CONYERS- Flint River didn’t have much trouble with Young Americans Christian School Friday night, as they ran away with their fifth straight victory. The visiting Wildcats were able to take their starters out early after building a 42-0 lead at halftime.
Flint River scored early and often, starting on the first YACS drive with a fumble return for a touchdown by junior linebacker, Davis Cotney. The Wildcats scored again on their first drive with an 8-yard run by junior tailback, Will Couch. Couch scored again on the next drive, this time from 3 yards out. After forcing another YACS punt, the Cats found the endzone once again on a three-yard run by junior Jay Adams. FRA had another interception, this time by senior Patrick McGinn, on the ensuing Young Americans drive, and went on to score again, with Couch earning his third TD of the half.
Senior Jim Law got into the endzone from 12 yards out on the next Wildcat possession to make the score 42-0. At that point the Wildcats took their foot off the gas pedal and put the second stringers in. No more points were scored, but the Wildcats kept the YACS Eagles out of the endzone for the remainder of the game.
The Wildcats only had to throw two passes, but the ground game was enough to rout the Eagles. The Cats rushed for 255 yards with nine different players getting carries, including senior lineman Skyler Young, who had 11 yards. This is the third week in a row that FRA has had more than 250 rushing yards.
Flint River Head Coach, Jason Carrera said after the game, “This game was a great opportunity for our whole team as we saw some guys step up and play hard that maybe don’t get on the field all the time. Our guys played hard and worked on some things we needed to perfect before we get into region play. We have some big games upcoming and the off week will give us some time to prepare for those upcoming games and to heal some injuries.”
Flint River will welcome the Arlington Christian Eagles to Woodbury tonight, before having a much needed bye week. Two weeks from tonight they start region play against Dominion. The Wildcats regular season finale is the week after that when they play Piedmont.