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Propst, Valdosta hope Friday's game shows program's culture change

Posted at 11:57 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 23:57:34-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — It's quarterfinal time for high school football teams across South Georgia, and in 6-A, the Valdosta Wildcats are gearing up for a second straight road game.

The Wildcats handled Evans last week and turn their attention to this week as they travel to 7-2 Carrollton. It is a match-up head coach Rush Propst calls their biggest game of the season.

Valdosta is a program very familiar with playing this late in the year; however, this senior class has had back to back trips to the quarterfinals come up short in their pursuit for a state title.

Propst says his guys are hungry and eager to turn the tide and create the culture change that will get this program back on the right track.

"No question, this is a huge ball game; like you said, I think these kids want to get over that hump, and I think they came [into this week] with good focus," said Propst. "We have to be prepared for two things, be prepared for their onslaught, so to speak, and weather that storm early. I mean, it's just going to be two teams ready to get after it and see who's going to blink first."

Friday's match-up is set for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Carrollton High.