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A big rebound for Miller County

October 30, 2007

Colquitt -- The Miller County football team has a big game Friday night, as the Pirates go on the road to face Clinch County.

The game will likely determine the champion in Region 1-A, with Miller County 5-1, and the Panthers a perfect 6-0 in the region.

It's a big change from last year for the Pirates, as they struggled to a 2-8 record in 2006.

The team set the goal for a region championship at the beginning of the season, and head coach Frank Killingsworth says the biggest change is this year is attitude.

"Our kids are not intimidated by anybody," says head coach Frank Killingsworth. "We go on the field, and it doesn't matter who we're playing. Our kids think they're just as good or better than they are."

Miller County has already wrapped up a trip to the state playoffs, and will be in the postseason for the first time since 2004.

Pirates head coach Frank Killingsworth says his team set its goals high from day one.

"Our goals at the beginning of the year were to actually win the region," says Killingsworth. "That was one of our goals, even though at first folks thought we were a little nuts about that, but we said why not set your goals high, and we're still pursuing that goal."

Miller County and Clinch County kick-off at seven-thirty in Homerville.  

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