Indians take on Wildcats tonight in home opener

The Stephens County Indians will play their home opener of the high school football season tonight as they host the Rabun County Wildcats.  Kickoff has been moved to 8 o’clock instead of 7:30 due to the extreme heat.  

The Indians won their season opener over Habersham Central on the road last Friday in a very close game, 31 to 29.  Rabun County, rated #3 in the state in Class A Division 1, opened their season with an easy victory at home over Haralson County, 45 to 21.  

Last year, Rabun County won a close, low-scoring game against the Indians, 14 to 7.    

Last night on the Crunch Time radio program, Indians linebacker coach, Kirk Rogers, said even though Rabun County lost a lot of good players off of last year’s team, they are still a very good team:

Of course, the hot weather will be a concern tonight.  Coach Rogers says the officials on the field will keep a watchful eye, and can call extra timeouts for the players: 

93.1 FM & AM-630 WNEG will begin our coverage tonight with the Indian Tailgate Show live from The Reservation at 5:30, followed by Coach’s Corner and the pre-game—remember, kickoff will be at 8 o’clock tonight.  

You can also listen online at and on the free WNEG Radio app.

In other games tonight:  Habersham Central will travel to White County, Franklin County will host Pickens, South Carolina, Madison County will play at Elbert County,  Commerce is on the road to Murphy, North Carolina, Banks County is at Oglethorpe County, and East Jackson will host Social Circle.  Hart County, East Hall and North Hall all have the night off.    

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