This Friday night the Metter Tigers will host the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets in their final regular season game. The Tigers will be looking for revenge. Metter has lost three straight games to Jeff Davis and last year the Yellow Jackets ended Metters season with a 43-23 win over the Tigers.
The Yellow Jackets jumped out to an early 23-3 lead by halftime and continued to build on that lead while holding off a late fourth quarter push by the Tigers.
Jeff Davis comes into this years match up with a season record of 7-2 and 3-2 in region play. Jeff Davis comes into the game riding high after a big win, 21-14, over the number six ranked Swainsboro Tigers, handing Swainsboro their first region loss on the season. Jeff Davis also picked up region wins against Bacon County (54-14) and Bryan County (43-7). Their two losses came at the hands of Vidalia (35-17) and Toombs (31-0), so the playoff picture for region 2 AA is far from clear. The final region standings will come down to this last Friday of action. Metter still has a chance to win the region with a victory and a little help from Toombs County in their matchup against Swainsboro.
One thing that is clear is a Metter win leaves nothing to chance. A win over the Yellow Jackets would guarantee the Tigers at least second in the region and the chance to host a home playoff for the first time since 2003. A win would be historic as the Tigers have never hosted a playoff game on their current campus.
The Tigers haven’t made the playoffs since 2015 when they lost in the first round against Benedictine. Friday will also be Senior night, honoring this years group of senior athletes and their contributions to Metter Athletics over the last four years. It will be a great night of football with playoff positioning on the line.