4. Your schedule is probably the toughest ever faced by a mid-sized Georgia school. You’re playing Class 7A programs Westlake, Collins Hill, Mill Creek and Colquitt County, all on the road. You’re facing national power St. John’s in Washington, D.C. And you’re playing Sandy Creek, a team that beat you last season, and then Carver in a rematch of the 2021 state title game. You’ve got only two home games. How did you wind up with such a schedule? “We always try to play a competitive non-region schedule, but this one right here is elite. Our region is only four teams, so it’s tough to find seven non-region games. I reached out to a couple of guys, and some reached out to me. Some of those guys who do the national schedules reached out to us. We have only two home games, but we’re road warriors. We enjoy the trips and going outside the city limits and seeing different parts of Georgia. We have some players who in the next couple of years will be playing at big-time colleges, and this is kind of like an SEC schedule where you’ve got to bring it every week. That’s what you’ve got to instill in your players, that you have to have that focus, and this schedule helps with that. By the end of the year, we should’ve seen everything, and that’s going to help us in the playoffs.”
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