North Georgia enters the contest with a 5-1 record after defeating the Metro Atlanta Giants last week as the team rallied late behind backup QB’s Joseph Corson and Jeff Phillips. The Bulldogs scored 27 points in the last 19 minutes of the game for a 30-0 victory.
The Xpress are 1-5 on the season with their lone win coming against the Clarksville Eagles. Tennessee Central lost to the Bulldogs 55-13.
The Xpress players are coming off a disastrous 60-0 loss to the Tennessee Crush, a team that North Georgia defeated earlier this year.
“The Xpress have been struggling lately, but last year they were in a similar situation and made a close game out of it,” said Bulldogs owner Kacee Smith. “We plan on winning but we will not overlook anyone.”
North Georgia is coming off a couple of games in which the team was not fully staffed for the games. In the last game, the team was missing their starting QB Lacey Herring, top wide receiver Mike Page, and fullback Anthony Hall, as well as a few other key players.
“It will be good to have everyone back and we need to get rolling again as our big battle with the Crush is coming next weekend,” said Smith. “It is important for the Bulldogs to continue to win out to secure a home field playoff game.”
The game this weekend will be played at Corner Stone Middle School in Baxter, Tennessee. It is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. CST.