Tigers, LFO meet again but with less on the line
by Chike Nwakamma
Sep 21, 2012 | 597 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
More than nine months removed from a win-and-you’re-in football matchup between the two, Adairsville and Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe meet once again at Tommy Cash Stadium, with the host Warriors hoping to remain undefeated and both teams striving for win No. 1 in Region 5-AAA.

Though no playoff spot is on the line it went to the Tigers last year in the aforementioned region play-in game each team could certainly benefit from a 1-0 start in the region.

LFO finds itself among the region’s four unbeaten teams at 3-0, while Adairsville sits at 2-1. None of it matters, of course, with the games that actually count beginning today for all of the region’s teams, which also include Cartersville, Gordon Central, North Murray, Ringgold, Sonoraville and Coahulla Creek.

“This week is really gonna give everybody a real feel for who’s who,” Tigers coach Jim Kremer said in reference to the opening week of region play.

One team will exit LFO’s stadium without a region victory, but the Tigers hope to continue the improvement that has been prevalent the last two weeks.

Adairsville has followed a season-opening defeat to Cass with back-to-back wins, including last week’s 21-14 triumph at Pepperell, a victory that answered a pertinent question for the Tigers’ head coach.

After wondering whether his team would respond positively in a physical matchup, Kremer found his answer as Adairsville stood firm against a tough Dragons team that boasts one of the better offensive lines around.

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