Cairo High School reached a milestone only 16 other teams in the state have accomplished Friday night.
With their 35-7 rout of visiting Americus-Sumter at West Thomas Stadium, the Syrupmakers recorded the 600th win in program history.
“Our program is everything to us,” Cairo coach Tom Fallaw said. “A lot of people came here because of the program. I came here 14 years ago because of it, and I don’t know that I ever want to leave. It’s a good place to coach football. It’s a good place to be with the fans. The school environment is exactly what you’d want it to be. The band, everything about it is just special. The 600 wins is more about the community than it is about us.
“We say it all the time. We’re thankful to be here. It’s a great place to coach. You get lost sometimes, and get mad at certain things. You forget that this is where you want to be. I’ve never disputed that. This is where I want to be, and I make no bones about that.”
After scuffling early in the season, the 5-3 Syrupmakers — who improved to 4-1 in Region 1-AAAA with Monroe visiting next week with second place in the division on the line — have started to find their footing and resemble the teams that have ammassed that 600-318-37 record.
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