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'I Expect A War': Marion vs Schley Region Championship Game

From the Oct. 31, 2018
issue of The Journal

By Richard Harris
 "I expect a war."
   That was the first thing Schley County High Head Coach Darren Alford said when asked about this Friday's Region Championship

Game when the 8-1 Wildcats will face the 9-0 Eagles in Buena Vista.
   Both teams are ranked in the Top 10 – Marion at No. 2 and Schley at No. 6.
   Schley fell to Marion by a score of 28-7 at home in the season-opener, but hasn't lost since.
   "The last time we played, the score didn't really indicate how close the game was," said Marion County Head Coach Chris Kirskey. "I expect this to be a tough ball game. I think it will be a hard-nosed game that will be won in the trenches."
   Coach Alford agrees, noting that Marion County's dominance on the defensive line made the difference in the first game.
   Excitement is so high that earlier this week Marion County sent 1,000 tickets to Ellaville to be ... The rest of the story.