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Creekside Christian faces heavy road schedule early
by Maurice Dixon
August 21, 2014 01:38 PM | 1105 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Katherine Frye<br>Creekside Christian senior Dakota Spratlin and the Cougars will play their first five games on the road.
Staff / Katherine Frye
Creekside Christian senior Dakota Spratlin and the Cougars will play their first five games on the road.
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Without a true home-field advantage this season, the Creekside Christian Academy Cougars still plan on being one of the top four teams in Division I-AA of the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association.

“We are getting a lot of things done to our football field which is a plus for us for next year,” Creekside Christian coach Johnny Gilbert said. “We just got to get on the grind regardless of where we play.”

Due to the reconstruction of their stadium, the Cougars will play their home games at Eagle’s Landing High, but they technically will not have a “home” game until Oct. 3 after a five-game road to start the season.

“Looking at our schedule, we really don’t have home-field advantage but it’s going to be a good opportunity for us because our motto is ‘tried, tested and approved,’” Gilbert said.

This Friday, Creekside Christian opens the 2014 campaign and road trip at Young Americans before closing the trek at Community Christian on Sept. 26.

“We haven’t played them in a couple of years so having them back on the schedule creates a rival,” Gilbert said. “They got a good program over there so I think it will be a really competitive game since we are close to one another.”

Even though New Creation Christian is in Division II, the Cougars will face the Crusaders once again.

“We’ve been playing them for the last couple of years and that has been always been a good, competitive game as well,” Gilbert said.

According to Gilbert, the team lost eight seniors from last year’s playoff team. He has six players returning on offense and five on defense.

“People will see a disciplined team,” Gilbert said. “A team that worked extremely hard and prepared for the task at hand. I think we will play some hard-nosed football and will get after it pretty hard.”

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