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Viking Fan Guide: Football at Warren County (Sept. 16)

MACON, Ga.  – The FPD varsity football team hits the gridiron for the fourth time in 2016 on Friday night, Sept. 16, traveling to Warrenton, Ga. to take on the Warren County High School Screaming Devils in GHSA Class-A non-region action.

Below are game notes to keep Viking and Screaming Devil fans informed.

FPD FOOTBALL
GAME NOTES

FPD at Warren County
Friday
, September 16, 2016
7:30 p.m.

Albert Massey Field
(Warrenton, GA)

QUICK FACTS:
WARREN COUNTY (2016) – 3-0 (0-0 Reg. 7-A, Div. B)
Home: 1-0; Away: 2-0; Neutral: 0-0
City: Warrenton, GA
Colors: Blue, Gold and White
Mascot: Screaming Devils
Region: 7-A Div. B
Stadium/Field: Albert Massey Field
Head Coach: Cherard Freeman (4th season at Warren County, 5th overall)
Career Record: 11-32-0
Record at Warren County: 8-25
State Championships: 3 (1965, 1966, 1968 — All as member of GHSA Class-C)
Region Championships: 8 (Class C: 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968; Class 3-A: 1970; Class 4-A: 1978, 1981; Class 7-A: 2007)
Overall Home Record: 167-122-7
Overall Away Record: 153-158-9
Overall Neutral Site Record: 2-0-0
Overall Program Record: 322-280-16
2016 Wins: W 14-0 at Glascock County (August 19), W 28-15 vs. Harlem (Sept. 3), W 24-16 at Bradwell Institute (Sept. 9)
2016 Losses: none.
2015 Record: 3-7 (1-3 Reg. 7-A, Div. B)
2015 Wins: W 38-8 at Glascock County (August 28), W 12-6 vs. Harlem in OT (Sept. 11), W 24-18 at GMC Prep (Oct. 16)
2015 Losses: L 20-14 vs. Putnam County (August 21); L 14-0 at Tattnall Square (Sept. 4); L 38-6 vs. Wilkinson County (Sept. 18), L 31-0 at Lincoln County (Oct. 2), L 14-0 at Hancock Central (Oct. 9), L 49-14 vs. Aquinas (Oct. 23), L 41-12 at Wilkinson County (Nov. 6).
2015 GHSA State Playoffs: Did not qualify.

FPD (2016) – 3-0 (0-0 Sub Region-A 7-A)
Home: 1-0; Away: 1-0; Neutral: 1-0
City: Macon, GA.
Colors: Red, Black & White
Mascot: Vikings
Region: 7-A, Div. A
Stadium: George S. Johnson Stadium
Field: Austin Childers Field
Head Coach: Greg Moore (17th Year)
Career Record: 124-71-0 overall
State Championships: 2 (1980, 1985 as member of GISA)
Region Championships: 14 (Last: 2007 as member of GISA)
Overall Home Record: 176-72-3
Overall Away Record: 134-109-2
Overall Neutral Site Record: 1-1
Overall Program Record: 315-182-5
2016 Wins: W 34-14 v. Howard at Mercer (Aug. 27); W 34-13 at Brookstone (Sept. 2), W 56-0 vs. Hawkinsville (Sept. 9)
2016 Losses: none.
2015 Wins: W 21-0 at Monticello (Sept. 11); W 56-21 vs. GMC Prep (Sept. 18); W 31-6 vs. Tattnall Square (Oct. 16); W 31-9 at Wilkinson County (Oct. 23); W 52-38 vs. Twiggs County (Oct. 30); W 34-14 vs. Hancock Central (Nov. 6)
2015 Losses: L 38-17 v. Howard at Mercer (August 27); L 14-0 vs. Lincoln County (Sept. 25); L 41-21 at Stratford (Oct. 2); L 22-21 at Mount de Sales (Oct. 9); L 41-7 at Prince Avenue (Nov. 20)
2015 GHSA State Playoffs: L Rd. 1 at Prince Avenue 41-7 on Nov. 20

LAST TIME OUT for FPD: The Vikings opened up the floodgates on offense, scoring 28 points in a six-minute span in the first quarter en route to a 56-0 victory over Class-A Public Hawkinsville on Friday, Sept. 9 at Austin Childer’s Field at George S. Johnson Memorial Stadium

Six different players scored a touchdown for FPD: C.J. Harris (2), Robert Johnson (2), Armaun Smith, Harrison Aulds, Joshua Raines, and Griffin Brown.

FPD added 21 points in the second quarter and seven more in a running-clock second half to seal the win.

PAT kicker Andrei Parrish was a perfect 8-for-8 on the night as well.

Quarterback Dalton Cox continued his impressive numbers, completing 20 of 25 passes for 236 yards.

Harris led the Vikings in rushing on eight carries for 96 yards while Titus Moore hauled in six catches for 91 yards.

LAST TIME OUT for WARREN COUNTY: The Screaming Devils pushed their winning streak to three games with a hard-fought 24-16 win over the Bradwell Institute on the road.

