Football Wins at Home vs. Twiggs County

MACON, Ga. – The First Presbyterian Day School football team rolled to a 48-13 region victory over the Twiggs County Cobras on Friday night, Oct. 11 on Austin Childers Field at George S. Johnson Stadium.

Six different players scored a touchdown for FPD (3-3, 2-1 Reg. 7A). Ryan Lindsey scored twice and Jam Morris, Joseph Lengel, K.J. Spears, Will McCormick, and Austin Cox once as the Viking offense out-gained the Cobras 365-126 on the evening.

FPD led 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Lindsey returned an interception for a touchdown, Morris returned a punt for a score and McCormick found Lengel all within a span of seven minutes.

The Vikings added touchdowns in the second quarter when K.J. Spears scored on a two-yard run followed by Lindsey’s second touchdown of the night, this one from 35-yards out.

Twiggs County bit back with less than a minute to play in the second quarter when Jamon Height ran in a touchdown from six yards out.

McCormick added a score of his own right before intermission and FPD led 41-6 going into halftime.

The Vikings scored again in the third quarter on an 11-yard run by Cox to seal the win.

Head coach Greg Moore is proud of the turnaround the team has made after starting the season at 0-2.

“The turnaround really goes back about a month,” Moore said. “We’ve played some really good football and it says a lot about the kids in our locker room.”

Lindsey led the team in rushing on the night, racking up 165 yards on six carries. O’Showen Williams was the top receiver for the Vikings, hauling in two catches for 36 yards. McCormick ended the game 3-for-8 under center and threw for 65 yards and one touchdown.

“It was really hard to believe after our 0-2 start that we could get this thing going right,” Moore said. “Things are starting to pay off for us.”

Moore noted that all facets of the game are working together for FPD heading into Homecoming vs. Hancock Central next week.

“The kids are very comfortable with what we’re doing and I like the way we are playing ,” Moore said. “We had big plays on defense and special teams all night.”

Kickoff against the Bulldogs is set for 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 at George S. Johnson Stadium.

The Vikings have won three of four and are 2-0 against Twiggs since joining the GHSA.

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 as a member of the Georgia High School Association. For more information, visit and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting

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Twiggs County 0-6-0-7–13

FPD 21-20-7-0–48


First Quarter

FPD — Ryan Lindsey 37 interception return (Brad Powell kick)

FPD — Jam Morris 52 punt return (Powell kick)

FPD — Joseph Lengel 16 pass from Will McCormick (Powell kick)

Second Quarter

FPD — K.J. Spears 2 run (Powell kick)

FPD — Lindsey 35 run (Powell kick)

TC — Jamon Height 6 run (kick failed)

FPD — McCormick 2 run (kick failed)

Third Quarter

FPD — Austin Cox 11 run (Powell kick)

Fourth Quarter

TC — Height 1 run (kick good)


First downs 7 13

Rushes-yards 30-94 34-242

Passing yards 32 123

Comp-Att-Int 5-20-3 6-14-3

Fumbles-Fumbles lost 2-0 4-1


RUSHING — Twiggs County: Height 17-94; FPD: Lindsey 6-165.

PASSING — Twiggs County: Calvin Stephens 2-7-1 14, Tez Brown 3-13-2 18; FPD: McCormick 3-8-0 65, Cox 3-5-2 58, Reynolds Hawks 0-1-1 0.

RECEIVING — Twiggs County: Matt Tharpe 2-14; FPD: O’Showen Williams 2-36, Torian Bradley McSwain 1-23, Daniel Weaver 1-17, Lengel 1-16, Jonathan Raines 1-13.