Four Syrupmakers featured in Saturday’s Border War

“The Zone,”a high school sports magazine, is sponsoring the first ever South Georgia-North Florida Senior Bowl on Jan. 3, 2009, at Thomas County Central High School. Forty of the finest high school senior football players in southwest Georgia and Florida’s Big Bend will line up against each other at 2 p.m. in the first Florida-Georgia Senior Bowl Border War.
“This is just a great idea for players, parents and fans that really love high school football,” explained Bobby Latmore, region director for The Zone. “These kids live 20 minutes apart, read about each others’ games in the newspaper and see themselves on ‘The Friday Night Blitz,’ but never get to play against one another. Well, now they will. It’s Georgia/Florida once again, this time at Thomas County Central’s stadium.”
Standout seniors from Florida counties Leon, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Wakulla and Jefferson will meet the best from Georgia counties Thomas, Grady, Decatur, Mitchell, Baker, Dougherty, Worth, Crisp and Lee. In all, 20 high schools from each state will be represented.
The rosters will be comprised of seniors who played what they thought would be their final high school game in November (or December) and now get a chance to play once more showcasing their skills before college scouts who may not have completed the recruiting process.
Selected to represent Cairo High School this Saturday are four seniors from Cairo’s 2008 state championship team: Ronnie Wooten, Dewayne Isom, J.J. Wilcox and Terrell Perkins will join other standout players from south Georgia in Saturday’s game.
At 7 p.m., on Jan. 2, both teams will be honored at a Senior Bowl All-Star Banquet at the Plaza Restaurant, 217 South Broad Street in Thomasville.
Plans are being made to video the game for CNS television with the voice of the Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets Randy Young, the voice of the Cairo High Syrupmakers Michael Best, and the voice of the Thomasville Bulldogs Jim Rayburn providing the play by play.
Game time on Jan. 3 is 2 p.m. at Thomas County Central Stadium. Tickets will be available at the gate. See you there!

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