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Things are better in Metter
Tigers celebrate stunning upset of ECI
METTER — The Metter Tigers were honored and excited to participate in the first game of the first ever Erk Russell Classic last season at Paulson Stadium. After suffering a 42-7 defeat at the hands of Emanuel County Institute, it would have been understandable to see less enthusiasm for a second appearance in the Classic — facing the now-defending state champion Bulldogs from ECI. Instead, the Tigers used the early start and big stage to send a clear message for the new season, shocking the Bulldogs 21-20 late Saturday night. After taking control of a struggling program in 2010, Mike West recorded 5-5 records in each of his first two seasons.