In winning their opening round game against Seminole County, the Cats will have the daunting task of traveling to Miller County to take on the Pirates. Ronnie McNease has his boys at 8-2 on the season, winners of 8 straight after falling hard in the first two weeks of the season.
Miller is in round two of the playoffs after a 35-28 nail biter win against Savannah Country Day last weekend. The Pirates are an offensive machine scoring 62, 57, and 53 points in 3 of their victories. Look for this game to be VERY high scoring on Friday night. CHARLTON COUNTY (9-2) VS MITCHELL-BAKER (8-3) Charlton County is another team that has come on strong in the last two months. The Indians started the season 0-2 but since then have gone on a tear themselves scoring at will and holding opposing offenses in check.
Charlton County advanced to the 2nd round of the playoffs after a 35-12 win over Claxton a week ago. On the other side of the ball, Mitchell-Baker is known for its basketball which is why this football season is so sweet for the Eagles.
Mitchell-Baker is 8-3, winners of 5 straight including a 20-10 win against Jackson a week ago. The Indians are a team that in one week can go out and beat you 46-0 and the next week can lose 55-7, but in their defense, that was to Americus. PELHAM (8-3) VS METTER (10-1) This has been a special season for the Pelham Hornets. Only one of the teams 3 losses came to a Class A school, the other two (Thomasville and Cook County) were games that Pelham could have won.
The Hornets blew out Wilcox County last weekend 41-0, but now have to hit the road and the rumor is, is that Metter is not an easy place to play for an opposing team.
Speaking of the Metter Tigers, Robby Robinson has done a brilliant job with his guys. He's lucky to have 3 top recruiting prospects in Antoine Byrd, Nick Lee, and Ricky Mincey. If Metter can get past Pelham, they could easily find themselves in the Dome in a few weeks. UPSON-LEE (8-3) VS THOMAS COUNTY CENTRAL (11-0) TCCHS Head Coach Ed Pilcher said for pride reasons he would have liked a rematch with Statesboro, but he'll have to settle for Upson-Lee.
The Jacket fans would rather have the Knights and their 8-3 record. Upson's upset of Statesboro last week paved the way for this week two showdown in the Rose City.
Upson-Lee is riding a 6-game win streak, but it's hard to beat a team that doesn't know how to lose, and TCCHS hasn't lost all season. Barring a major meltdown, the Yellow Jackets will live to see round 3.