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Pinecrest Academy football uses stingy defense to shut out Whitefield Academy
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Pinecrest Academy’s Matthew Walters shoves aside Whitefield Academy defenders as he runs for a gain Friday in the Paladins’ victory. - photo by Bill Brown
MABLETON – Special teams and defense helped Pinecrest Academy get on the board in the first half, while the offense imposed its will in one single drive to start the third quarter to produce a 19-0 shutout on the road at Whitefield Academy on Friday night. Mitchell Ojeda intercepted two passes in the first half, returning one 21 yards for a touchdown to give Pinecrest a 9-0 lead, and Wills Brown had a sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery on one play to help the Paladins win the turnover battle. Pinecrest scored the game's first points on a safety when Whitefield's high snap on a punt went out of the back of their own end zone, just moments after their first punt attempt was blocked by Nolan Stafford and recovered by Brown.