On Saturday night, rivals Dougherty and Monroe will meet at Hugh Mills Stadium.
Dougherty coach Charles Flowers knows the importance of this game and believes it will be a hard-hitting physical contest.
It is also big for both teams in there region standings.
Dougherty needs a win to stay tied with the Cairo-Peach County winner for first place in the region.
Monroe needs a victory after back to back losses to the Syrupmakers and Trojans from Fort Valley.
Monroe coach Charles Truitt said. "Our goal for this week is this is a must win game. We talked about this Monday that this is a game we have to win. This is a must win game for. We have to come out and play. We definitely don't want to be in a big hole and we going to have to play a great game to beat a good team."
Dougherty coach Charles Flowers said. "You don't really care what the records are. You don't really care who won last week or who won this week. How many points you scored or this many touchdowns. You throw all that out the window when it is Dougherty and Monroe. It is going to be a backyard brawl."
The rivalry has been even with each team posting three wins in the last six meetings.
Game time is 7:00 p.m. Saturday night at Hugh Mills Stadium.
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