Gators chomp the Lions


LOGANVILLE – There is a saying that you can’t teach speed and size, but not many things are more prized by football coaches.  With a 54-7 win over Loganville Christian Academy, the Gatewood Gators (Eatonton) proved they have an abundance of both.

LCA head coach Andre King said, “I’ve asked our players to look in the mirror for a self-check. We need more effort and more success as we prepare for the third game in ‘The Gauntlet’ of Augusta Prep, Gatewood and Heritage. We need to win next week against Heritage, who is not having their best season (1-2).”

The Lions’ record now stands at 2-2, scored on their third play from scrimmage when Jacob McFadden connected on a 45-yard pass at 10:42 and with a good point after took their only lead of the night.

Gatewood didn’t take long to exert their dominance as they scored four times in the first quarter to improve their record to 4-0 in the Georgia Independent School Association.

Interceptions – three – and short fields gave Gatewood all they needed to take a 48-7 lead into halftime. In The Gator’s previous games, they held two opponents scoreless and allowed only 14 points from the third.

McFadden went 12 for 24 and 122 yards in the air, 41 of them to Dana Lucas Jr. Cameron Livsey was the LCA leading rusher with 18 carries for 41 yards.

LCAhosts the Heritage School (Newnan) next week with a 7:30 pm kickoff.