This past Friday night was a nail-biter! We had plenty of ups and downs in the four quarters of football. It was definitely worth the price of admission. Someone had to win and unfortunately, we were on the short end of the stick. It was a hard-fought football game in which we had plenty of opportunities to win the game, but Bulloch was a resilient bunch who was just as determined as we were to win. So today, we go back to work to improve and get better for the next game or the next lesson in life. This game of football teaches life lessons, and this past Friday was a lesson to learn from and grow. Life will provide setbacks, but how one reacts to those setbacks is what defines a person, so we have learn from it and get better, no matter how much it hurts.

We pretty much dominated the first half except on the scoreboard, where we were leading 6-0. We drove the field twice, only to be denied touchdowns inside the five yard line twice. Eli Fritchman connected on two 22-yard field goals to give us the lead. The second half was a back-and-forth battle. Bulloch took their opening possession and scored to make the score 7-6, but we answered on the next possession by driving down inside the five yard line again, only to settle for another field goal. Bulloch responded on their next possession and scored to make the game 13-9 with about 6 minutes to go in the fourth quarter. We immediately drove the length of the field and scored a touchdown with about 2 minutes to go in the game to make the score 16-13. Bulloch answered with about 14 seconds left in the game to make the score 20-16. The final score was 20-16. 

As for the stats, we out-gained Bulloch 318 total yards to their 240 yards. We outrushed Bulloch 244 yards to 87 yards, but unfortunately we did not have more points than Bulloch. On the night, Jordan Triplett rushed for 219 yards on 38 carries, while Thomas Veal was 7 of 12 for 74 yards. Overall, I thought our defense did a solid job and controlled the line scrimmage and pretty much dominated Bulloch's running game; however, we gave up three big plays of 20+ yards, which all resulted in touchdowns for Bulloch. So, this week we will go back to work and get prepared for a hungry St. Andrew's team that defeated Trinity Christian 3-0 this past Friday night. Again, how we respond to failure is what will define us, not the failure itself.

Go Knights!

Coach Brandon Derrick

Click HERE and HERE to read the article about the game that was in The Brunswick News on Saturday.