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Lowndes ready for Northside showdown

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October 1, 2008

Valdosta - Defending state champions have played each other before.

Friday's Lowndes- Northside Warner Robins game is believed to be the first time defending state champions have met in a game that may decide a region title.

The game everyone has waited for since the Eagles moved up to AAAAA is just two days away.

The Vikings have won three state titles in four seasons and have a 19 game winning streak.

Northside has won two straight AAAA state titles and brings a 35 game winning streak to the "Concrete Palace".

The Lowndes defense, which has allowed just 21 points in five games, faces a balanced Northside offense.

Head coach Randy McPherson says everyone on both sides is ready for this epic battle.

McPherson said "The kids are going to be fired up. That is guaranteed. It is going to be exciting. We have got to be physical. I think we have got to outhit them. We have got to control the ball and just get after it."  

Lowndes and Northside-Warner Robins kick at 8:00 p.m.

Friday night at Martin Stadium in Valdosta.