TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - High school football gets a bit of a comeback over the next few weeks, as some of the area's best will take the field. The mission? To gain bragging rights.
It's time for the annual War of the Border All-Star game, and for three weeks, three teams from Florida and three from Georgia will face each other. This week, it's the Big Bend vs. South Georgia, with the first game of the "War" at Mack Tharpe Stadium in Moultrie, Georgia.
Former Maclay now Suwannee head coach Kyler Hall heads the Big Bend squad, which boats talent from Blountstown to Taylor County. The team has just four days to prep for the match-up, but Coach Hall confident they'll be ready.
"Anytime you're taking a group to represent the state for football, you want to go up and compete for it, or anybody that you play against," he said Monday at practice. "It's an incredible opportunity that we have, and we're looking forward to it Friday night."
The game Friday night kicks off at 6:30.