It was a barn-burner last year between First Presbyterian Christian Academy and St. Andrews, with the Lions scoring the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter to win, 35-28.
The Highlanders are looking to exact revenge and earn the first win of their football program at 7:30 tonight in Savannah against the Lions.
The Lions are coming off two back-to-back shutout losses. Bible Baptist took down the Lions, 60-6, and Bulloch Academy claimed a 45-0 win last Friday against the Lions.
Both squads feature small rosters in which the players see action on both sides of the ball. FPCA picked up two more players since their 48-21 loss at Bethesda last week, and first-year head coach Jamie Sharp said he was happy with the way his boys fought to the end.
“All I could tell them was to get some rest,” he said. “They played as hard as they could … I was pleased that we scored 21 points, and honestly, if we had more players we could have won that game … it was a winnable game.”
Last year, the Highlanders had four interceptions against the Lions and held a 28-27 lead until the Lions scored on a three-yard run, leaving only 36 seconds on the clock. St. Andrews started the drive with six minutes left and drove downfield with its ground game.
“From what I saw on film, they tend to run the ball up the middle. They want to pound their way to the end zone,” Sharp said. “We are working on a new defensive scheme to prevent them from running the ball up the middle.”