Tifton Gazette


December 2, 2013

Irwin County preparing to host state semis

TIFTON — For the first time since Gerald Ford was the United States  President, the Irwin County Indians will be hosting a state football semifinal.

The Indians went on to win the state title in 1975, but to duplicate that feat the current Irwin Tribe will have to overcome their Region 2-A rival, the Charlton County Indians. The state Class A public school semifinal between Irwin and Charlton will be played at 8 p.m.

Due to Georgia High School Association rules, all tickets for the game will be $15. Current reserved seat ticket holders for Irwin County can purchase seats today through Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Reserved seat tickets may also be purchased from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. the day of the game.

“Babies in arms” are admitted free of charge in the company of a ticket holder. All other children will not be allowed into the stadium without a ticket.

There are no passes out of the gate. If you leave the stadium, you must purchase another ticket to reenter.

To qualify for the state semifinals, the Charlton County Indians dominated Seminole County, the top seed in the public school bracket, 42-0.

Andrew Lee rushed for 169 yards on 14 carries. That included touchdown runs of 57 and 63 yards.

Charlton quarterback Trae Harrington passed for 134 yards and touchdown passes of 32, 50 and 18 yards.

Defensively, Seminole was held to only 103 yards of offense by the Charlton Indians. It was the first time Seminole  had been shut out since 2008.

Irwin earned its spot with an impressive 56-26 win over Johnson County.

The Ocilla Indians had 525 yards rushing in the game. Led by Jakyron Young’s 123 yards on 8 carries, Irwin had six different backs rush for over 50 yards in the game.

The Irwin-Charlton winner will face the Marion-Hawkinsville victor Dec. 14 at the Georgia Dome for the state title.

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