Macon County Georgia Dome bound after celebratory sendoff

MONTEZUMA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The pep band, fog machines, even confetti–Macon County High School had it all Friday morning.

The student body sent its football team off to the Georgia Dome in style.  The Bulldogs play there Saturday in the GHSA Class A Public championship game.

“It was exciting,” said head coach Dexter Copeland. “That’s for the school and the fans. Now all that’s over with. It’s just time to get ready for football.”

Copeland, who just took over the program last season, has the Bulldogs in the title game for the first time in 20 years.

“He is really excited about this,” said MCHS media specialist Sarah Barfield, who’s been at the school for three years now. “He’s dedicated to this team. He’s dedicated to this school, and he’s really looking forward to the battle that’s going to go on on the field tomorrow morning.”

The Bulldogs, led by senior quarterback K’hari Lane, face McIntosh County Academy Saturday. Like Macon County, the Buccaneers are hungry for a ring. A win would give them their first title in school history.

“They’re a well-coached football team,” Copeland said. “Very aggressive on defense. We’ve got our hands tied this weekend.”

Win or lose the game, it’s clear Macon County has won when it comes to fan support.

All this excitement.. at 10 o’clock in the morning.

The same time as kickoff on Saturday.

“We’re going to have a lot of people show up tomorrow at the Dome,” said custodian Jeffrey Chavis, who says he’s followed MCHS football for 30 years.

“All we’ve got to do is just go in there and play the way we’ve been playing,” said his co-worker, head custodian Willie Germany.

“We’ll take it.”



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