Macon Touchdown Club holds presser for upcoming Kick-off Classic

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Macon Touchdown Club held a press conference on Wednesday as they prepare for the 2019 Macon Touchdown Middle Georgia Kick-off Classic on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The presser was held in the field house above Mercer University’s Five-Star Stadium.

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Coaches and some of the players from the four schools playing in the classic were in attendance.

Here are the coaches that were introduced:

  • Sheddrick Risper (Westside High School)
  • Joel Ingram (Washington County High School)
  • Joe Dupree (Southwest High School)
  • Jesse Hicks (Baldwin County High School)

Westside Head Coach Spoon Risper spoke about his rivalry game against Southwest.



“This is a different type of game. A natural rivalry,” said Risper. “Coach Dupree used to coach at Westside, so in my eyes he’ll always be a Seminole. But, on Saturday, it’ll be a natural rivalry. They’ll be up for us and we’ll be up for them, and it’ll be a great game.”

Washington County head coach Joel Ingram also spoke about playing in the classic.

“To be able to play in a venue like this over the years because of the success we’ve had has been a tremendous honor,” said Ingram.  “To be competing alongside the quality of programs we’re going to be competing against like with Baldwin, and also with Southwest Macon, and Westside Macon, so those coaches are some of the best coaches I know. The best people I know.”

Event information

  • Game 1 is Westside High School vs Southwest High School at 4 PM
  • Game 2 is Washington County High School vs Baldwin High School at 7:30 PM