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3 South Georgia teams faced off in preseason showdown

Thomas County Central getting ready to strike (Source: WALB) Thomas County Central getting ready to strike (Source: WALB)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

The weather is heating up, and technically with every day that passes we're getting closer to football season. 

Three area teams hit the field Tuesday morning for scrimmages to evaluate talent.

Valwood, Thomas County Central, and Pelham High joined in Thomasville met on the gridiron this morning.

Each getting the opportunity to dust off their cleats and hit the field for some 7 on 7 action.

Ashley Henderson is coming into his first season with Thomas county Central.

He was eager to implement his new offense, and see how his team faired against Pelham and his former team Valwood.

He said he saw things they excelled at and things they need to fix, but all and all he was proud of his Yellow Jackets.

"To go against those guys," said Henderson. "those guys throw and catch really well. It's big for us we got better today for sure."

The Yellow Jackets first game of the fall is on August 17th against Early County.

Pelham was looking happy to be back on the field after a great season last year with a 8 - 1 region record.

The Hornets looked as if they had the potential to go all the way last year but were taken down in the second round of the playoffs last year.

Coach Dondrial Pinkins was pleased with his teams performance Tuesday.

But he also saw what they needed improve on. 

He can't wait until they're playing games that count.

"Any time you get a chance to strap it up and go against an opponent," said Pinkins, "which Thomas County Central has a great tradition. They are well coached and Valwood came over today and gave us an opportunity, you know, just to come out and compete. I think our guys were excited about it and our coaches as well."

The Hornets kick off the regular season against Macon County on August 17th.

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