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Bryan County area football back in action
Richmond Hill football

After both having had an open date last week Richmond Hill and Bryan County football teams will be back in action this Friday. Unfortunately, it will mark another Friday night without football in Bryan County as both are on the road.

Of the two teams only Bryan County has played a home game this season and that was in its opener, a 32-12 win over Butler.

Richmond Hill (0-2) will be at Northside Warner Robins (3-1) while the Redskins (1-2) will open Region 3A play at McIntosh County Academy (0-2-1).

The Wildcats will be looking to generate some offense against one of middle Georgia’s top teams.

Richmond Hill has been without several key players due to COVID issues in losses to Beaufort (28-8) and Burke County (27-26).

Coach Matt LeZotte’s team was without 54 players at Beaufort which is now ranked No. 4 among South Carolina’s Class 4 teams following wins over the Wildcats, Effingham County and Benedictine.

Quarterback Ty Goldrick made his debut against Burke County and threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns. 

Freshman Caleb Easterling started against Beaufort and his 94 rushing yards currently leads the team. 

Ryan Dekle has 60 yards on 14 carries and Zion Gillard has 23 for 59 yards.

Sophomore Nick Bliss has seven catches for 159 yards and a touchdown with junior Ravon Grant one back with six receptions for 41 yards.

Linebacker Bodie Custer is the Wildcats’ leading tackler with 16 stops. 

Linebacker Rahmaan Moore has 12 while strong safety Tommy Bliss and defensive end Brian Ruland each have 10.

Bryan County, which snapped a 23-game losing streak when it beat Butler, will be looking for its first region win since 2016 when it takes on the Buccaneers.

The Redskins have lost 26 straight games against region opponents. 

Their last win in region play was against Bacon County in the next to last game of the 2016 season. 

In Region 3-AA at the time, Bryan County ended that season with a loss to Vidalia.

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