Football is serious business in Thomasville, and it doesn't get any more real in the City of Roses than when Thomasville and Thomas County Central lock horns on the gridiron.
This game has swung the Yellow Jackets' way in recent years.
New Thomasville High coach Leroy Ryals wants to change that, but he wants his privacy when he prepares.
Ryals closed Thomasville's practice to the public this week, not allowing anyone but coaches and players inside.
Just down the road at TCC, head coach Bill Shaver and his squad hope to continue their recent domination of the series.
With a win Friday, Shaver's Yellow Jacket seniors will finish their careers never having lost to the Bulldogs.
"That will be bragging rights they'll have for the rest of their lives," says Shaver. "They can tell their buddies they played against for those four years, you know you never beat us. So it's huge in their minds."
"It's just important to dominate," says senior Yellow Jackets tight end Peyton Singletary. That's what we're looking for is four years of domination."
The Yellow Jackets will also honor the 1993 state champion team that defeated Thomasville in that state final prior to tonight's game.
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