Week 12 Preview: Tift vs Lowndes

Vikings Look to Secure Playoff Spot in Tifton

 

Lowndes Vikings (5-4, 1-3) vs. Tift County Blue Devils (5-4, 0-4) 

Friday, November 6, 2015
8:00 p.m.

Venue
Brodie Field
Tifton, Ga.

One team is deep in the hunt for a postseason spot; the other could potentially play spoiler to the other team’s ambition.

On Friday night, the Lowndes Vikings will travel to Tifton, where the Tift County Blue Devils will be ready and waiting.  The Blue Devils’ season began in impressive fashion, as they reeled off five straight wins.  However, region play has been a different story, as they have yet to win a game (0-4).

While region contests have not gone in Tift County’s favor, their matchup against the Vikings could play a major role in the final view of the Region 1-AAAAAA standings.  Lowndes is still very much alive in the playoff chase, and a loss to the Blue Devils could potentially eliminate them from contention.

There is currently a jam in the middle of the region standings; Valdosta (2-2), Lee County (1-3), and Lowndes (1-3) are all vying for the final two playoff positions.  While there is a myriad of possible outcomes that can come from Friday’s action, there is only one that can guarantee Lowndes will play on after this weekend:  They must head to Brodie Field and defeat the Blue Devils.  A loss could possibly leave their fate in the hands of their competitors.

Do you think Lowndes will get the job done in Tifton?  Or will the Blue Devils create a hurdle with their first region win of the season?  Give us your thoughts by participating in the weekly “Pick ‘Em” Contest! And be sure to check in through the ScoreStream app to stay on top of everything happening on Friday nights!


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Vikings Look to Secure Playoff Spot in Tifton

By James Washington