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WALB GAME OF THE WEEK (11/15/13): Pats take on talented Liberty Co. team

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Liberty Co. LB Raekwon McMillan Liberty Co. LB Raekwon McMillan
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

No rest for the weary if you're the Westover Patriots.

After winning their first region title in school history, the Pats face a tough first round test when a talented Liberty County squad comes to Albany.

The Panthers are the number four seed out of region three, but don't let that number fool you.

This is a very talented team from Hinesville.

Patriots' head coach Octavia Jones knows that very well.

He says his team has had their best week of practice all year, and will need to simply build on what they've done so far this historic season.

"We just need to play football the way we've been playing all year times ten," says Jones. "I told the guys that all week long, just do what you've been doing all year and just turn it up a notch. They know what's at stake. If you don't win, you go home. and we're definitely not ready to go home."

The Patriots will be led by five star recruit, junior DT Trenton Thompson.

But the Panthers have their own five star defensive prospect.

Senior Raekwon McMillan is rated by some recruiting services as the second best prospect in Georgia, and the number one inside linebacker in the country.

The Panthers will also line up the 6'2", 240 pounder at running back offensively.

No matter what side of the ball he's on, Jones knows he can be a gamechanger.

"If you don't get a hat on him on the defensive side of the ball, he's going to make every tackle," Jones says. "Offensively, if you don't stop him before he gets started, he can take it all the way. He's a very talented young man."

This is a dream game for recruiting fans. It won't just be McMillan and Thompson on the field.

The Panthers also boat one of the best freshman in the country in Richard LeCounte.

The safety already has offers from Florida and Ohio State.

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