First Presbyterian Christian Academy will have its first home game of their season when it plays Curtis Baptist at 7:30 tonight at Long Bell Stadium.
The Highlanders are 0-2, but not for a lack of effort. They had only 11 players on the roster during their 48-21 loss at Bethesda. A 12th player joined the team last week in FPCA’s 36-26 loss at St. Andrews.
According to FPCA head coach Jamie Sharp III, the school is becoming excited about the team, and more students are coming out to play for the squad.
“We are up to 16 players right now,” he said. “The numbers are coming up, and things are starting to look good out here.”
The first-year head coach said that tonight the community will catch a glimpse of the Highlanders new Under Armour uniforms. The school received the Under Armour uniforms after winning last year’s Finding Undeniable Under Armour Challenge. The team is the first of several FPCA athletic programs that will receive equipment and uniforms worth $140,000.
Last year, FPCA went head-to-head against Curtis Baptist before losing, 26-19. Sharp said he is eager to show Hinesville that there is a third solid football program within the county.
“I am super excited, and it will be nice to let Hinesville finally see what are doing,” he said. “Bradwell and Liberty already had their chance to play at home, so hopefully the community will come out and we can do great things and present something good that they want to see on a regular basis.”