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Syrupmakers on the road again

The Cairo Syrupmakers need a region win this week to take another step toward hosting a first round playoff game. Standing in the Makers way is the Crisp County Cougars. The Cougars are 5-3 on the season and 3-2 in region play.
Crisp County has wins over Dooly County, Turner County, and region wins over Westover, Perry and Dougherty. Crisp shut out Dougherty last week 10-0. The Cougars’ losses have come to Americus- Sumter, Monroe and Worth County. With only two losses in the region, the Cougars have a lot riding on Friday night’s game.
Crisp County has a regular season finale scheduled with Peach County next Friday.
“Crisp County knows a win would put them closer to a second place finish, as well. This will be a tough challenge for us, we’ve got to play well and, most importantly, put together a complete game,” Cairo coach Tom Fallaw said.
The Cougars return several starters from a team that finished 6-5 last year. Two of those returning starters are linebacker Tommy Sanders and quarterback Chris Yowe, two college prospects. Sanders is already committed to the University of Central Florida and Yowe threw for over 1,000 yards last season.
The Cougars are giving up only 10 points a game and averaging a little over 12, while the Makers are averaging about 16 points a game and giving up nine. The Syrupmakers defeated the Cougars 38-6 last year and have beaten the Crisp County Cougars the last six meetings.
Friday night’s game in Cordele is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. All fans are encouraged to make the trip and support the Syrupmakers in their home playoff bid. The game will be broadcast “live” on WGRA radio and on the Internet at

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