The pride of South Georgia resides on the gridiron: South Georgia football.
And it's going to be put to the test by teams from other regions this Fall.
There will be 14 games this season involving an area team and a school from out of state.
Last year Colquitt County had a team fly in from California, and another from Virginia. The Pack went 2-0.
This year in week 2, Trinity Catholic is coming over 700 miles from St. Louis, Missouri to Moultrie.
While that's the furthest distance, Early County has the most games across state lines.
The Bobcats make the short commute to Alabama three times, including back to back games in week 6 and 7.
Bazemore-Hyder Stadium will play host to Beaufort which is traveling from South Carolina to face the Valdosta Wildcats in week 5.
This isn't limited to public schools.
3 of the 14 interstate matches are from GISA teams. The Valwood Valiants, the Deerfield-Windsor Knights, and the Brookwood Warriors each play a team from either Florida or Alabama.
The sunshine state to the south will get the largest taste of South Georgia. There will be 8 Florida/Georgia battles including week 4 when Thomasville will hosts Everglades.
Week 4 is tied with the 2nd week of the season for the most interstate matches at 4.
And speaking of week 2, it's only right to close with the reigning 6A State champion Lee County Trojans.
On the same field they raised the trophy, they'll host a Saturday game against Florida power Dr. Phillips.
South Georgia has 14 games to leave its mark.
14 attempts to make schools never want to cross state lines again.
Week one beings August 17th.
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