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ABC 27's Friday Night Overtime Camp Chat: Cairo Syrupmakers

Posted at 11:35 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 23:35:53-04

CAIRO, Ga. (WTXL) — Last season the Cairo Syrupmakers were led by a veteran group of seniors, seniors that were a part of two Region titles. There are a lot of new faces this season, but they're faces this coaching staff is excited to watch grow.

Let's head to Syrup Country for our Friday Night Overtime Camp Chat.

The Makers open up the 2020 season Friday night at home against Fitzgerald and head coach Steve DeVoursney said his guys can't wait to get under the lights.

Cairo lost all their big playmakers from last year and the coach said this team still has a lot to figure out. The Syrupmakers are young and guys that haven't had a chance to play have stepped up.

"We didn't know what was going to happen this season if we were going to get to play or not," said DeVoursney. "Getting out will be fun for our kids and our coaches and community and fans and everyone else that's involved. Hopefully, we can handle this adversity well and get better each week. That's our goal right now. We have some seniors that haven't played before that have been in the program for four years, they understand what it takes and what they have to do. We have some good leadership right now so hopefully, that continues and if that continues, we have a chance."

Cairo's home match-up with Fitzgerald is set for a 7:30 p.m. start at West Thomas Stadium.