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Burke County chases destiny in state semifinals

Friday December 3, 2010

Waynesboro, Ga--If things were a little quieter then usual around the by pass in Waynesboro Friday, there was good reason. No school for Burke County. Why you ask? Pretty simple, everyone hit the road early to Carrollton to root on the bears in the state semifinals.

Sometimes people throw the word destiny out there a lot, for Eric Parker and Burke County, the word seems to fit. The team gelled quickly and now are one of four teams standing. But for the first time in about a month the Bears have to board a bus and play on the road which is never an easy task, especially in early December.

"Anytime you go on the road and play people as good as Carrollton, it puts you at a little bit of a disadvantage." said coach Eric Parker "But you know I tell our kids I thought it was our destiny. We've played well at home. We went 8 and 0 at home this year. In order to punch our ticket to the championship, we're going to have to go on the road and try to beat a really good football team."

The bears will rely on their quarterback combo of Corey Mayton and Donquell Green to get the job done on offense while the defense will try to slow down a Trojan team that's amassed nearly 5000 yards of offense this year.

"We're just trying to figure out ways to slow down their strengths and see if we can't take advantage of some of the strengths we have." added Parker "They can score a lot of points and have a lot of good football players and they're so efficient on offense and on defense they're really, really fast."

Winner of this will head to the Georgia Dome and play either Peach County or Sandy Creek for the title.


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