This Friday night the Metter Tigers will continue their postseason run as they welcome the Turner County Titans into the Jungle for the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs. This is the third season in a row that Coach Rodney Garvin and his Tigers have made it to the quarterfinals.
Turner County finished the regular season with a record of 4-6 and they were the number three seed out of the very tough Region 2-A. They defeated two seed Dublin 38-36 in round one of the playoffs, and last week they knocked off one seed Bowdon 46-13.
Metter faced Turner County in round one of the playoffs last year and barely escaped with a 20-19 win. The Tigers and then-Rebels, who changed their nickname to Titans this year, played a back-and-forth contest in which Metter took the lead late in the fourth quarter and held Turner County out of the end zone to seal the victory.
Turner County returns three key pieces of last year’s squad in quarterback Amarion Blanks, running back Elijah Stephens and wide receiver Montarius Norris. All three players are great athletes, and the Titans find ways to get the ball into their hands. The Tiger defense will have to limit their impact and prevent big plays.
Turner County allows 31 points per game while only scoring 29, so the numbers are in Metter’s favor, but the Titans are coming off of a big win and looking to upset the number four team in the state.
Kick off is scheduled for 7:30.
Going to the game?
Tickets are $12 each for all attendees ages 1 and up. (Only infants are admitted free.) No booster passes are allowed. Tickets can be purchased in advance on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MHS office, or purchase tickets at gofan.co . You can also purchase tickets at the gate on game day.
There is no re-entry. If you leave the game, you must pay $12 to re-enter; no exceptions.
Because this is a holiday weekend, MHS Athletic Director Vicki Bowen extended a special invitation to all Tiger alumni who may be home for Thanksgiving: “We want to invite all of our alumni to come to the game and help us cheer our Tigers on!”