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Played since 1968, “The Winnersville Classic” is here yet again this Friday night. Valdosta has historically dominated the series, especially considering they are the winningest high school football team in the nation.

However, as Valdosta holds the historical edge, Lowndes has recently been up to the challenge that Valdosta presents. Lowndes absolutely decimated the Wildcats from Valdosta 45-0 last season. This Friday night, Valdosta will look to get back on top.


Travis Tisdale


Daunte Klingaman


Daunte has played varsity football at Valdosta for two-years and is a member of the beta club. Upon graduation, he plans to attend college but is undecided at this time.
Parker Brogdon


Parker plays on the offensive line and is a two-year letterman. He is a member of the national honor society and is on track to be an honor graduate. Parker has over 40 hours of community service during his four years in high school.


Troy Thomas


Troy attended Valdosta and graduated in 1978. He was named Georgia defensive player of the year and was chosen for the North/South All Star game in 1979. After his time at Valdosta, he attended South Carolina, where he played in the Hall of Fame Bowl, the Gator Bowl, and Hula Bowl. When his playing days were over at South Carolina, he went on to play in the Canadian Football League. He would like to thank Coach Demps, Coach Baker, Coach Pitcock, Coach Waters, Coach Tarpley, and Coach Rudolph for helping him develop his skills which made him succeed on the football field and at life. He would like to thank his teachers for making an imprint on his life. Ms. Benson, Mrs. Joann Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Fisher, Mrs. Sarah Jones, Ms Lissimore, and Mr. Grudzien.
Matt Harper


Matt played in the 2003, 2004, and 2005. During the 04 and 05 seasons, he took more snaps during the winnersville classic than any other player in those two years. Matt was an outstanding athlete playing football and baseball, and went on to sign a baseball scholarship with Georgia Tech.


Rivalry Series MVP Travis Tisdale simply could not be stopped. Tisdale put together a career performance, rushing for a whopping 413 yards and six touchdowns in a truly astounding performance, helping his team put 71 points on the board. In an offensive showcase, the two teams combined for more than 100 points, and Lowndes still blew out Valdosta. Tisdale gave an early cue as to what kind of night he planned on having with an 80 yard touchdown run on his first touch of the game. From there, it only got better for Tisdale and the Vikings and worse for the Wildcats from Valdosta, as he would help lead his team to 71 points. The Lowndes defense then stepped up in the second half and helped the Vikings to an easy rout over their bitter rivals.