First Presbyterian Christian Academy will host Greater Bethlehem Temple Christian School Friday for its first home football game of the year.
The FPCA Highlanders opened the season last week at Westwood Christian in Camilla, falling 28-14. FPCA coach Terry Middleton said it wasn’t for the lack of effort from his team.
“We were in the game,” he said.
In fact it was the FPCA boys who hit the end zone first with Khalyn Weekley scoring a touchdown in the first quarter. Highlander Jamison Golson converted the two-point attempt and the FPCA boys led 8-0.
But Westwood had the numbers and soon injuries hurt the Highlanders.
Middleton said he hasn’t seen much film on Greater Bethlehem but he knows they have a deeper roster than his 17.
“They have 25… and they have great speed and size,” he said.
Golson will miss Friday’s game as his knee is evaluated. Highlander Nick Bolton will also sit out after a concussion last week.
“We will have to adjust, not go for the power plays but spread them out,” Middleton said, adding that offensive coordinator Frank Troup has been working with players on a strategy for Friday’s offense.
“As we know, all year we will have to go iron-man. … We will play with a lion’s heart and just go after it,” he said.
Friday’s home game is at Long Bell Stadium at the Liberty County Recreation Department. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.