Finally a home game.

That’s the word on the 2-2 Greenville Christian School Eagles as they finally make their first home appearance of the 2006 six-man football season at 2 p.m. today at Eagle Field against Blum.

But the Eagles’ first home game may be against their toughest opponent yet. Blum, which is 4-0, is ranked fifth among the University Interscholastic League’s six-man teams by

Blum has beaten Blanket 62-12, Milford 58-0, Happy Hill of Granbury 58-8 and Bryson 45-0 last week.

“They are very explosive,” said GCS coach Larry Uland. “They are fast. They’ve got kids with a lot of honors.”

Blum returns five starters on offense and all six on defense off last year’s 9-4 state quarterfinalist team.

The top returnees for the Bobcats include spreadback Michael Arrington, tight end Jimmy Ishmael, quarterback Felipe Delgado, running back Levi Hardcastle and linebackers Wesley Clark and Steven McPherson.

GCS, which is ranked eighth among the private six-man teams by, has lost to two UIL top 10 teams including No. 7 Calvert (56-8) and No. 8 Trinidad (58-8).

The Eagles bounced back to beat Leverett’s Chapel 76-26 last week as Joe Killgore caught four touchdown passes, intercepted two passes and was 8-of-8 on conversion kicks. Killgore finished with four receptions for 134 yards.

Brandon Fauley was 7-of-13 passing for 185 yards and three touchdowns for the Eagles.

Chase Martin threw for two touchdowns last week, ran for a 12-yard touchdown and returned a kickoff 70 yards for a score.

Joe Quick led the GCS rushers with 115 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.

Uland said the Eagles are starting to play with better chemistry and are really looking forward to their first home game.

“I think the kids are excited but I am too,” he said.

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