Pulaski Academy ignites “Greatest Show on Turf” in front of HBO cameras

Quick notes from Pulaski Academy’s 51-32 win over Dollarway on Friday night:

Five HBO crew members were prowling the sideline during this thing, soaking up every last cinematic morsel for a future “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” episode exploring PA coach Kevin Kelley’s innovative approach to the game.

Kelley had already earned a national reputation as a relentlessly rational coach who almost always goes for it on fourth down instead of  punting and declines to attempt punt returns because he deems the odds unfavorable to this team. Oh, and he onside kicks after nearly every score, even against schools roughly five times larger.

While PA has won plenty championships in its 40-year history, it’s never had a season quite this dominating: It is a mild shock if their starters play into the second half. On the cusp of their first undefeated season, the Bruins were at it again on Friday night, racking up 356 passing yards and 156 rushing yards for a 44-6 lead  – in the first half.

Here are some highlights:

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