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Ray Goff speaks at 1-AAAAA media day

July 28, 2007

Tifton -- The first day of practice for high school football teams is just a few days away, and the coaches from Region 1-AAAAA gathered in Tifton Saturday for the first-ever Media Day.

The seven coaches from the region discussed their teams and expectations for the season.

Schools can get together for practice beginning August 1st, with the first day of full-contact on August 6th.

Former UGA head coach and Moultrie native Ray Goff was on hand as the guest speaker, with Goff saying the strength of Region 1-AAAAA at the high school level is comparable to SEC in college football.

The region coaches say they couldn't agree more, and the first-ever Media Day was great for the area.

"Probably nowhere in the state of Georgia is another region doing this," says Tift County head coach Jay Walls. "Probably nowhere in the country, except for Texas, as far as high school football is concerned, and I think it's a great thing today."

Valdosta head coach Rick Tomberlin adds, "This is a great event. First class. All the coaches tried to answer honestly, and it was good to see so many people from our very strong press corps here. I think it speaks well of how important high school football is here in South Georgia."

Teams will play their first game of the season on Friday, August 31st.

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