Football Sinks Pike County Pirates in Home Opener 24-0

MACON, Ga.- Wanting to quickly erase the thoughts of a Week One 41-38 loss at George Walton, the First Presbyterian Day School football team (1-1) did just that, shutting out the Pike County Pirates (1-1) on Friday, winning 24-0 in front of a sellout crowd in FPD’s football home opener.

Senior quarterback Brooks Stroud ran for more than half of the Viking rushing yards in the victory. He also ran and threw for a touchdown.

FPD opened the scoring in the first quarter when Stroud found teammate Scott McCormick on a 16-yard touchdown pass to put the Vikings up 7-0 at the 5:27 mark.

The Vikings would get the ball back late in the first quarter and converted on a Stroud run with 37 seconds to play to make it 14-0 FPD in the early going.

Using its arsenal of offensive weapons, the Vikings would score again in the second quarter on a 5-yard touchdown run by senior running back Darron Moore with 56 seconds remaining in the first half to give FPD a commanding 21-0 advantage at halftime.

In the second half, neither team was able to score in the third quarter but the Vikings added a 27-yard field goal by Conner Albright to give FPD a 24-0 lead with 9:22 to play to help secure the win.

While the Viking offense was tremendous and disciplined, the FPD defense was just as stellar. The Vikings held the Pirates to just 148 yards of total offense on the evening. FPD also held Pirate star running back and leading rusher Artez Oglesby to zero yards gained in the second half.

Overall the Vikings obtained 281 total yards of offense, earning 12 first downs on the evening, nine via rushing, two through the air and one on a Pike penalty. Stroud led the team in rushing, racking up 121 yards on 15 attempts while throwing for 68 yards on 4-of-10 passing. Freshman Reggie Gant also rushed for 75 yards in the Viking triumph. Alec Martin led the Vikings in reception yards, tallying 35 on the night.

FPD forced Pike County into committing 11 penalties in the match as opposed to just five for the Vikings.

The Vikings have an open date on September 14. FPD will return to action on Friday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. taking on Pace Academy in Atlanta in its last non-region game of regular season.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics, home to multiple region and state championships in both the GISA and GHSA, strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while continuing to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. Now a member of the GHSA, the Vikings have continued to provide FPD athletes, coaches, fans and spectators a positive, Christian environment on a daily basis. For more information, visit and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting


Pike County 0-0-0-0–0

FPD 14-7-0-3–24

First Quarter

FPD — Scott McCormick 17 pass from Brooks Stroud (Connor Albright kick)

FPD — Stroud 3 run (Albright kick)

Second Quarter

FPD — Darron Moore 5 run (Albright kick)

Fourth Quarter

FPD — Albright 27 field goal


First downs 6 12

Rushes-yards 32-104 30-213

Passing yards 41 68

Comp-Att-Int 6-18-1 4-10-1

Fumbles-Fumbles lost 4-2 3-0