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Starting With a Buzz

August 21, 2006

Thomasville -- The Thomas County Central football team had a great season last year, winning ten games and advancing to the second round of the state playoffs.

The Yellow Jackets have won at least ten games three of the past four years, and aren't shying away from any challenges in 2006.

The Thomas County Central football team facing a tough task before the season even starts, scrimmaging at two-time defending AAAAA state champ Lowndes this Friday.

"They're preseason ranked number one in AAAAA, so we'll find out a little bit about ourselves this Friday night," says head coach Ed Pilcher.

Senior Dontavia Bogan says, "It ain't gonna hurt us, it'll just make us better, so I'm ready for it."

The Yellow Jackets open the season at Thomasville.

"They're always going to be a big rival," says senior Elmario Hill. "Fans everywhere. Parked cars everywhere. It's going to be exciting."

Pilcher says, "You open up with your cross-town rival and try and get that game out of the way so you can concentrate on the season. That's the way we work that deal out."

The Yellow Jackets Head coach is looking for his seniors to take charge.

"Last year we had great leadership from some really great seniors," says Pilcher. "We're still looking for some leadership from this bunch here now."

Hill says, "I'm trying be a leader as a senior, and trying to help the team out the best way I can."

The Jackets have one goal for the 2006 season.

"15-0. State Champs," says Hill.

Bogan adds, "You don't want to lose your senior year. You want to go out with a bang, so I predict we win state. 15-0."

The Yellow Jackets scrimmage at Lowndes Friday at 8pm, and open the season at Thomasville September 1st.