The Screaming Devils previously defeated Harlem at home 28-15 on Saturday, Sept. 3 and opened up the 2016 campaign with a 14-0 shutout win at Putnam County.

SERIES HISTORY: Friday’s contest is the fifth meeting between the two teams.

The Vikings are 4-0 all-time against the Warren County Screaming Devils.

FPD’s first win of the series came in 2012, a 63-21 victory at Albert Massey Field.

In 2013, FPD defeated Warren County 48-13 in the first game played between the schools at Austin Childers Field at George S. Johnson Stadium.

FPD returned to Warrenton in 2014 and brought home a 55-28 win.

The Vikings also claimed a home win over the Screaming Devils on Oct. 30, 2015 with convincing 52-38 victory.

ALOT of POINTS AGAINST WARREN COUNTY: The Vikings scored no less than 48 points against the Screaming Devils in the series history.

FPD has outscored Warren County 218-100 in the four games played.

On average, FPD is scoring 54.5 points per game against Warren County, while allowing 25 per contest.

The Vikings have outscored the Screaming Devils on the road 118-49.

SHUTOUTS: The Vikingg defense picked up their third shutout of the GHSA era with last Friday’s 56-0 win over Hawkinsville.

The other two previous shutouts came in 2015, a 21-0 victory at Monticello, and in 2012, a 24-0 home win over Pike County.

CUTTING BACK ON PENALTIES: In the first two games of the 2016 season, the Vikings were flagged for 26 penalties for a total of 195 yards.

In last Friday’s shutout over Hawkinsville, FPD was whistled for just four penalties for 45 yards.

DEFENSE WREAKING HAVOC: The Viking defense has been all over the field for the Vikings so far in 2016.

FPD has forced 14 fumbles and recovered nine.

The Viking have five interceptions to their credit in three contests.

TAKING CARE OF THE PIGSKIN: While the Viking defense has been causing problem for opponents, the FPD offense has done a stellar job of keeping the football.

Entering into last Friday’s contest against Hawkinsville, FPD had no turnovers to its credit.

After Friday’s 56-0, FPD accumulated two turnovers, one on a fumble and the other an interception.

Still, in 163 plays from scrimmage, the Vikings have only lost the ball twice.

CLIMBING IN THE RANKS: The Vikings were rated no. 7 in the first GHSA Class-A Private Power Ratings of 2016 last week prior to Friday’s 56-0 home-opening victory on Sept. 9.

The Vikings are now no. 1 in the GHSA Class-A Private Power Ratings and no. 9 in the SCORE Atlanta Poll and AJC Poll.

Georgia High School Football Daily ranks FPD at no. 9 as well.

The Georgia Public Broadcasting Poll has the Vikings at no. 8 as does the Maxwell rankings.

2016 GHSA POWER RATING TRACKER:

September 14: #1
September 7: #7

SATURDAY’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING: A high school football game is usually played on a Friday night, but did you know FPD has an extensive history playing on Saturday’s?

FPD has played a Saturday game in six different seasons in program history: 1973, 1982, 1991, 1992, and 1997 and 2016.

The most Saturday games the Vikings played came in the 1973 season, the first season of competition for the school under former head coach Philip McLeroy.

FPD went 3-1 in 1973 on Saturday’s with home wins against Nathanael Green on Sept. 8 (13-3), Macedonia Christian on Sept. 29 (27-6) and Josey Academy on Oct. 20 (38-0).

The lone loss on Saturday in the 1973 campaign was on Oct. 6 when the Vikings fell on the road at Beachwood Academy 8-0 on Oct. 6

FPD played one Saturday contest under former head coach Bobby Brown.

In 1982, FPD went on the road and defeated Tattnall 23-6 on Oct. 23.

The Mark Farriba era saw two Saturday games for the Vikings in 1991 and 1992.

In 1991, FPD defeated Westwood 22-21 on Nov. 16 followed by a victory a year later against the same opponent, a 22-8 win on Oct. 17, 1992.

The last Saturday game on the gridiron for the Vikings came in 1997 under former head coach Cater Pierce.

It was a GHSA playoff contest vs. John Milledge Academy at home on Nov. 22. The Trojans bested the Vikings 16-13 in the quarterfinal match.

Altogether, FPD is 7-2 in Saturday games after last week’s 34-14 season-opening victory v. Howard at Mercer.

TEAM CAPTAINS: Team captains for FPD have been selected!

Three seniors and one junior will lead the Vikings this season: Seniors – Thomas McBride, E.J. Tobler and Denson Martin; Junior – Dalton Cox.

Tee Turley will serve as an honorary team captain on Friday night at Warren County.

PLAYERS to WATCH for FPD: 
Jr. QB Dalton Cox: Has thrown for over 700 yards in his first three starts under center for the Vikings, including five touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns.

