October 8, 2008
Albany - This is rivalry week in high school football.
Lowndes plays at Valdosta and Worth County travels tod Crisp County.
Here in Albany one of the biggest football games each year is Dougherty and Monroe.
Monroe has fallen on hard times since hitting region play.
The Tornadoes have lost three straight and the last two on the road.
Monroe is glad to be at home but concerned about the Trojans after watching Dougherty's dominating win over Westover last week.
Monroe head coach Charles Truitt said " they've got a big offensive line and they've got a quarterback and running back that run the ball hard so we've got to match their intensity up front and in their game Saturday night they did a great job controlling the line of scrimmage."
Dougherty's win over Westover did put the Trojans back in the playoff hunt in region 1-AAA. Head coach Charles Flowers worried about a Monroe team that is good and looking to end a three game losing streak.
Charles Flowers said "Playing in this region there are no weak teams. You have to go to work every day. Monroe has got a good football team even though they have lost a few games. It doesn't matter. When you play Monroe and Dougherty, you just throw the records out of the window."
The window opens for business in this rivalry Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Hugh Mills Stadium.