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SEB, Metter playing for pride
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While other teams throughout the area will be playing for playoff positioning and region championships tonight, Southeast Bulloch will ride to Metter in game which the teams will purely be playing for pride.
    The Yellow Jackets of SEB come into tonight's game with a six-game losing streak at 1-7, 0-5 in region 3-AA. The Tigers of Metter have lost 11 straight and are 0-8 and 0-5 in region 3-AA.
    In essence, the teams will be playing to avoid a last place finish in the region.
    "Metter is a team kinda like us," said SEB head coach Mike Ward. "They're a young team with a new coach, trying to find their identity. I think we match-up with them real well."
    Southeast will again be dealing with the injury bug tonight. Sophomore receiver Greg Wright will be out with an ankle injury. His brother Arsenio will take his place. Junior running back Dray Lingle has been sick all week and will see limited action Senior Forrest Cannady will take his spot in the backfield. Finally, Scotty Beegle, who was ejected last week, will be forced by rule to sit out tonight as well. Alex Lee will take his place.
    "It's tough," said Ward. "When you run the wishbone, and you have your right guard out, it's tough. He's the main guy."
    Southeast will also be dealing with a pass-oriented opponent for the fourth straight week. While Ward was pleased with the way his defense has improved against some high-powered attacks, he said that it's usually one deep ball a game that "breaks (SEB's) back."
    The game will also feature two offenses that have struggled to this point. Both teams are scoring just 8.5 points/game this season. The Tigers have been shut out twice this year while the Yellow Jackets have yet to score more than 14 points.
    Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.