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Syrupmakers entertain Crisp Friday night

Alex Brown #8 pushes his way past a Perry defender on this catch.

The Cairo Syrupmakers could wrap up the region 1-AAA championship for the second year in a row this Friday night as they face the Crisp County Cougars for Homecoming.
The Cougars come into Friday night’s game with the Syrupmakers sporting a 6-2 record overall and a 4-1 record in region play. Crisp County’s record this season is a vast improvement over last year’s 2-8 finish. The Syrupmakers are 7-0, and 5-0 in region play.
“They played a lot of sophomores last season like we did a few years ago, and took some lumps, and now that group is back with some experience,” said Cairo coach Tom Fallaw.
The Cougars only losses came at the hands of Turner County, which has reeled off seven wins in a row since opening their season with a loss to Worth County. Crisp County lost their only region game of the season last Friday night to Dougherty 21-28. The Cougars have defeated Dooley County, Americus-Sumter, Monroe, Westover, Perry and Worth County.
“They have some very good skill position players and, like I said, return several starters on both sides of the ball. They were undefeated in region play until last Friday night, so it’s going to be a good game that’s for sure,” said Fallaw.
Homecoming festivities will be featured at halftime of Friday night’s game, including the crowning of this year’s Homecoming Queen. The Homecoming dance will take place after the game on Friday night.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at West Thomas Stadium.

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