Richmond Hill beat Glynn Academy 12-7 last Friday night to move to 2-0 in Region 2-AAAAAA. The Wildcats are now 7-0 overall.
Richmond Hill trailed 7-6 at halftime after two field goals by Joseph Petrino.
Maurice Smith's touchdown late in the fourth quarter gave the Wildcats a 12-7 lead. Glynn stopped Richmond Hill's two-point conversion attempt, but failed to score afterward.
“Our defensive coaches did a great job coming up with a plan,” Coach Matt LeZotte said. “Glynn is one of the best option teams in the state.”
Smith had 148 yards total rushing on 33 carries. Quarterback Kasey Green was 9-for-20 passing. Seven of those completions were to Sam James for 129 yards, while the other two were to Justin Jeffery for 26 yards.
“We probably left two touchdowns on the field, but our offense didn’t spread like we normally do,” LeZotte said. “We ran the ball a lot and took what their defense gave us.”
Will Huffstutler led the Wildcats defense with 10 tackles, including a sack.
LeZotte said he was impressed by the demeanor of his players on the sideline late in the game when the Wildcats were trailing.
“They knew the hard work they’ve put in,” he said. “They weren’t down and expected that something would come our way.”
Richmond Hill hosts Brunswick at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Pirates are 5-2 overall, 2-1 in the region.
Bryan County fell 49-13 at Jeff Davis. The Redskins are now 0-7 overall, 0-5 in Region 2-AA.
“We just made too many mistakes early in the game and fell behind,” Coach Mario Mincey said. “I was hoping that we could play with intensity that we had in the Metter game, but we just could not get going.”
Gage Hagan had a passing touchdown to Bodi Dammerell and Jack Perry made the extra point and two field goals for the Redskins.
Bryan County hosts Bacon County (4-4, 1-4) at 7:30 p.m. Friday for senior night.