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Rivals Battle for Region Title

October 25, 2005

Randolph-Clay high school will play host to a big region match-up Friday night, as the Red Devils welcome in rival Terrell County.

The 2-A region championship will hang in the balance, and neither team is ready to finish in second place.

Randolph-Clay finished second in region 2-A last year, the best finish in school history.

Terrell County lost every game they played in 2002 and 2003 before going 5-5 last season.

The two rivals each have eight wins this year, and know the winner of Friday nights game will take the region title.

Red Devils coach Josh Lowe says, "We're not going into this hoping for second place. We're going into this hoping to be the region champion, and that's our goal."

Both teams are already guaranteed a spot in the playoffs, and the Greenwaves seniors say it was a long time coming.

Natarious Coleman says, "It feels good. We haven't been in the playoffs since...a long time, but it feels good. Me being a senior I've been looking forward to this."

SeBaskin Garfield adds, "I feel good being in the playoffs, but I want to go deep into it."

Coach Lowe says a win would be extra-special for Randolph-Clay.

"I've been telling our guys all week, this is your opportunity to make history. It's a first, and you can never have but one first of anything, and this is our opportunity to be the first region champion in football."

The Terrell County senior Coleman says the Greenwaves will be ready.

"We've been looking for this game since the beginning of the year. Now the time's come, so strap up."

Randolph-Clay won last years meeting 40-6.

Kick-off for Friday night's game is set for 7:30 at Randolph-Clay.

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