Colquitt Packers (3-1) at Lowndes Vikings (3-1)
Lowndes’ first region game of the season may be its biggest as the Vikings face a tough test from a Colquitt Packers team that has lost to the eventual state champions each season for the last four years. Look for Ahman Brown and the Vikings to test a usually solid Colquitt defensive line that will be without stud defensive lineman Jamiyus Pittman (broken fibula), however Lowndes will need to establish a threat of a pass as well. The Vikings were able to win last year without completing a pass, but that isn’t something they’ll want to chance again.
“We’ve had three really good practices, three really physical practices,” said Lowndes head coach Randy McPherson. “The kids have done a really good job of preparing. It’s been a good week. The intensity level has been way up.”
Valdosta Wildcats (4-0) at Camden Co. Wildcats (3-1)
The Wildcats will travel to Camden County to face off against thier first region opponent this week. The Wildcats of Valdosta will utilize their blistering running back duo of Nelson Herring and Malcolm Joseph to control the clock against a Camden team that posted 91 points in their last game before a bye week.
Coach’s Take: “Each week have been improving, and this week will be no difference,” said Head Coach Rance Gillespie. “It will be important for us to travel well.”
Cook Hornets (2-1) at Thomasville Bulldogs (2-2) in Thomasville
With the first game of Region 1-AA play upon them, the Cook Hornets hit the road for a battle against opponent Thomasville Bulldogs. Fighting a few injuries, the Hornets will have to run the ball and control the clock against an aggressive Bulldog defense.
Coach’s Take: “I hope we get a win. We want to start off the region 1-0. We’re playing against a traditional school and a good team,” said Coach Ken Coffer. “When you play away, in this region, you have to be one of those teams that like to play away and win.”