KINGSLAND, Ga. – The stands were filled to capacity and the enthusiasm was in the air at the Camden County and Colquitt County football game Friday night.
"It's the two undefeated teams in region one which is by far, historically, the best region in Georgia in high school football, so this out to be a heck of a game," said Jim Sparks, Camden County High School teacher.
Both teams call this the most important game of the year. It will decide who will eventually go on to the state playoffs. And it was clear that no one wanted to miss the showdown.
"Every Friday we do this. We get pumped up for the team, have a lot of fun, get loud, and just do what we do," said Mitch Wagner, Camden County High School Senior.
And fans from both sides definitely got loud. The Camden County and Colquitt County match-up has quickly become the game to watch in the state of Georgia, made clear by the thousands of fans packing the stadium.
"It's turned into a huge rivalry. Historically, it's maybe only six or seven years old but it has turned into a very meaningful game and I think that's what makes it a rivalry. Both teams excellent, well-coached, and well-disciplined teams and it just makes for a great game," Sparks said.
And no matter which side they were on, the fans' confidence was on full display.
Colquitt County won the game 33 to 14.