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Glynn Academy’s Caden Hutchinson sprints for yards during an Aug. 31 game against Groves.

After a tough opening season loss to one of the best high school football teams in South Carolina, the Glynn Academy Red Terrors have bounced back to win the next two games in dominating fashion.

They beat Washington High 42-6 on Aug. 24, followed by a 49-0 victory over Groves High two weeks ago.

The defense has been stout the last two games, giving up an early touchdown against Washington in a 42-6 win, before holding the team scoreless the remainder of the game on Aug. 24. The Terrors followed up with a 49-0 victory over Groves High two weeks ago.

Coming off a bye week, the Terrors travel to Jesup to face Wayne County tonight in what is expected to be a challenging test. The Yellow Jackets (3-0) are No. 7 in the Class 5A rankings. The Jackets have wins over Long County, Beaufort (S.C.) and Glynn Region 2-6A foe Richmond Hill, who the Terrors will face later this season.

Glynn Academy head football coach Rocky Hidalgo said Wayne County should be a good challenge.

“They’ve got a good football team,” he said. “They’ve got a big, physical offensive line.”

Wayne County also has a strong running game and defense, he said.

Hidalgo spent the bye week working on fundamentals with his young team. He is emphasizing continued improvement in all phases of the game for his players.

“If we play well, we’ll score points,” he said. “I think our kids are going to show up and play well.”

It doesn’t get any easier for the Terrors in coming weeks. They face a No. 8 ranked Ware County team next week before traveling to Camden County on Sept. 28 to face the Wildcats.

Then, they start region play by hosting Richmond Hill, followed by the city championship against Brunswick on Oct. 19. The Terrors end the regular season hosting Effingham County and a road game against Bradwell Institute.

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