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Still, there were spe­cial teams mis­cues. Wanek missed a PAT in the first quar­ter and two field goals. The Red­skins also al­lowed Oglethorpe’s only touch­down on a 79-yard kick­off re­turn.

“Our spe­cial teams, I’m a lit­tle bit dis­ap­pointed in to­day, but we’re 1-0 in the re­gion,” Estes said. “That’s what I told our kids we want to be, so we’ve done that.”

So­cial Cir­cle built its lead in the third quar­ter with Tate Peters re­turn­ing an in­ter­cep­tion 55 yards for a touch­down and Jack­son ran for a 14-yard score be­fore the T.Y. Pattman kick­off re­turn for the Pa­tri­ots (0-4, 0-1).

Of­fi­cials used a run­ning clock in the fourth quar­ter.

John­son had seven car­ries for 31 yards and Levi Spurl­ing chipped in three rushes for 24 yards. Mur­ray caught two passes for 41 yards. Estes said his team has over­come dif­fi­culty in non­re­gion play, in­clud­ing a sched­ule that’s seen the Red­skins play up in class against John­son of Gainesville and Mon­roe Area.

“We’ve played a tough sched­ule,” he said. “We’ve had some ad­ver­sity. Our kids have hung in there. We’ve prac­ticed through the hur­ri­cane week. We’re get­ting bet­ter. We’re not there yet.”

The Red­skins head to El­bert County on Fri­day, and Estes said So­cial Cir­cle will have an­other chal­lenge.

“We’ve got a tough road game go­ing to El­bert, but I hope all our Red­skin fans will come up and let’s go to the Gran­ite Bowl and let’s play foot­ball.”

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