September 6, 2007
Albany - Lee County and Monroe both opened the high school football season with big wins at home last week.
This week, one of these teams will start the season 2-0 but both will learn just where they stand this early in the season.
Monroe as expected had no problem beating Class-A Terrell County.
The Tornadoes will get a tougher battle from Lee County which won a thriller last week against Westover.
Monroe coach Charles Truitt is concerned about the Lee County running game that features several quality backs.
He believes one of the best ways to contain Lee County's ground game is to keep their offense off the field as much as possible.
Monroe coach Charles Truitt said "We are going to try to do what we can to try and move the football and keep the football out of there hands. Hopefully, our offense can generate some points and generate some long drives for us."
Lee County head coach David Johnson said "I think the trenches decide it every week. The guys that put their hands on the ground are the reason why backs can run and linebackers can make tackles. I think it is every week."
Monroe and Lee County kick at 7:30 p.m. Friday night in Leesburg.
You can watch highlights of this and other games Friday night at 11:00 p.m. from the Locker Room.