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SEB ready to break in new stadium

Montgomery County (0-1) at Southeast Bulloch (1-0)
7:30 p.m., Today
Fred Shaver Field

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    BROOKLET —  Southeast Bulloch Head Coach Pat Collins was still hard at work long after Thursday’s practice ended making the final touches to the Yellow Jacket logo on the  new Fred Shaver Field in preparations for tonight’s game against Montgomery County.
    The game will be the first regular season contest held in the new facility, which replaces the old Fred Shaver Field.
    “This is the first time in a long time that we’ve had our logo on the field,” Collins said. We want it to be special.”
    The 3,000-seat stadium sits where the previous practice field and track were located. The Yellow Jackets’ practice field is where the old stadium was and the field has been converted into a multi-use facility that can host football, soccer and track and field events.
    “It’s exciting for the community, for our school and for these boys because this is a beautiful facility,” Collins said. “We want it to have that ‘Wow’ factor.”
    The Yellow Jackets are coming off an impressive 21-6 win over Portal in which the SEB offense racked up nearly 250 yards of total offense with 210 coming on the ground. Tyler Epps led the Yellow Jackets’ rushing attack with 120 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries. Corey McCollum added 39 yards and a touchdown and Antonio McMillian ran for 35 yards and one score.
    Quarterback Cole Carter didn’t have to throw often as he only attempted four passes. He completed two for 38 yards last week.
    Defensively, the Jackets held the Panthers to 134 yards of total offense, most of which came on Portal’s final drive of the night with the game well in hand. Hunter Aldrich led the way with five tackles and four assists while James Coto added four tackles, two assists, a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery.
    Despite the victory, there are still two areas the Yellow Jackets need to show improvement. SEB turned the ball over three times, including two interceptions, and were flagged for seven penalties totaling 70 yards.
    Collins said it was important to not only focus on the schemes and game plan of Montgomery County, but to also eliminate the mistakes from the first game.
    “We have to fix what we can control,” he said.
    In addition to the new stadium, the Yellow Jackets (1-0) also have a freshly renovated George Roebuck Fieldhouse which contains a weight room, locker rooms for spring sports in addition to the football locker room, trainer’s room and coaches’ offices.
    “We want to invite everyone to come to the game and experience a great atmosphere,” Collins said. “We want to celebrate this new facility with everybody.”
Montgomery County enters tonight’s contest 0-1 following a 47-0 loss to Toombs County last week. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
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