Providence Christian Storm (5-A Private)
Coach: Jonathan Beverly
Last week: Lost to Social Circle 31-28
Prince Avenue Christian Wolverines (8-A Private)
Coach: Greg Vandagriff
Last week: Lost to Rabun County 38-31
Only seven total points have separated Providence from its first two opponents, leaving it very close to a first victory under new head coach Beverly. The Storm rallied in Game 1 and lost by a narrow 20-16 margin, then lost last week on a Social Circle field goal in the waning seconds.
Keeping the score close this Friday will be considered a victory for the young Providence program, which has struggled in six previous losses to its former region foe. Longtime powerhouse Prince Avenue’s wins over the Storm have all been by substantial margins (49-3 last year, 63-7 in 2018, 49-0 in 2017, 76-0 in 2016, 49-0 in 2015 and 54-10 in 2014).
The Storm’s performance against Social Circle was encouraging in a number of ways, including a handful of single-game school records. Allan Hartley had a school-record five sacks, Skyler Jordan set a new mark with 14 catches (he owned the old mark of 11) and quarterback Connor Jones established records with 22 completions and four total TDs (two rushing, two passing).
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Last meeting: Prince Avenue won 49-3 last year
Location: Prince Avenue Christian School