LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — On their quest for redemption, last year’s 7-A state runner up Lowndes have looked poised to make another title run.
First-year head coach Jamey DuBose and his team have found a new focus following their blowout loss to Colquitt County back in early November.
It was a well-needed wake-up call for the Vikings that they may have wished came before last season’s state title game loss, which also served as their only loss of the 2019 season.
Fast forward to 2020, while an undefeated season was lost that night against the Packers, the team gained a new mindset and perspective moving forward.
“After the Colquitt [County] loss, we all had to look in the mirror first of all. When you look in the mirror, it’s not going to lie to you. You know we didn't coach very well, we didn't play very well, it was a total team loss," said DuBose. "You know we got shut down, and we felt like we didn’t get back to where we were supposed to. We weren’t going to make excuses. We were going to get answers.”
“We just became hungrier. We deserved every ‘L’ we took because we got too complacent and too comfortable," said Vikings quarterback Jacurri Brown. "So that wake-up call wakes you up and makes us want to eat more and get hungrier and win this ring.”
Lowndes will hit the road Friday night for their quarterfinal match-up with Milton. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.