The Spartans were led by Tre Henry’s 69 yards on 12 carries. Hearst had 50 yards on 15 carries. The Lions were led by Michael Hollingsworth’s 50 yards on 15 carries.
The Spartans are on bye next week and will return to action Sept. 25 to play at Hart County, their second replacement game from their original schedule. Hart County takes the place of Christ Presbyterian Academy (Nashville, Tenn.), and the Spartans were a late addition to last week’s Kell Classic, where they played Denmark. That game replaced a matchup against Christian Brothers (Memphis, Tenn.). The Spartans are searching for an opponent to add to their nine-game schedule, with the hopes of playing Oct. 2.
The Lions will play the rest of their regular season schedule solely against their Region 6 opponents, beginning next week at home against Washington. They have a nine-game schedule after their opener last week against Westminster was canceled due to a confirmed COVID-19 case within that program. Lions coach Mike Muschamp confirmed they won’t look to add a 10th game to their schedule.
To combat COVID-19, GAC is implementing protocols for its home games this season. Attendance will be limited to around 25-percent capacity for Spartans Stadium, which can seat up to 3,600. Spartans coach Tim Hardy, who is also the school’s athletic director, said they’ll allow leeway for that number. For example, for Friday’s game approximately 1,300 tickets were sold — including 300 to Lovett — which came out to just over 27-percent capacity. Fans were assigned to be seated every other row, with each group separated by at least six feet. Face covering were required. Concessions were available in the form of pre-packaged meals, snacks and bottled drinks.
Lovett 0 0 0 3 — 3
GAC 0 3 7 0 — 10
G - Branan Rountree 33 FG
G - Gannan Hearst 12 run (Rountree kick)
L - Lucas Hyman 27 FG