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Cairo seniors want to go out a champion

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The Cairo High football team got its revenge with their semifinal win over Carver last week in Columbus.

This week the Syrupmakers are after redemption when they play Flowery Branch in the AAA state championship game.

It is the second straight trip to the title game for Cairo who were denied a state championship by the Carver Tigers.

Carver scored a late touchdown to win by three.

That loss has motivated a Cairo team that has 19 seniors among their 22 starters on offense and defense.

By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

December 11, 2008

CAIRO, GA (WALB) - Those seniors want nothing more than to win a state championship in their last game in a Cairo uniform.

Quarterback Angelo Pease said. "It is our last chance to get it. We have to come out and be prepared like the coaches always do for us. They prepare us great every week."

 Linebacker Jake Elkins said. "It is nice to have a second chance. To go out as a senior by winning a state championship. It hurt pretty bad last year to not win it."

Cairo plays at 5:00 p.m. Saturday against Flowery Branch at the Georgia Dome. 

The GHSA state championship games start Friday at 5:00 p.m. between Buford and Calhoun for the AA state title.

In AAAA, region rivals Marist and Tucker play at 8:00 p.m. at the Dome.

On Saturday, Wesleyan tries to deny ECI a second straight Class A title at 2:00 p.m. and Peachtree Ridge and Camden County battle for the AAAAA state title at 8:00 p.m. at the Georgia Dome.

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