Thursday Oct. 1, 2009
Hephzibah, Ga--Business is picking up on the high school football front with a couple of big games that can go a long way in determining region champs. One of those ballgames has Hephzibah playing Lakeside.
While the Panthers have cracked the state rankings for the first time ever, the Rebels may be the best one loss team in the state with that loss at Lincoln County. The offense has come to life and the defense has pitched shutouts in their three victories. A year ago, it was a two point Lakeside win and don't be surprised if this goes down to the final play again on Friday.
"Just getting off to a good start for both teams and both teams defenses have played excellent this year so the key is going to be which defense can hold up their end of the bargain better." said Hephzibah coach John Bowen
A big change for the rebels this year compared to last, the play of kicker Dustin Dekert. Hephzibah really didn't have a solid place kicker a season ago but do now and he can be a difference maker in close ballgames.