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August 17, 2013

Generals look to improve before start of season

ATHENS — Georgia Christian School suited up Friday to scrimmage Monsignor Donovan in the first football game for the Generals in 46 years, losing 31-15 in Athens.

The boys played hard, but first-game jitters combined with a lack of experience stood out.

The Generals gave up three big plays over the top in the first half and fumbled the ball with seconds left before half. Monsignor Donovan scooped up the fumble for a score.

Down at the half 24-0, Georgia Christian played much better in the second half, outscoring their opponent 15-7 in the half. The coaches were pleased with the effort displayed by the Generals, but they also realize there is a lot of work to be done before opening up with Crisp Academy in Cordele on Thursday.

Blake Winners scored both of Georgia Christian’s touchdowns and Sharod Bell made a tackle in the endzone to tack on two points for a safety.

The Generals must cut down on turnovers as well as improve their tackling before Thursday if they hope to challenge Crisp.

There is no doubt the coaching staff plans to focus on those issues during this week’s practice.

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