Here we are at midseason. I know that sounds strange, but it’s a fact. As of this past Friday, the season reached its sixth week and there are only six more weeks of the 2019 regular season. There have been a few shocks and several surprises here at the midpoint; the season has given us some exciting moments thus far.
The old guard, those teams whose names generally appear in the various Top Ten polls each week have been as evident as usual. However, there are some new names rising to the occasion and are aiming for playoff berths.
There have been some outstanding games in the first half of the season; memorable games that fans will be talking about for years. The Valdosta-Colquitt County game will be one of those long-remembered games that ended with a final score of 50-49 in favor of the Wildcats.
Another South Georgia Winnersville Classic is in the books, and Lowndes came away a winner over Valdosta, 24-0. That final score was shocking to many fans for they all expected another one of those high-scoring games, but in this one, the defenses of both squads were equal to the task.
The Lowndes defense is earning a lot of respect from Region 1-7A foes, and it will be a fight to the finish between Tift County, Camden County, Colquitt County and Lowndes when region play begins later this season.
The Packers of Colquitt County sent some shock waves through the state with a 31-7 win over the former Class 7A No. 1 team, the Grayson Rams, this past Friday night in Moultrie. A stellar defense and a high-powered offense lead the Packers to victory.