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October 6, 2004

Valdosta - Lowndes and Valdosta High Schools will battle it out on the football field Friday night. And the Red Cross is using that long-time rivalry to boost its blood supply.

The Winnersville Classic Blood Drive is going on this week. So far, Lowndes High is winning the blood battle 12 to three. The Red Cross is hoping some team spirit will boost their critically low supply. "They get three points for each donation that we have come through and the reason we picked three points is because you can potentially save three lives with one donation, one pint of blood," said Robbin Miller.

America's Second Harvest Food Bank is also using the team rivalry for a good cause. Friday night, they'll have collection boxes set up at the stadium. The team that gets the most donations will be announced at half-time. "High school football around here is huge and I figured with that much fan support that they'll be just as supportive for a food drive," said Wendy McDonald, Organizer.

The food bank is asking for canned and dry goods, and personal hygiene items.

posted at 4:15 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com