Glynn Academy scored five touchdowns in the first quarter and rolled to 49-7 win over Richmond Hill Friday night at Wildcat Stadium.
Glynn quarterback Deejay Dallas ran for three touchdowns and running back Garrison Hurd rushed for two scores as the Red Terrors built a 35-0 lead in the first 12 minutes.
“When you get down to a team as talented as Glynn Academy is, it’s just tough to rebound,” RHHS head coach Matt LeZotte said. “They did a great job of working and preparing their guys. I have to do a better job of preparing our guys.”
The Wildcats fell to 2-2 overall and 1-2 in Region 3-AAAAA with their second straight loss. Glynn Academy improved to 3-2 and 2-1.
The Red Terrors took advantage of good field position in the first quarter. Their first four touchdown drives started in Richmond Hill territory and the fifth began at the Glynn 48-yard line.
Jeremiah Anderson’s 7-yard touchdown run in the second quarter capped an 84-yard drive, extending Glynn’s lead to 42-0. Each team scored a touchdown in the second half, which was played with a running clock.
“We just got pushed around,” LeZotte said. “You could tell a big difference that our weight program is behind about two years. We’re going to change that.”
Richmond Hill averted the shutout on Brian Hughes’ 94-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. One play after the RHHS defense stopped Grant Langford for no gain on fourth-and-3 at the Wildcats’ 6-yard line, Hughes ran a keeper and raced untouched down the left sideline to the end zone.
Hughes completed 16 of 30 passes for 139 yards and led Richmond Hill rushers with 82 yards on 10 carries. Aaron Bedgood had nine receptions for 80 yards.
Richmond Hill will play at Effingham County (3-2, 1-2) next Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Rebels lost 20-14 at Coffee on Friday.