GMC makes history; JMA rolls


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MACON – The Dawgs done did it!

For the first time since 1960 and the Eisenhower administration, GMC has won a region championship. Head Coach Lee Coleman's squad did so in convincing fashion, handling a very competent ACE squad that entered the game with a 3-1 region record.

Also, Friday marked the first time in school history that GMC has finished a regular season undefeated.

Dwight Eisenhower was president so long ago that it was hard to find a color photo of him on Google.

As a cherry on top, the Dawgs wrapped up the regular season on Friday night a week before most other schools will, which means that they'll have an extra week to get healthy and get ready for the state playoffs, which begin on Nov. 12. Now that all of the hay's in the barn, GMC can officially begin looking forward to the state playoffs. GMC will begin in the bottom left bracket as the No. 1 seed in GHSA Region 7-A Public, and they'll begin the playoffs at Davenport against the No. 4 seed from Region 5, which unfortunately is the most competitive Class A Public region in state. Four teams in Region 5 – Macon County, Schley County, Chattahoochee County and Manchester – were all ranked in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's top 10 poll entering Friday night.

GMC has never won a state playoff game, which dates back to 1958, when the Dawgs first joined the GHSA as a participating member.



Apparently, even the Creekside Christian coaches wanted to get home in time to watch the World Series. 

The Creekside brass agreed to a "running clock" midway through the second quarter, which allowed the game to be completed in an extremely brisk one-hour-and-50 minutes, which is faster than some little league games at Walter B. Williams Jr. Park.

Rarely if ever are there running clocks in the first half, but that was the case on Friday night. After the Trojans went up 41-0 midway through the second quarter, both coaching staffs agreed to the running clock.

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Senior speedster Marcus Prestwood scored two first-half touchdowns, one on a reception and one of a pick-six interception.

Creekside (0-9) didn't have a first down in the first half and didn't cross midfield until late in the fourth quarter.

The Trojans have now outscored their first eight opponents of this season 355-42, or an average of 44-5 per game. Also, JMA's streak of winning by at least 28 points is now up to 28 straight games.

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