QUITMAN, Ga. (WTXL) — After a runner-up finish in last year's AA state championship game, Brooks County has shown their determination to get back and finish the job they started, but this time in A-Public.
As fate would have it, the Trojans have a chance at revenge. They face Dublin Friday, who beat Brooks County in last year's title game and dropped down to A-Public this season.
Knowing that the Fighting Irish got the best of them in last year's state title game has motivated this Brooks County team to make sure Friday night doesn't turn out to be a wasted opportunity.
"We preach the payback, we preach fundamentals. Do your job, you have to do your job," said Trojan head coach Maurice Freeman. "We want to pay them back? Yes, we want to pay them back, but we got to do our jobs. We have to stick to our fundamentals. You do those things there, I think the game takes care of itself."
"As far as practicing, we're practicing as hard as we can, getting all the fundamentals in and stuff down," said linebacker James Huewitt. "We've been watching film on them for a while now trying to get ready for that game. We know they're a wing-T offense. It's one of the ones we've had a little trouble with, but I feel like we can pull it through."
Brooks County faces Dublin on the road Friday night at 7:30.