Observers might assume Thomasville would have the home turf edge, but not much.
"They play real hard," says Thomasville Head Coach Tommy Welch. "They have one of the best defenses around. No one has scored more than 14 points on them all season."
So, how does a team that never surrenders more than two touchdowns, lose four games in a season? Perry's Dee has shutout two teams, but the offense has also been shutout twice. That leaves quite a quandry for Perry Head Coach Chuck Conley. Which team will show up on Friday night, the 1985 Chicago Bears Monsters of the Midway defense, or the 3 and out offense?
For Thomasville, a chance at the post season seemed like a long shot after an 0-3 start, but the Dawgs certainly earned their stripes.
"They kept going to work everyday and got better at a lot of things," says Welch. "We're real excited about hosting. It's a lot of fun to have the game at home. The kids better be excited, it's sudden death."