Game of the Week Preview: Callaway vs. Troup County
Since 2008, the rivalry between Callaway and Troup Couty has been evenly split.
Last year Callaway got the upper hand on Troup in a 42-24 win.
This year the Cavaliers have opened up their season with a grueling schedule in hopes of preparing the team for games like this one.
“We played two 4A and two 6A schools, so I feel like it makes us better. I think we’ve seen really good competition and we will see it again Friday night,” says Callaway head football coach Pete Wiggins.
For Callaway they anticipate this game to be a hard fought battle with a lot of talent showcased on both teams.
“They got dudes, they got a lot of dudes, and that’s one of the things we can counteract. I think we’ve got dudes that can match their dudes and we think it is going to work out in our favor,” says Callaway senior offensive lineman Keiondre Jones.
One of those “dudes” he’s talking about is Troup’s quarterback Kobe Hudson.
“We have to keep him in the pocket and prevent him from getting up the field and making plays. We’ll have to just watch out for him as well,” says Callaway senior defensive lineman Destin Patrick.
For Troup County they see this game as a measuring stick for region play.
“It’s a good test to see how good are we and I’m sure their coaches are feeling the same way and seeing the things we need to work on and seeing what each other exposes from one another, and so hopefully everybody comes out of it healthy and I think it will be a good game,” says Troup County head football coach Tanner Glisson.
“You know it is going to be a huge environment. Everybody has been waiting on this game. The best teams in the state, probably going to be the big game in the state,” says Troup County junior quarterback Kobe Hudson.
Both teams are 3-0 on the season and only one will walk off the field Friday undefeated.