The Inaugural Freedom Bowl game between Monroe Area and Loganville on Friday went to the Monroe Area Hurricanes with a win of 17 to 14, putting Loganville Mayor Rey Martinez back in purple on his home turf. It was, however, a bittersweet event on a couple of fronts. The event began with a touching ceremony dedicating Loganville’s athletic complex to the late former head coach and athletic director Tommy Stringer. His widow, Sybil, daughter Suzanne Houser and other family members were in attendance for the ceremony.
The event ended with the presentation of the inaugural Freedom Bowl to Monroe Area to keep until next year when Loganville will try to earn it on Monroe’s home turf.
The Hurricanes travel to Atlanta on Friday, Sept. 6 for a non-conference game against Pace Academy. Loganville is on the road as well, traveling to Bogart to take on North Oconee in a non-conference game. Kickoff for both games is 7:30 p.m.
Loganville Christian Academy remained on a winning streak last week, beating Creekside Christian Academy out of McDonough by a score of 23 – 8. The LCA Lions are home again Friday with a non-conference game against Flint River Academy out of Woodbury Ga.
Social Circle went down to Stone Mountain 39-3 in its home game Friday. The Redskins have another home game Friday against Cross Keys.
Walnut Grove and Georgia Walton Academy had a bye week last week. The Walnut Grove Warriors will travel to Morgan County for this Friday’s game and GWA’s Bulldogs will host Stratford Academy out of Macon at home.
Stats and upcoming games courtesy of Maxpreps.com
Photo gallery from inaugural Freedom Game in Loganville Aug. 30, 2019, between the Monroe Area Hurricanes and the Loganville Red Devils.
Photo credit: Sharon Swanepoel