Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

November 28, 2013

Celebrating a winning season

-- — Three local high schools are in contention for championships this weekend, as south Georgia continues its winning ways on the gridiron.

Tonight, Lowndes will face Norcross away and Brooks will face Bowdon at home, both hoping to earn their way to the final four in their divisions. Tomorrow afternoon, Valwood plays for their second consecutive state championship at Mercer University in Macon.

Valwood has a team loaded with talent this year, and few opponents have been able to keep up with, let alone match, the Valiants’ strength and skill. An undefeated season, a win streak extending from the 2012 season, and an outstanding display of talent and coaching has brought this team back to the state championship game once again. The Valiants face Memorial Day Saturday afternoon.

Once Lowndes found its stride this year, the team has dominated its opponents and worked its way back into contention for another state championship. Facing Norcross on their home turf tonight will be challenging, but the Vikings have demonstrated that they can take control of the ball and overcome their opponents at home or away. If they win tonight, Lowndes will advance to the final four with a chance to play for another state title.

Although their year began with a tragedy, the Brooks County Trojans have just plain dominated their division all season long. Although the team is still recovering from a late summer accident that took the lives of three Trojans and injured another, the players are fighting with all their hearts each week in their honor.

These young men, led by a terrific coach mentoring them through this tragedy, have been able to overcome and triumph. Tonight the Trojans host Bowdon at home in what is sure to be a thrilling game on the way to the final four and a possible state championship.

Congratulations to all the local teams for their outstanding seasons.

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