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Prep FB Recap

by: C/CPT Jessica Grant

GMC Prep Football Opener
August 19, 2005

The 2005 football season started out rainy for the dogs—literally. After the game was postponed until 8:00 due to a thunderstorm, the GMC Bulldogs opened their season under new head coach, Jeff Ward, with a loss against Wheeler County on Davenport Field. The first half looked pretty much like a jamboree for the Bulldogs, but they returned the second half and performed much better. Junior, Sean Thrower started off the scoring with a field goal in the first half. Senior, Travis Chipman continued the offense in the second half when he picked up a fumble in the end zone for a score, and Clint Crawley, a junior, added the final points with his long pass completion for a touchdown, ending the game with a score of 34-17. Ward said that many the mistakes made were because of the youthfulness of the team, but \”I told them I\’ll take the blame for some of the mistakes, but the mistakes we made are correctable. Maybe I didn\’t have them prepared enough, but hopefully we are prepared for next week.\” Senior Matthew Bradley quoted after the game, “It’s not how you start the race; it’s how you finish it!” We look forward to seeing how the Bulldogs finish their next game with a decisive victory!

GMC Prep Football 2nd Game
August 26, 2005

With their first loss behind them, the GMC Prep football team hit the road and headed to Ellaville for their second game of the season. After a hard fought struggle that saw many opportunities GMC returned home with its second loss, this time at the hands of Schley County. The final score of 28-7 does not indicate the level of intensity and closeness of the game. GMC\’s only score came in the fourth quarter on a 5-yard run by Matthew Bradley. Team spirits remain high as each game becomes a learning experience, and as senior Travis Gilliland said, “Defeat is the biggest motivator.” If this is true, we look to see a win from the Bulldogs very soon!