Columbia grapples with Magee for second time

Columbia grapples with Magee for second time

COLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) - It’s deja-vu for Chip Bilderback and the Wildcats.

Columbia (12-0) welcomes Magee (10-3) on Friday at 7 p.m. The meeting comes just three weeks after the Wildcats defeated the Trojans 24-14 in Magee.

Head coach Teddy Dyess captured his 200th career victory in Magee’s 60-20 win over Raleigh. Ole Miss commit Chandler Pittman passed for 235 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 208 yards and two more touchdowns.

“[It’s] kind of what makes the NFL so tough, division play you have to play those teams twice,” Bilderback said. “I think we play in the toughest division in the state – for sure 3A, maybe even across the board. I think it speaks volumes that all four of us are left playing. So, you knew going into the playoffs there was a good likelihood that you would see one of them again. At the end of the day, I don’t think it’s something that you really overthink. I think it still comes down to blocking, tackling, getting your kids ready to play football.”

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