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Bulldog Block Party prepares Thomasville for rivalry match

Thomasville cheerleaders luring in drivers (Source: WALB) Thomasville cheerleaders luring in drivers (Source: WALB)
Sherri Nix, Class of '88 (Source: WALB) Sherri Nix, Class of '88 (Source: WALB)
Mikyla Baker is a junior cheerleader (Source: WALB) Mikyla Baker is a junior cheerleader (Source: WALB)
Brook Everett (Source: WALB) Brook Everett (Source: WALB)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Thursday night was the 5th annual Bulldog Block Party, but it's the first one in three years that comes before Thomasville High's showdown with Thomas County Central.

"Once a bulldog, always a bulldog," said Sherri Nix.

Nix was one of many fans who got their car windows painted at the Bulldog Block Party.

She graduated from Thomasville High in 1988, and was excited to donate $5 dollars to the cheer team to show her Bulldog pride.

"It's great! I love it," said Nix. "I would not have done this myself but I'm so proud to have it on for tomorrow to drive around town with."

Thomasville and Thomas County Central went three seasons without playing each other. 

The THS cheer coach and block party organizer says that makes tomorrow night's match a special one.

"Go Bulldogs, go THS, no Jackets over here," said Brook Everett.

Everett and the Thomasville cheer team waved in drivers to get their cars painted from 5-8 pm. 

The cheerleaders painted hashtags like "#GoDogs, and #DogsOntop" onto fans windows, and the cheer team got a good reaction from the fans.

"We have way more school spirit this year," said junior cheerleader Mikyla Baker. "So we started this thing with hashtags and everybody is getting into it."

The all-time series between the two football teams is knotted at 24 wins each. Tomorrow night will serve as a tiebreak for the crosstown rivals.

With bragging rights on the line, there's still nothing but love in the community.

"We can have rival schools but at the end of the day we're Thomasville, Thomas County, all is one," said Everett. "I think the rival game is all in fun."

And a particular yellow jacket showed that tonight.

"Actually we just had a Jacket fan give us $20 dollars."

Thursday night's pep rally was for the community. Thomasville will have a in-school pep rally for students Friday at 2:30, and the long-awaited game is that night at 7:30.

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