October 18, 2007
Valdosta - Valdosta High coach Rick Tomberlin has gotten the Wildcats back on track after last year's 1-9 record with a 6-1 start this season.
The question now is are the Cats ready to reclaim bragging rights in Winnersville.
The Wildcats have lost three straight and seven of their last ten to cross-town rival Lowndes.
A Lowndes win Friday night would mark the first time in the history of this rivalry that the Vikings have won four straight.
Of bigger significance is the fact the winner of this year's Winnersville Classic claims sole possession of first place in the region.
Lowndes coach Randy McPherson said "It is a big region game. the winner of this game I guess will be in the driver's seat for the next couple of weeks.
Valdosta coach Rick Tomberlin said "The winner is basically going to be in the driver's seat in the region. the loser is certainly not out of it by any stretch of the imagination but will not have quite the hand on the steering wheel that the winner will have."
Valdosta High coach Rick Tomberlin makes his return to Lowndes' Martin Stadium for the first time since 1991 when he was the coach of the Vikings.
The Winnersville Classic will kick at 8:00 p.m. Friday night.