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Panthers back in the Dome

December 7, 2006

Homerville - How high are expectations for the Clinch County High school football program?

High enough were making it to the second round of the class A playoffs is considered to be a bad season.

After losing in the second round of the state playoffs and starting this season 0-2, Clinch County has won 11 straight games.

A winning streak that has put the Panthers back in the class A semifinals at the Georgia Dome for a fifth time in the last six seasons.

The Panthers have already won two state titles in the last four years and many believe they are on a showdown to play Lincoln County next week in the title game.

Clinch County is not overlooking this week's opponent in Athens Academy.

Because if there is one thing winning state championships teaches you it is never underestimate the team on the opposing sideline.

Lineman Chris Davis "It has been my dream since I was little to win a state championship. This is another milestone to that. I have been making plans since the early in the season to get here."

Running back Justin Gainey said "That is what everybody expected us to do. Everybody says that he have got the team. I think we have got the team to go all the way this year."

Clinch County plays Athens Academy Saturday morning at 9:00P.M.  in the Class A semifinals.

Winner will play the Lincoln County /ommerce winner next week for the state championship.

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