Most people do not end their games in a tie, but what if it benefited you in the long term as you make a playoff run?
That is exactly what happened for Irwin County High School as they faced off against Fitzgerald High School last week. This regional match-up helps the Indians in a points system that is used by the GHSA to determine rankings.
When a smaller classification plays against a larger one, a tie can work to your advantage. A win for Irwin County against Fitzgerald would have given them ten total points, a loss would have resulted in losing ten points, with a tie awarding five points.
Not taking anything a way from a talented Irwin County football team, but a tie was a smart move looking farther down the road as the season continues.
After the game, and because of the points Irwin County High School had earned the number one ranking in the state of Georgia for the single A-Class for public schools.
Entering week three and as early as the season is, there is still a lot of football left in the season, but for head coach Jon Lindsey, he remains confident and hard at work with his team.