Spring practice wraps up today for Brunswick High and Glynn Academy. But instead of having separate spring games, the teams will face each other at Glynn County Stadium in a scrimmage.
The spring game for both teams will be the main event at 6:30 p.m. today the stadium with Jane Macon and Needwood Middle schools playing at 4:30 p.m and Glynn Middle and Risley Middle play at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $5 to enter the game, and Glynn County Schools all-sports passes, Glynn Academy all-sports passes and Brunswick High all-sports passes will not be accepted.
This will be the first time new Pirates coach Sean Pender has stalked the sidelines for the Pirates. Pender takes over the Brunswick program after spending six seasons at Pierce County and amassing 54 wins.
Pender has some talent to work with in his first year. Jamarius Stevens returns at quarterback for the Pirates while linebacker Sharrod Frazier is getting looks from several Division I college programs.
For Glynn Academy, this spring has been one of change. With QB Deejay Dallas now a Miami Hurricane and top running back Kendall Cross also graduating, the offense falls into the hands of Randon Jernigan, who was an all-region player at both running back and wide receiver last season.
“We replaced a lot of really good players who have left,” said GA head coach Rocky Hidalgo. “We have a lot of young talent, and there are a lot of guys who have done really good things out here. We have a lot of guys who haven’t played before on Friday nights.”
The Red Terrors also have some spots to fill on the offensive line and defensive side of the ball. Today’s game will provide the competition Hidalgo is looking for to test his new offensive line.
“Our offensive line has made a lot of strides,” Hidalgo said. “I want to see them go and compete against somebody else. Brunswick has a very good defensive front, and I think they have nine coming back on defense.”