Columbia opens home slate with rival East Marion

Columbia opens home slate with rival East Marion

COLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) - Just one more non-region game for the Columbia Wildcats before they begin their defense of region 8-3A.

After spending the first three weeks on the road, Columbia (3-0) returns to Payton Field on Friday to host cross-county rival East Marion (0-3) at 7 p.m.

“This is an important game for our communities,” said Columbia head coach Chip Bilderback. "We want to be able to play more of a complete game, that’s what we’ve been searching for. But also, we still want to make that little improvement on offense, defense and within the kicking game.

Considering everything going on, I feel really good about where we are. We’re 3-0 but the main thing is that we’ve gotten better every week."

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