Wilcher talks about 4-AA Matchup

Brian Wilcher, a running back at Dublin High, is one of the top players at his position in Central Georgia. On Friday night, Dublin (9-0) and Dodge County (8-1) will rehash an old rivalry that will determine the Region (4-AA) Champion. Wilcher chatted with GAVSV.com about his team's huge showdown with the Indians.

Brian Wilcher, who has 866 yards rushing and 16 total touchdowns for the season, is still waiting for his first scholarship offer. However, he is getting his share of interest from several colleges across the southeast.

Valdosta State and Southern Miss are currently showing the most interest in the 5-foot-6, 165-pounder.

But Right now, Wilcher is focused on something other than his recruiting process. He is focused on playing football and winning this Friday's Region Championship Game.

"The rivalry has been there for a long time," said Wilcher. "Especially here in Dublin. I think Dodge County is going to give us a good battle. It's going to be a good physical game."

In five games this season, the Irish have outscored their Region (4-AA) opponents 280-17. Wilcher expects a much tougher game against Dodge County.

"You know I have been waiting on a team that can come after me really hard," he said. "I mean a team that can give me some competition. A team that has a good defense. Down in Eastman, the only thing they've been talking about is stopping number five."

"The only other team that has done that is Stephens County. They had a linebacker on me, and when I went in motion, they had another guy pick me up. They had two different guys on me all night long."

Offensively, the Irish have done a very good job of running the ball all season. This week, they'll have to contend with a Dodge County defense that has five shutouts on the year.

What do you have to do offensively Friday night if you're going to beat Dodge County?

"We're just going to keep it simple, keep it plain," he said. "We've had success doing it that way against the other teams all season. We're just going to keep it the way we've been playing all along."

There are several Class AA teams that have state championship aspirations this season. Charlton County, Buford, Fitzgerald, McIntosh County Academy and Dublin are still undefeated with Charlton County and MCA facing each other this weekend.

"I think we have a good chance," he said. "Later on down the road in the playoffs, we're going to have to face some tough teams. In order to get to the Dome or a state championship, you have to play your best every week."

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