This Friday night on Flint Media Inc’s family of stations we’ll have two intense rivalries and one long road trip.
WBGE-FM, Live 101.9 FM – 2-1 Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets at 3-0 (7) Bainbridge Bearcats – Over the years, the rivalry between the Yellow Jackets and the Bearcats has morphed into one of the most intense rivalries in southwest Georgia. The Bearcats are looking to win two in a row against the Jackets for the first time since the early 90’s and have fallen to Thomas County Central in 11 of the last 15 contests. The Bearcats come into the game undefeated with three lopsided victories, two of which on the road. The Yellow Jackets come into the game with only one loss, a shootout against the Valdosta Wildcats, but have been in shootouts every week. Thomas County Central has scored at least 35 points in every game so far this season but the Bearcats are only allowing 9 points per game defensively. Something’s gotta give this Friday night at Centennial Field in Bainbridge.
WGMK-FM, Rockin 106.3 FM – 1-1 Seminole County Indians at 0-3 Miller County Pirates – One community calls it the Border War & the other calls it the Family Feud. This rivalry is so intense that the two sides can’t even unify over the name of the actual game. The Indians enter the game on a high note after a big win over the Mitchell County Eagles last week but will go on the road for the first time of the season this Friday night when they travel to Colquitt. The Pirates enter the game 0-3 but last weeks narrow loss to Pelham and the superb play by young Pirates players should give the Miller County faithful a lot of hope for the future despite having not beaten the Indians in Colquitt since 2002. Lastly, toss in two brand new coaches to the rivalry and this year’s edition could be chock full of surprises.
WQLI-FM, Q 92.3 FM – 1-2 Mitchell County Eagles at 1-2 Manchester Blue Devils – It’s going to be a long trip up to Manchester Friday night when the Eagles make their way up to take on the Blue Devils in a game that turned out to be a really good one in 2014 when Manchester escaped Camilla with a 26-22 victory. Both teams enter the game 1-2 and are coming off of losses. Mitchell County was drubbed by Seminole County in Donalsonville last Friday night 34-7 and Manchester was nipped 20-13 by Columbus. The Eagles have a defense that can play with just about anyone but offensively are limited. If the Eagles can avoid turnovers, they have the ability to run away with the game and hopefully that will be the case this Friday night in Memorial Stadium.
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