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Syrupmakers face Patriots Friday night

The Cairo Syrupmakers clinched a second place finish in region 1-AAA last week with their win over the Crisp County Cougars. This week, they look to continue making improvements and finish the regular season at 7-3. This Friday night, the Syrupmakers face the Westover Patriots in the regular season finale and Homecoming.
“If anyone would have told me at the beginning of this season that we would be hosting a playoff game and had a chance to finish the regular season with seven wins, I would have taken it. I’m proud of this team! They are a good football team. We’ve got to quit making mistakes, and continue to work hard in practice to get better every week but, all in all, I’m proud of them and hope we can continue to get better,” said coach Tom Fallaw.
The Patriots have struggled this season, coming in Friday night with a 3-6 record and 1-5 in region play. Westover has defeated Lee County, Crawford County and Perry, losing to Mitchell County, Monroe, Dougherty, Crisp County, Peach County and Worth County.
The Patriots return 10 of 11 starters on offense, but quarterback Rashad Jackson has been injured much of this season, hampering the Patriots. Westover returns several players on the defensive side of the ball as well, especially in the secondary. Westover is scoring about 13 points a game and surrendering about 20 points a game.
Cairo leads the series with Westover with 15 wins and three losses and hasn’t lost to the Patriots since 1993 in a 7-0 game at West Thomas Stadium. Game time Friday night is 7:30 p.m. It’s also Senior Night at West Thomas Stadium. Football players, band members, cheerleaders, ROTC members and Syrup Boys will be recognized during the pregame ceremonies.

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