Cairo High School has a secret weapon ready.
As the Syrupmakers, ranked No. 10 in Class AAAA, prepare for Class AAAAA No. 7 Thomas County Central’s high-powered split-back veer attack, they have a plan — that secret weapon — in place to stop the Yellow Jackets’ offense in its tracks.
“Renting a U-Haul and moving (Adam) Choice and (Deondre) Cooksey and (Shaquille) Coleman,” Cairo coach Tom Fallaw joked.
“We can say what we want, but they are a good football team. They are a team that makes everybody play their assignments and we’ve discussed that before.”
Nobody could blame Fallaw for trying to help Choice, Cooksey and Coleman end up far away from West Thomas Stadium on Friday night. Last year the trio combined for 358 yards rushing and four touchdowns as Central led 39-0 at halftime on the way to a 39-13 win.
“They’re a seasoned ballclub right now and those three kids have played together for awhile,” Fallaw said.
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