Photo Courtesy of Cynthia Esparza/San Angelo Standard-Times â€” Brett Chudej is just one of the key players for Garden City in tonightâ€™s playoff game against Borden County.
GARDEN CITY â€” Name the time, date and place of the Garden City-Borden County football game and the urge to be there is evident.
Maybe more than most six-man football games, when these two teams hook up, fans flock to Gail, Garden City or in todayâ€™s case, Forsan at 7:30 p.m., hoping to see the epitome of six-man football.
The two teams faced each other in a 40-39 thriller during the regular season, with Garden City getting the upper hand. Now tonight, a lot more is on the line during the area round of the playoffs.
â€śThis is one of those games that you look forward to playing,â€ť Garden City coach Vance Jones said. â€śItâ€™s a lot of pressure. You have two good teams, two defending state champs, the close game we had in the regular season. Itâ€™s one of those high-profile games.â€ť
The winner of this one plays the winner of the Rankin-Ira game, also in Forsan.
Jones is expecting the atmosphere in the latest chapter of the Garden City-Borden County matchups to be just as electric as the last.
He noted there were a lot of fans in the stands for the regular-season game and thatâ€™s just one reason why this game is a little more special.
Players respond to that, too and Jones is expecting a game just as exciting as the one earlier this season.
â€śI think they step it up more because they have a lot of friends there who may not get to see them, family that may not get to see every game,â€ť he said. â€śItâ€™s pretty special when you get in the playoffs and play good opponents.â€ť
That first game between the two teams has been the main focus for the Bearkats and probably the Coyotes, too. There havenâ€™t been too many unfamiliar teams Jones has faced this season and Borden County is far from that.
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