Viking Fan Guide: Football at Brookstone

MACON, Ga.  – The FPD varsity football team hits the gridiron for the second time in 2016 on Friday night, Sept. 2, traveling to Columbus, Ga. to take on The Brookstone School Cougars in GHSA Class-A Private non-region action.

Below are game notes to keep Viking and Cougar fans in the loop.


FPD at Brookstone
, September 2, 2016
7:30 p.m.

Rex Knight Stadium
(Columbus, GA)

BROOKSTONE (2016) – 1-0 (0-0 Reg. 4-A)
Home: 0-1; Away: 1-0; Neutral: 0-0
City: Columbus, GA
Colors: Blue, White, Black
Mascot: Cougars
Region: 4-A
Stadium/Field: Rex Knight Stadium
Head Coach: Scott Pethtel (2nd season)
Career Record: 7-5
Record at Brookstone: same
State Championships: None
Region Championships: 7 (Last: 2012)
Overall Home Record: 153-88-1
Overall Away Record: 110-124-1
Overall Neutral Site Record: 0-0
Overall Program Record: 263-212-2
2016 Wins: W 49-32 v. Jordan at Memorial Stadium (Columbus)
2016 Losses: none.
2015 Record: 6-5 (6-2 Reg. 4-A)
2015 Wins: W 14-0 at Hawkinsville (Sept. 18), W 21-12 vs. Taylor County (Oct. 2), W 48-6 vs. Central [Talbotton] (Oct. 16), W 14-0 at Pacelli (Oct. 23), W 58-0 vs. Schley County (Nov. 6)
2015 Losses: L 27-21 OT at Mt. Pisgah (Aug. 21), L 21-0 vs. Columbus (Sept. 4), L 40-0 at Marion County (Oct. 9), L 22-16 vs. Dooly County (Oct. 30), L 42-7 at Aquinas – Rd. 1 State (Nov. 20).
2015 GHSA State Playoffs: L Rd. 1 at Aquinas 42-7 (Nov. 20)

FPD (2016) – 1-0 (0-0 Sub Region-A 7-A)
Home: 0-0; Away: 0-0; Neutral: 1-0
City: Macon, GA.
Colors: Red, Black & White
Mascot: Vikings
Region: 7-A, Sub Region A
Stadium: George S. Johnson Stadium
Field: Austin Childers Field
Head Coach: Greg Moore (17th Year)
Career Record: 122-71-0 overall
State Championships: 2 (1980, 1985 as member of GISA)
Region Championships: 14 (Last: 2007 as member of GISA)
Overall Home Record: 177-72-3
Overall Away Record: 134-108-2
Overall Neutral Site Record: 1-1
Overall Program Record: 313-182-5
2016 Wins: W 34-14 v. Howard at Mercer (Aug. 27)
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 2016 season at Mercer’s Five Star Stadium with a convincing 34-14 victory over the 4A Howard High School Huskies on Saturday, August 27 at the Macon Touchdown Club Middle Georgia Kickoff Classic.

FPD led 7-0 at the end of the first quarter and 14-6 at intermission.

The Vikings posted 21 unanswered points in the third quarter to create enough separation for the win.

Junior quarterback Dalton Cox threw for two touchdowns and was 22-of-28 under center for 277 yards.

FPD rushed 28 times for 121 times as well.

Titus Moore hooked up with Cox for two touchdowns while C.J. Harris had a rushing touchdown in the third period. Cox rushed for two scores as well.

LAST TIME OUT for BROOKSTONE: The Cougars opened the 2016 season on August 19 with a 49-32 victory over Jordan at Memorial Stadium in Columbus.

The Cougars led 21-14 at halftime and put the game away by outscoring the Red Jackets 28-18 over the final two quarters.

Quarterback Russell Blanchard totaled seven carries for 37 yards and two touchdowns.

Jack Peek recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown as well for the Cougars.

Running back Jeremiah Burgess finished with six carries, 73 yards, one interception and two touchdowns in the season-opening victory.

SERIES HISTORY: FPD leads the series against Brookstone 1-0.

The Vikings knocked the Cougars out of the GHSA Class-A Private State Tournament in the first round in 2012 on the road 49-33 for the program’s only GHSA playoff victory.

Former Viking Darron Moore rushed for a whopping four touchdowns while recent 2016 graduate Reggie Gantt added a touchdown.

The Vikings lead 21-0 at the end of the first quarter and 35-14 at halftime.

The Cougars pulled close at 35-27 at the end of the third quarter but the Vikings hunkered down and outscored Brookstone 14-6 in the fourth quarter.

The win came against former FPD assistant football coach Brad Dehem.

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. Alan Carlton will serve as an honorary team captain on Friday night against Brookstone as well.

Jr. QB Dalton Cox: Cox didn’t take long to impress in his first outing as a starter. The junior was 22-for-28 passing, tossing two touchdowns and rushing for two more. Cox threw for 277 yards as well.

Jr. WR Titus Moore: Moore finished with eight receptions, 108 yards and two touchdowns in FPD’s season-opening victory over Howard.

Jr. RB C.J. Harris: Rushed for 90 yards on 12 carries and scored one touchdown in FPD’s win over Howard. Harris totaled 79 yards in the second half to help propel FPD to victory.

Defensive Line: Brookstone is known to run the “flexbone offense,” which creates multiple opportunities for different players. It will be crucial for the Vikings to cover all assignments throughout Friday’s contest.

Jr. QB Russell Blanchard: Rushed for two touchdowns in Brookstone’s 49-32 season-opening win against Jordan. Totaled 37 yards on seven carries.

Sr. RB Walker Cottrell: Rushed for two touchdowns in the Cougars’ season opener.

Brookstone Offense: The Cougars posted 49 points in its season opener against Jordan, scoring in every quarter of the contest. With plenty of options with a run-heavy offense, the Cougars have shown early they can put up points quickly.

ALL-IN CARAVAN: FPD encourages fans to carpool via the “ALL IN CARAVAN” to Friday’s game at Brookstone in Columbus. Details are available in photo below.

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 313-182-5

122 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 122, 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 39-27.

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 18-10 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 against Brookstone will be audiocast LIVE on the Viking Sports Radio Network!

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

SID Chandler Lee will have the play-by-play call as the Vikings take the field against the Cougars. Associate Athletic Director and head middle school football coach Rennie Atkinson will join Lee in the booth.

Pre-game coverage starts at 7:15 with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

ON DECK: The Vikings come home for the first time in 2016 after the Labor Day Holiday.

The Vikings will host the Hawkinsville Red Devils for the 2016 home opener on Friday, Sept. 9.

The Red Devils claimed the 2014 GHSA Class-A Public State Title in 2014.

Hawkinsville is a member of Region 4-A Div. B.

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

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

The game can also be followed by using the hashtags #FPDfootball#FPDbkst16 and #FPDALLin.

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FPD Football Homepage
FPD Football Stats (MaxPreps)
Brookstone Roster (MaxPreps)
Brookstone Schedule
Macon Telegraph Article: “Success in all three phases driving FPD”

Game 1: FPD 34, Howard 14 (August 27, 2016)



Football Gameday - Brookstone




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