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Lowndes battles defending state champs

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November 27, 2007

Valdosta -- It will be a battle of state champions at Martin Stadium in Valdosta Friday night, as Lowndes hosts Roswell in the GHSA football state quarterfinals.

The Vikings won the title in 2004 and 2005, and the Hornets split the championship last season with Peach Tree Ridge.

Roswell slipped past Peach Tree in overtime last week, while Lowndes blew out Douglass for their eleventh straight win.

The Vikings and Hornets match up very well, with both averaging more than 30 points-per-game and allowing under ten, and Lowndes head coach Randy McPeherson says it won't be an easy game Friday night.

"They're a very good team, with a lot of speed," says McPherson. "They do a good job running and throwing the ball, and they're very well coached."

McPherson says playing at home will be a big advantage.

"We love playing here. We've got a great fan base. It's going to be a big night, Friday night," says the coach.

Lowndes hosts Roswell Friday night at 8pm, with the winner advancing to the state semi-finals in the Georgia Dome.    

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