“In the past games with the Express it has always been a slugfest and a very physical game,” said owner and team founder Kacee Smith.
Both teams are coming off of wins, with North Georgia beating the Alpharetta Buccaneers 30-13 and the Central Tennessee taking down the Clarkesville Eagles of Tennessee 15-10.
Last season the Bulldogs beat the Express in all three games Central Tennessee is coming off a 4-7 season but returned 25 players.
The Express is a very physical football team and they like to run first and pass second,” said Head Coach Mark Bramblett.
“I think it is going to be a good game but we plan to play Bulldog football,” added player Patrick Dupree, who scored a TD in North Georgia’s first game on an interception return. “We are ready to get back at it after knocking the rust off.”
The Bulldogs will go into the game with their safely OJ Taylor injured (ribs). Taylor was the Bulldogs defensive MVP last year and is a big time playmaker.
Kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. at the team’s new home at Phil Reeve Stadium. The doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and kids 10-and-under get in free with the paying adult.