SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. — Both Social Circle and Cross Keys came into their high school football game Friday hungry for a win, so it was just a matter of something having to give.
The Indians brought a 22-game losing streak down Interstate 20 including an 0-2 start to this season, but it was all-Social Circle in this one as the host Redskins claimed their first victory, 64-0.
They started the scoring early with great field position on the first play of their opening possession. A 30-yard run by Eric Taylor gave the Redskins a 7-0 after the extra-point with less than 2 minutes gone in the first quarter.
After another struggling series for Cross Keys, Social Circle hit pay dirt again on a 5-yard run by Ty Clay midway through the first.
Cross Keys continued its offensive woes, giving Social Circle prime field position nearly every possession of the first half. By the time the bands took the field, the hosts went into the break leading 48-0 en route to a 64-0 win over the visitors from DeKalb County.
Star of the Game: Taylor was phenomenal both rushing and receiving. He lined up in multiple positions and made it look easy, using his athletic ability and clear height advantage to shield defenders.
Play of the Game: Quarterback Logan Cross hit Taylor on a 50-yard strike right before the half that seemingly broke the will of Cross Keys. Taylor caught the ball at the 20 and simply manhandled his way into the end zone.
Key Sequence: Cross Keys had some momentum and a good offensive possession where it got into Redskin territory but the Indians fumbled on the Social Circle 24 and the Redskins scored on a 5-yard run by Amarion Russell.
What's Next?: Cross Keys falls to 0-3 and will travel to Callaway while Social Circle's record improves to 1-1 and the Redskins will travel to Banks County.