Liberty County welcomes the McIntosh County Academy Buccaneers to Donell Woods Stadium at 7:30 Friday night.
Last year, the Panthers claimed a 45-14 win over the Buccaneers. But last year, MCA was under new head coach Gary Mintier, and the team was learning a new system.
To date, the Buccaneers are 0-2, but their losses have been to powerhouse teams Brunswick (35-12) and Savannah Christian (16-8).
Last week against Bradwell Institute, Liberty accumulated 415 all-purpose yards in its 34-6 win.
The LCHS defense was responsible for 107 total tackles and one sack, made two interceptions and caused and recovered two fumbles.
The one dynamic that hurt the Panthers last week was penalties. But head coach Kirk Warner said that was primarily due to the intense nature of the game, which pitted the local rival schools against each other.
“Our guys were hyped up, and those things happen,” he said. “But we have to fix those errors from here on out.”
Bradwell Institute hosts the Calvary Day Cavaliers on Friday at Olvey Field.
The Cavaliers (1-0) are coming off a 48-12 win over New Hampstead two weeks ago and had a bye week to prepare for the Tigers.
The Tigers (0-1) enter the game off a 34-6 loss at Liberty County last Friday in their regular-season opener. This time, however, the Tigers have the home-field advantage. Last year, when these two teams met in Savannah, the Tigers lost 28-21.
Last week against Liberty, the Tigers rushed for
145 yards and a touchdown and had 309 all-purpose yards for the night. The defense was led by seniors Deion Stewart and Isaac Moana.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.