Thomasville Times Enterprise

Local Sports

November 3, 2011

Battle of the veer

Pilcher set to face former team again

THOMASVILLE — Teacher vs. pupil: Part IV.

For the fourth straight year since Ed Pilcher bolted Thomas County Central for Bainbridge, the veteran coach will match wits with his former offensive coordinator, Central head coach Bill Shaver. The head-to-head record has Shaver ahead 3-0.

"I told the kids I want to make sure we keep that streak alive," Shaver said. "We have won all three games. The first two were really close. Last year, we had their number pretty good. The score was a little bit closer than the game indicated.

"It's going to be a hard-hitting game. There's no secrets between us."

The Yellow Jackets will try to win their seventh straight over the Bearcats tonight in the regular season finale for both teams at Centennial Field. A win for either team would capture the No. 3 seed in next week's playoffs.

As was the case in the previous three meetings, tonight's showdown will carry extra significance for the two head coaches.

"It's never fun playing against coach Pilcher. Coach Pilcher and Leonard (Guyton) are some of the best friends I have," said Shaver, referring to Guyton, a former Central quarterback and assistant coach, who coaches offense for the Bearcats. "It's really not all that fun playing against your best friends. You always wish them well but, now, all of a sudden, you have to turn around and play them. Of course, we know each other so well. There's not going to be a whole lot of secrets. We have to be careful how we're checking off plays and checking off defenses and all that kind of stuff. Both teams are very similar in what they do.

"It's never really a fun game. I guess it's gotten a little easier as the years have gone on, not easy by any means as far as the feeling you have playing the game. The first one was the worst one because it was the first time I had to coach against coach Pilcher after all those years of him giving me the opportunity to coach here and learn from him. That was a tough one. It gets a little easier as you go along. If I had my druthers, I'd wish it'd never happen."

For full details, see Friday's edition of the Times-Enterprise.

Text Only
Local Sports
Business Marquee
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Raw: Bulgarian Monastery Dyes 5000 Easter Eggs Diplomats Reach Deal to Ease Tensions in Ukraine U.S. Sending Nonlethal Aid to Ukraine Military Holder: Americans Stand With KC Mourners Obama Greets Wounded Warriors Malaysia Plane: Ocean Floor Images 'Very Clear' Sparks Fly With Derulo and Jordin on New Album Franco Leads Star-studded Broadway Cast Raw: Two Lucky Kids Get Ride in Popemobile Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Do you think Lois Lerner should be jailed for not cooperating with the House probe into IRS targeting of conservative political organizations?

     View Results
Smoky Day in Thomasville
Project IMPACT 2011
SCBC Harry Potter Themed Blood Drive
TOSAC Rehearses "High School Musical"