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Warriors have eyes on prize

November 27, 2003

Damascus-- The Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors will be going for the seventh state title in school history tomorrow night when they face Brentwood in the GISA-Double-A championship game.

The Warriors are riding a nine game win streak into Friday's game, with their last and only loss coming way back on September the 12th to last year's champ in Triple-A Deerfield-Windsor.

Brentwood, last year's state champion in AA, meanwhile has 5 losses on the year, but the War Eagles have found new life with the return of quarterback Jamie Dickey to the starting lineup.

But the Warriors believe they can slow down the War Eagles enough to win their first state title in five years, and cap off a tremendous season that they've dedicated to the late Wayne Proffitt. Proffitt, a coach on the Warriors staff, died of a heart attack in May at the age of 40.

"There's not a day that we don't come out of that lockeroom over there or come onto that field that we don't think about him. We're doing everything right now, we're doing it for him," senior Deuce Odom said.

"Our kids have really worked hard for it. We told them we wanted to play the maximum number of games and get the maximum number of practices we could and they've done that. We're telling them this week there's no pressure on us, we just go out and play and have fun," head coach Bill Murdock said. 

SGA and Brentwood will kick off the GISA Double-A title game tomorrow night at 7:30 in Damascus.