Golden Isles Bowl
It\’s official: GMC to play in Brunswick
By Matthew Caldwell – The Union-Recorder
MILLEDGEVILLE – The Golden Isles Bowl announced Friday morning that Georgia Military College and Coffeyville Community College will do battle in the Dec. 3 bowl game at Glynn County Stadium.
The Bulldogs are playing the bowl game for the seventh time and the Red Ravens will be making their first appearence in this bowl. This will be the 11th time the bowl game has been held.
GMC is coming off a successful 8-2 season and is currently riding the waves of a seven-game winning streak. During the seven games, the Bulldogs have scored more than 34 points in each game and is coming off a 41-22 win over Louisburg College.
Coffeyville Community College, out of Coffeyville, Kan., is currently 9-2 and have won three in a row. The Red Ravens opened the season with a seven-game winning streak before losing 25-21 to Garden City Community College on Oct. 8 and 65-28 to Butler Community College on Oct. 15.
In the latest NJCAA football poll, released on Tuesday, the Bulldogs rose from 11th to eighth, its highest ranking of the season. The Red Ravens are currently ranked fourth for the second consecutive week.
Kickoff for the game is 1:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased from Karen Wright at the Parnell Ruark Athletic Building. Tickets cost $10. The GMC booster club is taking a bus to the game for $25.
Events for the game start on Dec. 1 with a welcome luncheon and a team cookout later that night. On Dec. 2, there will be a team breakfast and a scenic boat cruise on the Emerald Princess. After the cruise, the teams will each hold practice in the afternoon.
On the day of the game, there will be a team breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and the holiday parade begins at 10 a.m. with the game kicking off at 1:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Wright at (478) 445-2690 or visit the Golden Isles Bowl on the Web at www.goldenislesbowl.com.
To reach sports editor Matthew Caldwell, call him at (478) 453-1463.
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