FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Offensive woes continue for BHS; Trojans keep on rolling


Spalding – 40
Baldwin – 14

In three home games this season, the Braves' offense has scored a grand total of two touchdowns.

The offensive woes continued on Friday night, as Baldwin's offense failed to score a touchdown for a second straight home game. Baldwin's two touchdowns on Friday night came courtesy of a bad punt snap and a fumble recovery for a score by linebacker Elijah Cleveland.

The Braves (1-3, 0-1) finished the game with 10 first downs, but five of those came during garbage time in the final minutes. Prior to that final drive, Baldwin had around 150 yards of total offense and five first downs.

It certainly doesn't appear as if the Braves will be winning any championships this season. For perspective, Baldwin beat Spalding 27-14 last season and 35-0 the year before that. On Friday night, the same Spalding program dominated Baldwin on the Braves' own field. 

Baldwin will trek off to Macon next Friday night for its second region game of the season. The opponent will be the Howard Huskies, a team that Baldwin has never lost to in seven all-time meetings. The way that things have been going for Baldwin, however, there are no more guaranteed victories or sure things.


John Milledge – 56
Brookwood School – 19

THOMASVILLE – It was another copy/paste kind of score for the Trojans on Friday night down in South Georgia. 

In its five games so far this season, JMA has won by 35 points, 41 points, 48 points, 50 points and now 37 points.

Next Friday night could possibly be a little more interesting, as the Trojans host Pinewood Christian in a rematch of last season's GISA Class AAA state championship game, a contest that the Trojans won 21-o over at Mercer.

On Oct. 14, meanwhile, things will definitely get more interesting, as the Trojans begin region play against the "old guard" of Macon schools – Stratford, FPD, Mt. de Sales and Tattnall. Each of the four Macon schools have played in the GHSA in recent years, and 2022 marks their return to the private school ranks.

Much of the chatter during the off-season was about whether or not JMA would still be able to run roughshod through GISA with many of the old Macon schools returning.

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