Boys Varsity Football · VNN-GA GOW – Game Preview


This week’s VNN-GA Game of the Week has the Alexander Cougars traveling to take on the Rome Wolves in a region 5-AAAAAA showdown tonight at 7:30pm  – Barron Stadium in Rome, Ga. Directions to Barron Stadium here – 303 West 3rd Street, Rome, GA 30165Tickets Available – https://gofan.co/app/events/96711?schoolId=GA5278 or watch online – https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/rome-high-school-rome-ga/gam5411b3390c.

Alexander is led by Coach Matt Combs in his 11th year at the helm. He will lead his team into this battle for second place in region 5-AAAAAA. The Cougars are 5-2 overall, 3-1 in region, coming off a 31-28 victory last week over Dalton. The Wolves are led by Head Coach John Reid who is in his 6th year as the Rome head man. The Wolves are also 3-1 in region play (4-3 overall) and fresh off last weeks 14-3 take down of East Paulding. An Alexander victory would set up a first place showdown for the Cougars next week vs Carrollton while a Rome victory would solidify second place leading in to their next game vs Douglas County. Should be a great game. Looking forward to seeing how it plays out. Wishing both sides good luck & good health!

I recently had a Q&A with Coach Combs discussing the season to date & tonight’s game. Unfortunately I was unable to connect with Coach Reid.

What is your biggest area(s) of concern at this point of the season?
Coach Combs – “Player health.”
What has been your team’s strengths that have come to light during your season to date?
Coach Combs – “Senior leadership on defense.”
Any thoughts on how COVID as impacted the season to date – good or bad or in general?
Coach Combs – “It is another variable that teams must steer through on a daily basis.”
Any final thoughts on the game, the season? or anything you would like added to the article?
Coach Combs – “Appreciative of every game that we get to play.”