The Lamar County Trojans host the Pike Pirates Friday night in the annual Battle of Potato Creek. The Trojans are asking their fans to wear blue for a 'Blueout" at the huge rivalry game.
Commemorative t-shirts are available for the contest. Cotton shirts are $10. Drifit shirts are $15. Call 478-256-7648 for more information.
Maxpreps has installed Lamar as a 19 point favorite. Most observers feel it ail be much closer than that.
The Trojans will strive to play the entire game this week like they played the second half in the opener as arch rival Pike County comes to town for the Battle of Potato Creek. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Trojan Field. Pike has yet to play a game this season but hung with Starrs Mill in a scrimmage two weeks ago.
Lamar’s stats from the Howard game were pretty decent given the horrid first half.
They finished with 215 yards of total offense.
Eure had 18 carries for 115 yards and two TDs.
Smith had seven carries for 48 yards. Fuller had nine carries for 27 yardsand one TD.
Other rushers (carriesyards) were Juan Tucker (5-9) and Andruw O’Neal(5-8).Smith completed only one of seven passes. Malik Collier got that grabfor eight yards.In addition to his two picks, Smith was also the top tackler for the Trojanswith five tackles and two assists. Larry Dumas had five tackles and oneassist.Other top defenders (tackles-assists) were Eure (4-0), Hood (2-1), Alex Gardner (2-1) and Johnson (1-1). A host of other Trojans had one tackle each.
Lamar junior defensive back Malik Dixson (9) watches a pass off the hand of Howard quarterback Courvoisier King (4) during Friday’s season opener at Trojan Field which ended in a 19-19 tie. This week the Pike Pirates are in town for the annual Battle of Potato Creek. “Friday’s game did not turn out the way we wanted it to. We will work this week to improve on the mistakes we made, learn from them and get better. Pike County is a very solid football team. They are well coached and play extremely hard,” Trojan head coach Jamie Abrams reported. (Photo: Walter Geiger)