Southern Football Report: High School Games this Friday night

We’ve got three great games lined up for this Friday night on our family of radio stations & here they are:

WBGE-FM, Live 101.9 – (6) Bainbridge Bearcats at Americus-Sumter Panthers – Year four of the Jeff Bainbridge High School BearcatsLittleton regime has proven to be a good one for the Bearcats as they have started the season 5-0 for the first time in almost thirty years and done so in going away fashion with some lopsided scores. This week they will travel up to Americus where the Panthers are under Erik Soliday in his second stint with the school. Soliday coached for the now defunct Americus High School from 1999-2003 and had a record of 57-10 over that span including the 2000 AA State Championship. The Panthers are long gone from those days though, as the now combined high school of Americus-Sumter has been a revolving door of coaches who have yet to earn the school more than 7 wins in a season. Either way, Coach Soliday knows how to get a program on track and the Panthers have won two of their last three but will face a stingy Bearcat defense this Friday night at Finklea-Robinson Stadium.

WGMK-FM, Rockin 106.3 – Early County Bobcats at Seminole County Indians – Every year Region 1-AAEarly County Bobcats is one of the most competitive regions in the entire state of Georgia regardless of classification and 2015 will be no different which is why Friday night’s game between the Bobcats & Indians is so important. Every region 1-AA win is precious and every loss is magnified and a loss for either team who both sit at 0-1 in region play will put them in a precarious position when looking at the playoff picture. This is a coaching matchup between the Dean of South Georgia Football Coaches Trey Woolf of Early County and first year Indians head coach Wes Williams who has Seminole County playing hard each week. Historically, the Bobcats have owned this series with a 26-11 record which includes a 34-0 win last season but Seminole County has won three of the last five. Both teams will be playing with a supreme sense of urgency on Friday night & it will make this old rivalry that has turned into a key region matchup a great game.

WQLI-FM, Q 92.3 – Westwood Wildcats at Tiftarea Panthers – Last Friday night the Wildcats put an end toClemson Logo a two game losing streak with a gritty 28-14 win over Terrell Academy at home and this week will try to get their second region 3-AAA win on the road against the Tiftarea Panthers in the Panther Pit. The Panthers had their first game of the season cancelled due to weather but won the first game of the season the following week in going away fashion. It’s been all downhill since as Tiftarea has lost four straight including two region losses. Tiftarea broke a four game losing streak to Westwood last season with a 27-7 victory but overall has lost 18 of the 27 all-time meetings. Wildcats coach Ross Worsham has a good team in 2015 and will be looking to get above .500 this Friday night on the road in a key GISA Region 3-AAA matchup.

Other Key Games Around South Georgia

Miller County Pirates at Randolph-Clay Red Devils – Don’t look now but the Miller County Pirates have won two games in a row but got them both at home so this week’s Region 1-A road game against the enigmatic Randolph-Clay Red Devils will be a big test for Brent Miller’s bunch.

(2) Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes at Thomasville Bulldogs – It will be a matchup of the unstoppable force and a pretty moveable object in Thomasville this Friday night with the Purple Hurricanes blow through town. The Bulldogs got their first win of the season last week against Seminole County but Fitzgerald has barely batted an eye at an opponent all season long.

Monroe Tornadoes at Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets – So far this season Monroe has shown that they have a pretty good offense and the Jackets have shown us that they have trouble stopping anyone which makes this Friday night’s Region 1-AAAA game that much more exciting.

(1) Colquitt County Packers at Lowndes Vikings – Even though the Packers have won 3 of the last 4 meetings by an average margin of victory of 23 points, the Vikings won 11 straight between 2000 and 2010. Colquitt County is the number one team in the highest classification in the state of Georgia but will be playing in their first true road game of the season this week in the ‘Concrete Palace’. If you don’t have a ticket already, don’t bother because they’re all sold.

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