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Hurricanes have shot at playoffs
The Hinesville Hurricanes play the Savannah Warriors in a game earlier this year. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
The Hinesville Hurricanes are headed to Thomasville on Saturday to play the South Georgia Warriors in the first round of playoffs.
According to head coach James Sharp the opponents are in for a big surprise as the ’Canes added depth in their running backs.
“We have Joseph Matavao, Kenneth Page and John Wilder as our backs and none of the teams we played against have seen all three backs in the same game at the same time,” he said.
It was Page who was instrumental in the Hurricanes’ 12-0 victory in Jacksonville, giving them a shot at the playoffs. Matavao has been the go-to man all season, racking up the touchdowns and most of the positive yardage for the Hurricanes in all their games to date.
Defensively, the Hurricanes are strong with Timothy Sapp averaging at least two interceptions per game and strong linebackers in Jamie Sharp III and K.B. Brown.
The Atlanta Prime faces the Raleigh Knights in their first round of playoffs. If the Hurricanes win and the Knights defeat the Prime, the Hurricanes will have home field advantage for the second round. If not, the ’Canes will have to travel to Atlanta to face their archrival in hostile territory.
Both teams are part of the Southeast American Football League and the Prime is the two-time defending champions.
For more information call coach James sharp at 269-0830
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