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Mundy’s Mill football coach Greg Manior is excited about pitting his team against South Georgia competition in Brunswick this weekend.
JONESBORO — The Mundy’s Mill football team will soon see if its string of good summer fortune will continue in the uncharted waters known as South-of-Macon football.
The Tigers, fresh off last week’s Southside Shootout 7-on-7 passing league tournament in Locust Grove, will head to Brunswick for the first annual Toast of the Coast 7-on-7 Tournament, vying not only for more victories, but also some name recognition.
“Teams south of Macon, they’ve never even heard of Mundy’s Mill,” said Tigers coach Greg Manior. “When we went down to Coffee [County] they thought we were some private school north of Atlanta.”
Manior said his Tigers aren’t bothered by it, however.
“It is all new to us right now,” he said. “But our guys are handling it in stride. They’ve been saying, ‘Coach, we’ve never done this much stuff over the summer.’ But I think it’s necessary to expose our guys to some new things.”
The storehouse of perennial powerhouse football programs that is South Georgia will be a good testing ground for Manior’s skill position players, as they continue to look toward the passing league sessions for momentum building.
Just one week removed from the Shootout victory over Eagle’s Landing, Mundy’s Mill will participate with teams from Brunswick, Ware County, McIntosh County and Lamar County. A team from Spartanburg, S.C. and a squad from Nassau County, Fla. will also make an appearance in the 20-team national qualifier.
Mundy’s Mill will play it’s first of six games today at 3 p.m. The Tigers will play four games on Saturday morning before breaking for lunch and starting the single elimination round.
Win or lose, the Tigers are guaranteed 10 games in the tournament, which, for Manior is 10 more chances for his bunch to improve in hopes of making a state playoff push this season.
“This is just all about competition for our guys, and getting our guys exposed,” Manior said. “Any time our guys can be in constant competition with other high quality teams over the summer, we see that as a good thing.”