THOMASVILLE, Ga. - WTXL — It had been four long years since team Georgia had defeated team Florida in the Annual War of the Border All-Star Classic. But on a chilly, January night in Thomasville, the boys from the Peach State had no intentions of letting that streak run to five years.
Georgia held on to win a nail-biting contest by a final score of 14-13.
Thomasville High School and Team Georgia quarterback Ronnie Baker won the offensive MVP award for his team, while Colquitt County defensive lineman Vendarion Knighton took home the team's defensive MVP award.
Two stand-outs who are proud to represent South Georgia in such a big game.
"I get to meet new guys, new friends that after we graduate we will still have a bond together. The connection I had with these guys was unbelievable. I'm glad I could end my high school career with a bang," said Baker.
"Us in south Georgia especially, we are a different breed. We live and breath football. Its been four years since we won, I'm glad we could bring it home this year," adds Knighton.
Team Georgia head coach Ashley Henderson offered some final words to wrap up an overall fun week with some of the best high school football players from Southwest Georgia.
"We're proud of our brand of football. They were calling themselves the '229 boys' all week. They came out and played South Georgia football. This will be something they talk about with their kids," Henderson told ABC 27. "My boys know I won my All-Star game I was in senior year. Now their kids when they have them when they're old and gray and fat, they'll be able to tell them they won their all star game too."