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War of the Border provides final chance for seniors

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Some of southwest Georgia's best high school football seniors will get one more chance to show off for the college scouts.

Team Georgia, made up of high school seniors from all over south Georgia, will take on Team Florida in the War of the Border Friday night.

For many of the players, it's a second chance to perform for college coaches and scouts in attendance.

"Once you suit up, I'm always showing off," says Colquitt Co. linebacker Brandon Key. "I'm always ready to play again, so it's a good feeling."

"We've got scouts coming to almost every practice," says War of the Border president Mike Gammons. "We send out the DVDs to recruiters to try to help bless these kids because it's a big deal for them to get a second chance."

Tift County head coach John Reid will be the Team Georgia head coach Friday night. He knows what performing well in this game can do for a player.

"I know numerous, numerous kids got seen at that," Reid says of the game. "I know there's some college friends of ours that are going to be at the practice tomorrow and tonight and come to the game. A lot of them ask to see the tapes."

Besides just a chance to play for the scouts, it also gives these seniors one final opportunity to strap on the pads on Friday night.

"It's just something special. Not everyone gets to do this," says Thomas Co. Central DT Austin Parmer. "It's just one more time to play high school football and just go at it."

"It means more than anything," says Tift Co. quarterback Ryan Wedgeworth. "There's nothing better than a second chance to me, especially to play football."

The game kicks off at 8:00 p.m. at Moultrie's Mack Tharpe Stadium. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students.

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