GRAPHIC: TIGER FOOTBALL 2020

Tickets for Friday night's game are now on sale at the Metter High School Office.

This Friday night the Metter Tigers will welcome the Savannah Country Day Hornets into “The Jungle” for the first home football game of the 2020 Season. 

The Metter Tigers will come into the contest ranked number three in the state in Class A after winning their first two games of the season over Swainsboro and South Effingham. 

Savannah Country Day will enter the match-up with a record of 0-1, having lost their first game of the season by a score of 32-2 to Bulloch Academy. 

Metter is 23-11 alltime against Savannah Country Day, but the two teams have not played since 2011. 

Last season the Hornets were 11-1 and went undefeated in the regular season. They were the Region 3-A champs in 2019, but they were knocked out of the playoffs in the second round. 

Metter Head Coach Rodney Garvin gave us his thoughts on the upcoming game: “They run a spread offense led by a 6’1” junior quarterback and have some small but fast receivers who are very athletic. The offensive line has good size inside but smaller offensive tackles. 

“Defensively, they run a form of 50 defense and they have several players playing on both sides of the ball. We will see a disciplined team next Friday night in our season opener and we will need to play well to win our first home game.” 

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Going to the game?

Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance from the MHS Office on Thursday or Friday during school hours. Additionally, there will be four ticket stands on Friday night, all located at the complex entrance, to allow for social distancing.

Metter High School encourages social distancing and face masks/coverings. Signs will be posted at the stadium as a reminder. Social distancing is also encouraged in the stands. Hand sanitizer stations will be placed beside each concession stand, and concessions will follow social distancing protocols.

Spectators will not be allowed to go on the field before, during or after the game.

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