SEMINOLE COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — Seminole County hasn't won a Region title since 2013. Now, they're tied for first in Single-A Region 1, but with a few weeks left in the season, it's still anyone's race.
Mitchell County looks to move up in those rankings this week as The Indians host Mitchell County in this week's Friday Night Overtime Game of the Week.
It's hard to believe we're already in week nine of the high school football season. But for Mitchell County, it's been a challenge amid the circumstances COVID-19 has created for them.
They're coming into Friday night's contest against Seminole County having played only five games this season.
On the other sideline, the Indians are playing some of their best football at the right time, riding a three-game win streak.
"This is a must-win coming up Friday," said Malcolm Jones, a Mitchell County wide receiver. "Starting the team 0-3 everybody thought we weren't the team that we were last year, but I believe we look better."
"We just got to show people that doubted us that we're still a good team like we were last year," said Willie Williams, a Mitchell County wide receiver.
It's clear when you ask anyone around the Mitchell County program, Friday night's game against Seminole County is a must-win as the Eagles strive to not only get back into the playoff race, but also make a run for home-field advantage.
"Winning helps everything out, so it's a must-win situation for us going in," said Deshon Brock, the head football coach at Mitchell County. "We definitely want to finish in the top two in the conference so we can have a home playoff game in the first round, and that starts with Seminole County."
Second-year head coach Trey Woolf knows that Mitchell County will be no easy task. But this week, he's emphasized a need for his team to focus on them and cut down on the mistakes that will become the difference between a win and a loss come Friday night.
"The biggest thing is worrying about us; we're trying to get better," said Trey Woolf, the head football coach at Seminole County. "We know Mitchell has a fantastic team no matter how many games they've played. Biggest thing we're worried about is just getting us better, getting better right here at practice. And when it comes to Friday night, just play as hard as we can and try to get a break here or there to try and stay in the game with them."
Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m. this Friday.