High School basketball is just weeks away from Region Tournament play and a couple of local teams are staking their claim near the top of their respective regions.
We shine the light on Cochran to catch up with the Bleckley County Royals. Under the guise of Head Coach Clifford Kerbo, the Royals are 17-2 overall but more importantly a staunch 8-0 in region 4A-AA play. Kerbo says the success has not been easy this season, but with leadership from 8 seniors, it helps make his job a lot easier.
13 miles up the road, the Dodge County Lady Indians are 15-4, with an impressive 4-1 region mark just behind league leading Washington County. Coach Carol Smith and her girls are just two years removed from the Elite 8 are running strong behind lots of depth and youth. DC only has one senior, and according to Smith the team has improved tremendously since their opening loss to Bleckley County. The girls team hasn't ever had a losing season in Eastman and don't wanna start now.
Bleckley goes on the road to Crawford County Friday night while Dodge hosts Thomson .