Bodison, McCray shine in Border Wars game
Published 6:14 pm Friday, January 23, 2015
Bainbridge senior football players Victor Bodison and Tramaine McCray participated in the annual Georgia-Florida Border Wars football game last Friday, with the best players from South Georgia teaming up to take on the top players from North Florida.
Bodison walked away with the Georgia MVP award and McCray earned the most amount of rushing yards for the game. Georgia came out with a close 20-17 win.
Bodison said it was fun teaming up with players he had played against during the season, such as kids from Americus-Sumter, Westover and Monroe. Players practiced all week before the Friday night game, becoming familiar with the plays and getting used to the dynamic of working together.
Bodison said he scored the first touchdown of the game on a reverse play.
“He gave me a reverse and I did what I could with it,” Bodison said. “Do it every year if I could. It was a lot of fun. You get to play a lot of good people, a lot of good competition.”
McCray finished with 90 yards rushing.
“It makes you better when you play with better people,” McCray said.
Both players said it was a treat playing with players from Colquitt County High School, the winners of the GHSA 6A State Championship.
The Georgia team was head coached by Leroy Ryals of Thomasville High School. Florida’s head coach was Mike Coe of Madison County High School.
According to the Border Wars website, the game’s mission is to present another opportunity for high school seniors to fulfill their dream of playing football at the next level.
“Whether the Ward of the Border All-Star Game is a stepping stone to a college scholarship or a great memory to finish a high school career, our prayer is that it will be an event to be remembered and special way to end a senior season,” the website reads.