First Presbyterian Christian Academy starts the first round of the playoffs Friday in Macon at Windsor Academy.
The Windsor Knights are the second seed for the Georgia Independent School Association Region 4-AA class. The Knights come into the challenge with a 7-3 overall record and 2-1 region mark.
The Highlanders are 2-8 overall and 1-2 in region 2-AA. This is the second year in a row that FPCA made the playoffs. The Highlanders beat David Emanuel 55-18 and earned their first fourth-quarter running clock game.
To date, FPCA has at least matched its record from last season.
In their win against the Eagles last week, four Highlanders broke the 100-yard mark rushing. They made 5-of-6 point-after attempts, nabbed three interceptions and passed for well more than 100 yards.
Highlander defensive coordinator William Herdman has said the team plays confidently when the players know they have a chance to win.
Last Friday’s performance proved his point to an extent.
Head coach Terry Middleton said he would like to see his team hustle more to the ball and make fewer mental errors, which often cause false starts and loss of yards.