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Trojans open at Bleckley Co.; construction alert!

Lamar County travels to Cochran Friday to kick-off the 2011 prep football season against Bleckley County. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. You can follow realtime scoring from the game right here at barnesville.com. If you are going to the game, take I-75 S to I-16 E. Take exit 6 off I-16 for US-23/US-129/Ocmulgee East Boulevard. Turn right onto GA-87 S/US-129 Alt S/US-23 S/Ocmulgee E Blvd. Continue to follow GA-87 S/US-23 S. Turn right onto GA-26 W. Turn left onto 8th St Crescent and you will be at Bleckley County High School. Royal Stadium at Shelley Hayes Field is behind the school. The trip is approximately 77 miles or an hour and a half drive. Take into consideration rush hour traffic going through Macon. If you are considering alternate routes, you might want to avoid exit 32 (Hwy. 112) off I-16 due to on- and off-ramp closures due to construction set to begin at 8 p.m. tonight. For those wondering about the weather for Friday’s game in light of Hurricane Irene churning towards the east coast, the forecast for kick-off in Cochran is mostly clear but humid with winds about six miles per hour and a temperature of 89 degrees. Georgia High School Football Daily has Bleckley County as a six point favorite to win the game. The Royals beat the Trojans here last year 27-19.

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