CAIRO, Ga. (WTXL) - The lights turn on for the first time for high school football teams in Georgia on August the 18th, that's when regular season play begins.
Georgia schools kicked off practice last week, and there are high expectations in Syrup Country, as Cairo is coming off an 11-2 season, one where they won a Region title, and were one of the final eigh teams standing in the AAAA before losing a close game to Jefferson in third round action.
The Makers lost 27 seniors off that team, but even with a new quarterback under center, expect the same offense, as head coach Steve DeVoursney notes his team is still capable of doing what they want.
"The youth is kind of our weakness, but it's also our strength," he said. "They're eager, they want to learn, they want to do the right thing. We still have a long ways to go, but it's early and hopefully we'll develop some more leaders as we go, but for the most part we have some guys trying to lead and trying to do the right thing. You can only go as far as your seniors take you."
Cairo kicks off the regular season on Friday, August the 18th when they travel to Thomasville. Kickoff is set for 8:00.