For the second straight week, Shiloh rode a record-setting night to a win with last Friday’s 56-0 rout of Redan at Hallford Stadium in Clarkston.
One week after Charles Shavers posted school records by running for 261 yards and five touchdowns in a season-opening 48-7 win over Meadowcreek, the Generals set a new mark for scoring, and got a career-high six TD passes and 291 yards from Will Larimore in Friday’s win.
And when the Generals travel to Berkmar for their Region 8-AAAAAA opener this Friday, one team will making some more history.
After going 3-0 to start last season, a win Friday for Shiloh will match that record, and mark the first time since the Generals program started in 1984 that they’ve started a season with such a record two seasons in a row.
Meanwhile, the host Patriots come into the game at 2-0 for the first time since 2007, their last winning season, after Friday’s 35-7 win at Meadowcreek.
And a win Friday would make them 3-0 for just the ninth time since 1966.
Abernathy back at ‘em
If there was any question how Micah Abernathy’s leg was feeling coming into GAC’s home opener against Apalachee on Friday, Spartans coach Tim Hardy had a simple answer following the Spartans’ 56-14 win.
“He’s back,” Hardy said of Abernathy, who ran for 118 yards and a touchdown on just five carries and returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown after missing GAC’s Sept. 6 game at Savannah.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound junior’s kickoff return set a new GAC school record, breaking the old record of 92 set by Lavondre Nelson in a 2009 game against Baylor Academy of Tennessee.
It also accentuated how explosive he can be.
In just two games this season, Abernathy has rolled up 494 all-purpose yards, running for 308 yards, receiving one pass for 21 yards and returning two kicks for 165 more.
And he’s done it by handling the ball just 17 times on offense for an average gain of 29.1 yards for the Spartans every time he touches the ball.
“He starts up pretty fast,” Hardy said. “Micah’s got the ability to make big plays.”
Jones has huge game for Mountain View
In his second varsity start, Mountain View junior Jordan Jones made a huge impact in a 17-13 loss at Pebblebrook last Friday.
The defensive lineman’s most noteworthy play came in the fourth quarter when he scooped up a fumble caused by teammate Coleton Brindle and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown. The play gave the Bears a 13-10 lead at the time.
Jones finished with seven tackles (two for losses), one sack and two forced fumbles.
— Sports Editor Will Hammock contributed to this report