CUMMING, Ga. — South Forsyth has opened its season with two “big” wins. Last week’s 17-14 double overtime thriller over Roswell was monumental in the sense that it was a victory over a two-time defending state runner up with the grandiose atmosphere of playing the first game in Georgia State Stadium. Friday’s win over Pinecrest Academy (0-1) was big in the sense that it was never close.
South scored eight touchdowns in the first half and cruised to a 56-10 win over its Class A-Private foes from just down the street on Peachtree Parkway.
Though his starters didn’t see much playing time, South head coach Jeff Arnette said he was pleased with their performance, and that they succeeded in cutting down on miscues from week one.
“We cut down on mistakes which is what we were focusing on,” Arnette said. “We have to continue to get better each week.”
Starting quarterback Cal Morris was sidelined for the game with a leg injury, prompting his brother Drew to step into the starting role. Drew connected on three touchdown passes in the first quarter.
Backs Jared Honey and Jordan Brunson each scored two rushing touchdowns.
South’s defense held Pinecrest to negative yards in the first half in what Arnette called a “great” performance.
Even with two confidence-boosting wins to that start their season, Arnette said his team must remain focused as the War Eagles will face challenging opponents in Centennial, South Gwinnett and Lassiter before beginning region play.
“Everybody feels good about the team, but there are a lot of tough games ahead of us,” Arnette said.
South will take on Centennial’s air-raid offense this Friday at home.
“They run a fast tempo and have a lot of weapons on offense, including a really good running back,” Arnette said. “We will have our work cut out for us.”
Arnette said QB Cal Morris is still being evaluated to determine if will start against Centennial.