and you can see the line getting better.”

McClure said his players are easily coachable and are ready to learn.

“These guys are willing to work,” McClure said. “I’ve been preaching to them all year long, the amount of work you want to put in, you’ll see results if you put the work in,… We have a bunch of guys that they want to be team players.”

The win Friday puts the Cougars at a 4-2 record. Their recent games have been a 26-8 win against Sherwood, a 58-0 loss against Calhoun, and a 35-8 win against Citizens Christian Academy.

The Cougars’ next game is a rematch at Twiggs on Friday, Oct. 27, kickoff, at 7 p.m.