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Even though school was out the Friday after Thanksgiving, the Glynn Academy Red Terror football team was at school early to get on the bus to Stockbridge where they squared off against the local high school in the Georgia State Class 5-A football quarter finals. Right: GA Football Coach Rock Hildalgo addressed his players before getting on the bus to Stockbridge.Islander Staff Photos - Shierling
Glynn to face Ware for berth in 5-A Championship
By Matthew J. Permar

Before getting on the bus Friday morning to Stockbridge and the State 5-A quarter final game, Glynn Academy football coach Rocky Hidalgo had some words for his players and the crowd of Red Terror supporters who came to see the team off, “We will go on the road, go anywhere, we don’t care, and beat anybody.”
The players took his words to heart.
It took some last minute heroics from Red Terror kicker Banks Entwistle and his 30 yard field goal with 14 seconds on the clock, but the Terrors came out on top that night in a 24 - 21 win over Stockbridge High in the quarter final game.
At one point Glynn Academy was down by two touchdowns, but came back to erase the 14 point deficit in the fourth quarter with just over eight minutes to play.
Glynn tied the score at 21 - 21 on a Kendall Cross touchdown. Cross carried the ball five times for 44 yards and two touchdowns.
GA’s senior running back Garrison Hurd, who picked up the other touchdown, was the work horse of the night racking up 205 yards on 26 carries for a 7.9 yards per carry average.
While the Terrors were beating Stockbridge, the Ware County Gators rolled in the second half of their game over Charles Drew High School of Riverdale, winning 46-21.
The Red Terrors will now face the Ware Gators for the second time this season in the state semifinals this Friday night at the Glynn County Stadium for a shot at the state championship.
Glynn and Ware faced each other in a Region 3 regular season game on October 9.
Glynn won that game on the road 14 - 7. 

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Milestones scores low for school system
By Pamela Permar-Shierling

The Georgia State Department of Education (DOE) has released the individual school ‘Milestones end of grade assessment’ scores for grades three, four, five, six, seven and eight.
They also have released individual school ‘Milestones end of course scores’ for ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades.
According to the DOE:
“These results (the Milestones assessments) show a lower level of student proficiency than Georgians are used to seeing, but that does not mean Georgia students know less or that teachers are not doing a great job – it means they’ve been asked to clear a higher bar,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said.
“Our previous assessment, the CRCT, set some of the lowest expectations for student proficiency in the nation, and that cannot continue. Georgia Milestones sets higher standards for our students and evens the playing field with the rest of the nation – and that’s essential if our students are going to succeed in college and their chosen careers, both of which are nationally competitive arenas. We will continue to increase our supports for both students and teachers to ensure this test is more meaningful for all involved.”
“For too long we’ve been telling students they were on track to be successful in college or ready for a career when they graduated high school, yet in many cases they were not,” said Dr. Dana Rickman, Policy and Research Director for the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, and a member of the standard-setting review committee.

SpayGlynn announces a new program for Glynn County pet owners

Three local animal welfare organizations are teaming up with First Coast No More Homeless Pets  in Jacksonville to offer a spay/neuter program in Glynn County.
Citizens for Humane Animal Treatment (CHAT), No Kill Glynn County, and Purrfect Pals are able to offer these free or low cost spay/neuter services to every pet owner who lives in Glynn County.
A generous donor has insured that affordable prices are available for all Glynn County pet owners.
Trap/Neuter/Return advocates will also be able to help feral community cats under this program. Those residing in Glynn County need only prove their residency to receive these services which will assist in reducing numbers of unwanted litters.
Beginning in November, SpayGlynn enabled the first transport to Jacksonville’s First Coast No More Homeless Pets for free or low cost spay/neuter services.

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