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Wintry weather could impact state championship

Lee County will play Coffee on Friday in the state championship. / Photo: Danielle Ledbetter

Several south Georgia football teams will play for state titles this weekend. That includes Lee County playing Coffee High School for the AAAAAA championship tomorrow.

The Lee County Trojans are excited to head to Atlanta. So much that it’s pushed other concerns out of their minds.

Jay Hopson, Lee County parent said, “Our excitement is going to surpass any inclement weather that we may have. We’re going to be hot with emotion and ready to go.”

But other fans are a little more worried about the wintry weather that’s supposed to hit the state tomorrow.

“well first off we’re going to start off by saying a little prayer before we get on the road and do our best to try and watch for other drivers and be very cautious of things, says Crystal Goff.

With the weather in mind, some fans decided they don’t even want to get behind the wheel.

“you know the booster club contacted me and said let’s make sure these people get there and they don’t have to drive. We were thinking one bus and in a few days we ended up with three or four, " says Daniel Cruz, parent to a running back on the team.

Just like their sons on the field—Trojan parents say they’ll all stick together too.

Cruz stated, “For all of us going up together, you know if your from lee county you won’t get left behind. Somebody will help you out if something happens. We’ll all be looking out for each other.”

Whether or not they run into some snow on the way up, they’re hoping to have some new hardware with them on the way back.

“Win or lose they’re still winners,”said Hopson.

Those include Colquitt, Calhoun, and Irwin County high schools.


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