Jr. WR’s Titus Moore and Maurice Gordon: Moore finished with eight receptions, 108 yards and two touchdowns in FPD’s season-opening victory over Howard. Gordon followed with four catches, 108 yards and two touchdowns in FPD’s road win at Brookstone on Sept. 2.

Jr. RB C.J. Harris: FPD’s leading rusher with 30 carries and 233 yards on the season in three games played. Leads the team in rushing touchdowns with four.

FPD Defensive Line: The Viking defense has caused 12 turnovers on opposing offenses in the 2016 season, forcing on average four turnovers per contestThe line will be tested again with a fast-paced Warren County quarterback in Jarvis Collins.

PLAYERS to WATCH for WARREN COUNTY: 
Jr. QB Jarvis Collins: Has rushed for 208 yards on 35 carries in three games played. Is tied for the team lead with three rushing touchdowns. Has completed 14-of-22 passes for 152 yards and one touchdown.

Sr. RB Stedman Hall: Hall is tied with Collins for the team lead in rushing touchdowns with three. Has 18 carries for 130 yards. Is averaging 7.2 yards per carry.

Sr. WR Jarkevin Clark: Clark is Collins’ main target, having scored the only receiving touchdown of the season for the Screaming Devils. Clark had eight receptions for 102 yards and is averaging 12.8 yards per reception.

Warren County Defense: The Screaming devils, just like the Vikings, have one shutout to their credit this season and have allowed just 31 points in three games played.

HOW ‘BOUT THAT 3-0 START for FPD?  Since joining the GHSA, the Vikings have only started the season 3-0 in its current era: 2014 and 2016.

FPD finished with a 7-4  mark in 2014.

The 2014 team advanced to the first round of the GHSA Class-A Private State Tournament.

In GISA play, FPD started the season 3-0, the final year in the league.

44th EDITION: The 2016 season marks the 44th year of FPD Football. The Vikings have delivered countless memories since starting its program in the 1970’s. To date, FPD’s overall program record stands at 315-182-5

123 WINS and COUNTING: FPD head coach Greg Moore picked up his 100th win during the 2012 season with a victory at Hancock Central. Two years later, the skipper earned his 115th victory at the helm after a 31-7 win at GMC Prep on Nov. 7.

Moore is the overall leader in program wins with 124, followed by Mark Farriba (77) and Bobby Brown (72).

2015 a SEASON to REMEMBER: FPD advanced to the GHSA Class-A State Playoffs for a fifth consecutive season before falling at Prince Avenue in the first round.

WELL WORTH THE MOVE: Since joining the GHSA, the Vikings have enjoyed success on the local and statewide level. FPD has never had a losing season while in the league, posting an overall record of 41-27.

FPD’s best year in the GHSA was in 2011, finishing at 8-3 overall.

HOME COOKING: Since moving to the GHSA in 2010, the Vikings are 19-10 inside the friendly confines of George S. Johnson Memorial Stadium. FPD has won at least three games at home in each season but one (2011) since becoming a member of the league.

The Vikings finished 2015 with a home record of 4-1.

BROADCAST: Friday’s game at Warren County will be audiocast LIVE on the Viking Sports Radio Network!

To listen, sign up for a FREE Livestream account then visit the FPD/Warren County broadcast page.

SID and the “Voice of the Vikings” Chandler Lee will have the play-by-play call as FPD takes the field against the the Screaming Devils.

Assistant middle school football coach and high school Bible faculty member Rev. Bob Veazey will join Lee in the booth.

Pre-game coverage starts at 7:10 with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. on the Vikings Sports Radio Network.

ON DECK: The Vikings are open on Friday, Sept. 23 with no game on the schedule.

FPD returns to the field on Friday, Sept. 30 at Twiggs County High School.

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at “The Pit.”

SOCIAL MEDIA: Friday’s game at Warren County can be followed on social media on Twitter. Follow @FPDVikingSports for live in-game updates as the Vikings take on the Screaming Devils.

The game can also be followed by using the hashtags #FPDfootball#FPDwc16 and #FPDALLin.

ATHLETIC WEBSITE: For all the latest scores, schedules, news releases, rosters, videos and other athletic information, visit the official website for FPD Athletics at: www.fpdvikings.com.

FACEBOOK: The Vikings are now on Facebook! Be sure to like “FPD Athletics” to keep up with the Vikings and Lady Vikings year-round!

MEDIA:
Middle Georgia High School Football Capsules – Sept. 16 (Macon Telegraph)

LINKS:
FPD Football Homepage
FPD Football Stats (MaxPreps)
Warren County Roster (MaxPreps)
Warren County Schedule (MaxPreps)
Warren County Stats (MaxPreps)

2016 GAME RECAPS:
Game 3: FPD 56, Hawkinsville 0 (Sept. 9, 2016)
Game 2: FPD 34, Brookstone 13 (Sept. 2, 2016)
Game 1: FPD 34, Howard 14 (August 27, 2016)

PRE-GAME VIDEO with HEAD COACH GREG MOORE:

GAMEDAY BANNER:

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