Rivalry could be played in spring

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 14, 2005

McKenzie football coach Timothy Moorer said that he wanted to schedule more Class 1A schools for the next two seasons, but it doesn't seem like Moorer got what he wanted.

In the process, the annual county rivalry game between McKenzie and Georgiana will take at least a two-year hiatus.

&#8220I wanted to play Georgiana, too, but we got our schedule done early and had all the dates filled,” Moorer said.

McKenzie will open the season at Class 1A J.U. Blacksher, which will have at least 12 starters returning from last year's playoff team.

Then the Tigers will host Goshen, which moved to Class 2A after the latest reclassification and close out the season against Class 2A Red Level.

&#8220We were down just as was McKenzie last year,” Georgiana coach Greg Ennis said last week when hearing that his team would not play McKenzie. &#8220We had hoped that this game would give both teams a chance of a guaranteed great gate.”

So now, the only chance of the two Butler County schools playing each other would be in a spring game or preseason game.

&#8220I wouldn't mind playing Georgiana in a spring jamboree,” Moorer said.

Ennis also said that he would like to play McKenzie in a spring game.

Georgiana's non-region schedule includes its season opener at Greenville, at date with A.L. Johnson in Week 5 and a date with Hillcrest-Evergreen in Week 10.