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Football Drops Region Contest to Stratford Academy 28-0

MACON, Ga. – The FPD varsity football team (5-2, 1-2 Reg. 7-A) fell to its long-time rival in the Stratford Academy Eagles (5-2, 2-1 Reg. 7-A) 28-0 on Friday night, Oct. 14, at Austin Childers Field at George S. Johnson Stadium.

The loss gives the Eagles a 3-0 lead in the GHSA series between the two teams and a 21-19-1 lead in the all-time series dating back to 1975.

It also marks the first time FPD has been shutout since the 2015 season, falling to Lincoln County at home 14-0 on Sept. 10.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Eagles used their run game quickly and efficiently.

At the 10:15 mark of the second quarter, Tyler Jordan ran in a 21-yard touchdown and Jake Jamison added the extra point and the Eagles led 7-0.

After forcing FPD to punt on its next series, the Eagles methodically marched the ball down the field and Jordan capped off the drive with a 10-yard touchdown run with 1:47 to play in the first half. Jamison’s PAT was good and the Eagles took a 14-0 lead into halftime.

In the second half, Jordan put an exclamation point on his night. The junior rushed for two more touchdowns, one with 2:44 to play in the third quarter and the last with 6:17 to play in the fourth quarter. Jamison made both extra points.

Stratford finished the game with 389 yards of offense, 370 of which came via the rush.

Jordan totaled 113 yards on 18 carries to lead the Eagles. Russell Moore added 14 rushes for 110 yards.

The Viking offense couldn’t find its rhythm, much to the credit of the Eagle defense.

FPD finished with 95 yards of total offense and negative yards rushing (-29).

Junior quarterback Dalton Cox was 14-for-26 passing on the night totaling 126 yards. He tossed one interception.

Stratford finished with 22 first downs, 21 coming from the rush, while FPD totaled eight first downs on the night.

The Vikings return to action on Friday, Oct. 21, hosting the Tattnall Square Academy Trojans on Senior Night 2016 in a GHSA Class-A Region 7 contest.

FPD will honor the Class of 2017 for those competing in football, cross country, band and dance.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Austin Childers Field at George S. Johnson Stadium.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while upholding the school’s mission statement to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.

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