According to the record books, Thomas County Central can finally even its series with rival Thomasville tonight.
But Yellow Jackets coach Bill Shaver uses his own mathematic formula when it comes to the Yellow Jackets and Bulldogs series, which resumes at 8 p.m. at Thomas County Stadium.
“Well, all I know in the 20 years I’ve been here, we’ve only lost but twice,” said Shaver, who joined the Central staff in 1994. “So in my mind, the series is way on our advantage.
“I guess in the history of all the people that have been around here, they may be happy that we have a chance to finally be tied. But in all our kids’ minds, in all our coaches’ minds, we’ve kind of had the upper hand.”
That Central domination has the Jackets on the verge of squaring the rivalry at 24 wins apiece following a 10-0 headstart by the Bulldogs. Central has won three straight and 14 of the past 16 meetings. Thomasville won 13-9 in 2009 and 16-7 in 2000.
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