“Center Point is a very good team,” said Creasy. “You’ve got to be able to score. It’s hard to drive it all the way down without them making a (defensive) play, so we’re going to have to get those big plays.”
Center Point won a very competitive 5A Region by default after Walker received a postseason ban. The Eagles have not been a No. 1 seed in the playoffs since 1997, so the atmosphere should be live in Center Point.
“They attack you in every phase,” said Creasy. “They attack you in the running game; they can throw the ball down the field. It’s exciting to watch them. They have a throwback mentality in that there is no finesse to their game. It’s right there in your face. They don’t try to trick you. They play man to man on the corners. You have to come to play.”
Athens and Center Point kick off at 7 p.m.
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