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Cougars ready for four week test

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October 7, 2008

Cordele - The Crisp County Cougars are tied with #1 Cairo in the region1-AAA standings but the Cougars know they will find out if they can challenge for first place this Friday night against Worth County.

The Rams are coming off a 42-7 loss at home to the Syrupmakers last week.  

It's the start of another week of football practice and the Worth County Rams are looking to move forward.

Harris Rainbow said. "It was a tough loss for our kids. I think it hurt them pretty bad it hurt all of us pretty bad because we feel like we're better and we feel like we were in a better position to compete with Cairo. Cairo's a good football team but so are we and we'll come back from that loss. We're gonna get down to the basics; blocking and tackling. We've got to do a better job of doing that. We've gotta get through the basics and fundamentals and blocking and tackling is what football's all about and we've gotta get better at those two things. "

Up next for the Rams; a Crisp County team off to their best start in region 1-AAA since 2004.

Harris Rainbow said. "They find a way to win. Their kids do a good job of hanging in there, hanging in the game and in the end they find a way to win it and that's a concern for me."

The Cougars are 3-0 to begin their journey through the always challenging region.

Tommy Walburn said.  "No disrespect to the teams we've played but we feel like our next four games will be our toughest games of the year starting with Worth County they've got a really good football team. We're happy to be where we are but we haven't gotten any where yet."

 The Cougars have yet to beat a region foe in convincing fashion but the 5-1 record speaks for itself.

Tommy Walburn said. "We attribute that to trying to do the small things and in order to do the small things you have to work hard every day. You know we're not blessed with a bunch of division one football players but we feel like as a team that we're a decent football team. But like I said I can tell you a whole lot more about our football team on Friday night. We feel that playing this stretch with Worth County, Cairo, Dougherty and Peach County will tell the tale of our season."

A tale the Rams and Cougars hoping ends with a trip to the Georgia Dome.

Game time is 7:30 p.m. Friday night at the Cougar Den.