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#ABC27OT Game of the Week: Florida High at Madison County

Posted at 11:50 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 15:32:59-04

MADISON, Fl. (WTXL) - It's week five of the high school football season, and it's a battle of unbeatens this Friday night at Boot Hill, as 4-0 Madison County hosts 4-0 Florida High. Pull up the stats, and these two pretty much mirror each other, giving up and scoring nearly identical points per game.

"They're about 50/50 run-pass and he has some really good weapons offensively," said Madison County head coach Mike Coe of the Seminoles. "They fly around defensively. It's your typical Florida High team. Lot of respect for their program and Coach Hickman."

"To go against the best competition, it'll be a good chance to see where we're at," added Florida High's Jarrod Hickman. "Our kids are excited about the opportunity to go play a really good football team."

Both Coe and Hickman agree this one will be determined by the little things - who makes the least amount of mistakes. Florida High has made back to back trips to the State Semifinals, while the Cowboys are back to back 1A State Champions. These are two well coached, talented football teams, and both squads ready for a battle Friday night.

"When you're on the road you have to make sure you don't give them any extra things to get excited about," said Hickman. "We feel like if we go over and we play a good game, really do a good job execution wise, we'll give ourselves a chance against a really good football team."

Friday nigt's match-up is set for a 7:30 kick-off at Madison County.