VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - Lowndes High School is good this year -- really good. They're the top team in 7A football in Georgia as they get ready for the third round of the GHSA playoffs, and this year they want to end the season on top.
The Vikings fell short in their quest for a State title last year, falling in the Final Four, and they haven't won a State title since 2007. Grayson is their Elite Eight opponent this Friday night, a team that head coach Randy McPherson knows they'll have to play good defense against to get a win, but even more so, Lowndes has a chip on their shoulder, and that's fueled them all season long.
"We want to win it. We want to win the next three games, but you can't win the next three without winning this one," he said Tuesday. "This is a big game. I think we're playing really well. Practicing well, lot of spirit, we'll give it our best shot. The fact we can play this third round game here at home - that's really special."
Friday night's third round match-up is at Lowndes. Kickoff is at 8:00.