Glynn Academy’s offense was held scoreless in the first half against Richmond Hill, but led going into the break with a 21-0 lead thanks to outstanding special teams and defensive play. That effort would carry the Red Terrors to a 28-3 victory in the Region 2-6A clash at Glynn County Stadium.
T’Shawn Lang put the Terrors (4-3, 1-0) on the scoreboard midway in the first half on a 42-yard interception return for a touchdown to give his team an early 7-0 lead.
Richmond Hill (3-4, 1-1) marched down the field on the next possession, but the Terrors’ defense forced the Wildcats to attempt a long field goal that fell short of the end zone. Rayquan Benn picked up the ball inside the 5-yard line and ran along the sideline to the Wildcats’ 20-yard line, before making a cut toward midfield and into the end zone to give Glynn a 14-0 lead.
One the next Wildcats possession, Jujuan Floyd intercepted a pass thrown from the 39-yard line and ran it back for a touchdown and a 21-0 lead with more than eight minutes remaining in the second quarter.
The Terrors offense was unable to eat up much clock in the first half, possessing the ball less than eight minutes. Much of that had to do with a strong defense that held the Wildcats running game in check most of the night.
Richmond Hill scored its only points of the game early in the third quarter on a 40-yard field goal to make the score 21-3 in favor of the Terrors.
Richmond Hill’s players showed their frustration in the second half, committing personal fouls, many of them offsetting, that stalled drives.
Late in the fourth quarter, the Terrors scored their first offensive score of the game thanks to four consecutive runs from the Wildcats 43-yard line by quarterback Sam Wagner, who plunged over the top of Richmond Hill defenders on a third-and-goal from the 1-yard line to increase the lead to 28-3 with less than a minute remaining in the game.
Wagner ran the ball nine times for 60 yards in the game. Quantavious Bostic led the Terrors in rushing, carrying the ball eight times for 66 yards.
After the game, Terrors head football coach Rocky Hidalgo praised the team’s defensive and special teams effort.
“The kids played really hard,” he said. “We played fast on defense.”
Hidalgo said his team tried some new offensive schemes during the game that they will continue to work on next week in preparation for the city championship game against Brunswick High.
“We’ve got to fix our problems,” he told the team. “We’ve got to execute on offense. We’ll get there.”