FPCA football hit the road Friday for its first game of the season, falling 28-14 to Westwood Christian in Camilla in what was also the first match up between the two teams.
A small roster and injuries in the second half decided the game that was tied going into the half.
Despite playing iron-man football again, the Highlanders were able to keep the score competitive throughout the first half.
Junior Khalyn Weekley scored the first touchdown for the Highlanders. Senior standout Jamison Golson scored the two-point conversion.
Westwood Christian responded with a touchdown and a conversion to end the half tied at 8-8.
Second half injuries turned the tide. Junior Nick Bolton was sent to the ER with a concussion after a hard hit by a Westwood player.
Jamison Golson was sidelined after an injury to the leg.
Westwood took advantage of the hardship and scored 20 points in the second half, holding FPCA to one more touchdown by Weekley.
FPCA will play at home this Friday against Bethlehem Temple Christian at 7:30 p.m. The game will be in Longbell Stadium in Hinesville.