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MILLEDGEVILLE — Georgia Military College Prep School solidified itself as the top military football team in the Georgia High School Association on Friday night with a 24-0 victory over Riverside Military Academy in the Military Bowl.
The loss dropped the Eagles to 0-2.
After a sloppy first half, the Bulldogs took advantage of some key plays in the second half to pull away.
Rekarche Griffin connected twice with Manquez Warthen for touchdowns, once in the second quarter and again in the third. Taylor Payne rushed for a score in the third quarter.
Tyler Pennington also kicked a 42-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
Defensively, Malik Bradley came away with an interception, while the Bulldogs recovered several fumbles.
“It was a great win for this program, a great night. Our guys came out against an opponent that was huge,” GMC Coach Brad Owens said. “I couldn’t believe how big they were, and their quarterback looks like a Division I quarterback. So we knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but I felt like conditioning-wise we started to wear them down.”
Riverside visits Washington-Wilkes next Friday.