MOULTRIE, Ga. (WTXL) — Colquitt County and Lowndes are powerhouses in 7A. They're also in the same region, which adds a little more flair to an already spicy match-up. The Packers host Lowndes Friday night in our Friday Night Overtime Game of the Week.
Lowndes versus Colquitt County, two of the top-ranked teams in the state of Georgia, go head to head this Friday night to put themselves in the driver seat to win the region as the regular season dwindles.
Both the Vikings and the Packers come in undefeated.
"No, sir, we're not phased at all. I mean, we're Lowndes we're not phased," said Dominique Marshall, a Lowndes wide receiver. "They're letting us bring 500 people only, but we're not going to let that affect us because it's not the fans that play for you. We have to go out and execute ourselves."
It's a game that'll bring out the very best in both of these programs. A chance to call yourself not only the best team in the region but also one of the best teams in the state. But you don't have to tell that to either of these teams.
"You don't coach to go to a game knowing you're going to win 50 to nothing," said Jamey DuBose, the head football coach at Lowndes. "You go to a game where you've got number two and number three matching up. It's for the region championship, and it's for an opportunity to call yourself the number one, number two team in the state. And coming out of it, that's what the winner is going to get."
"It's Colquitt, Lowndes enough said," said Justin Rogers, the head football coach at Colquitt County. "It doesn't matter what happened a week before; it doesn't matter what happens the week after. All eyes are on this game. It's a big game every year when these two teams play each other."
For Colquitt seniors' only one thing has been on their mind since last season's loss to the Vikings in the region championship. Which makes Friday night a long-awaited moment.
"It's just redemption week," said Zy Brockington, a Colquitt defensive line. "We lost to them in the region championship last year. We just want redemption; that's all."
"We gotta do it for them because, like you said, it's their last year," said Alexander Florence, a Colquitt linebacker.
Friday night's match-up is set for a 7:30 p.m. kick at Mack Tharpe Stadium in Moultrie.