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    Colts travel to face the Bills in 2020 playoff rematch | Sports

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Difficult as it was for Frank Reich to open the week being reminded of how Indianapolis fell short in its most recent trip to Buffalo, the Colts coach also found reason for optimism. “I’m not going to lie. It was painful to watch that game on tape again … but yet it was also encouraging,” Reich said, referring to a 27-24 loss to the Bills in an AFC wild-card playoff in January.  What also stood was how the Colts were one of any several plays away from a chance at victory. The potential turning points included  

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    Bears travel to face improved Long County Friday | Sports

    The atmosphere surrounding the football program at Long County is perhaps at an all-time high. Don’t expect to see the same ole’ Blue Tide (4-4 overall, 1-1 Region 1-AAA) Friday night when fifth-ranked Pierce County (5-2, 1-0) takes the field at Jaycee Stadium in Ludowici. Long County has all but clinched its first-ever state playoff berth in its 24-year history after recording a 28-19 victory last week at Brantley County. The Blue Tide still have Tattnall County remaining on their schedule while Brantley County gets Tattnall County and Appling County in its final two region games. The fourth win of  

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    Bears travel to Claxton Friday night to face Tigers | Sports

    Pierce County’s season-opening four-game road trip continues in Claxton Friday night. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s third-ranked Bears (1-1) are coming off a 25-0 beating of Class 5A Wayne County in Jesup. Claxton’s lone game was a 27-6 setback in the “Pecan Grove” at the hands of PCHS regionmate Tattnall County two weeks ago. Pierce County has won the last four meetings against Claxton to take a 6-3 series advantage. PCHS has outscored the Tigers 177-65 (19.7 to 7.2) in the all-time series. During the 1982 and 1983 seasons, PCHS and the Tigers split four games. The Bears swept Claxton 11-6 and  

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    Goslings travel to face Janesville Craig in conference opener | Local Sports

    Watertown’s football team brings a 1-1 record into a Badger-Large conference matchup with Janesville Craig on Friday at Monterey Stadium. The Goslings bounced back from a 35-7 loss to Brookfield East in the opener with a 27-7 win over Reedsburg last Friday. Craig lost to Oconomowoc 47-7 in the opener, then lost to Madison Memorial 7-6 in Week 2. A blocked extra point was the difference in the game. “We’re not familiar with them,” Watertown football coach Benji Kamrath said. “They made some good improvements from Week 1 and 2. Offensively, they like to run dive option out of a  

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