Indians, Raiders Square Off in Battle of Currahee Mtn. Tonight

The Stephens County Indians will look to start the football season with a second straight win over a nearby rival tonight.

Stephens County travels over to MountAiry tonight to face the Habersham Central Raiders.

Last week, the Indians forced seven turnovers and ran for more than 200 yards to open the season with a 21-13 win over Franklin County.

Meanwhile, Habersham Central is 0-1 on the year after falling to WhiteCounty 35-14 last Friday night.

In last year’s game between these two teams, the Indians ran for more than 300 yards and totaled nearly 500 yards of total offense on their way to a 44-8 win.

However, Stephens County Defensive Ends Coach Kirk Rogers said you can throw past results and records out the window when the Indians and Raiders meet up.

“There is always a love-hate relationship between us and Habersham,” said Rogers.  “It is always a battle.  Whether you think you are any good or not coming into the season, you have to beat Habersham if you have them on the schedule.”

Kick-off tonight from Raider Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m.

For those fans attending the game, Habersham Central High School is asking Stephens County fans to please park in the new high school parking lot across the street from the stadium for easy access to the visitor’s ticket gate.

AM 630 WNEG will also have all the action tonight.

Coverage begins at 6 p.m. with Tommy Palmer’s Countdown to Kickoff.  At 7 p.m., it’s Coach’s Corner and at 7:15 p.m., pre-game coverage begins from the stadium.

In other action around the area tonight, Franklin County travels to take on Madison County and Hart County hosts Blessed Trinity.