QUITMAN, Ga. (WTXL) — The Brooks County Trojans fell short in their quest for a state title last year, losing in the AA Championship game.
That'll motivate anyone to work, and the Trojans are now two wins away from playing for a Single-A title this year. Washington-Wilkes is their quarterfinal opponent.
Head coach Maurice Freeman said they're healthy and focused heading into Friday's quarterfinal, but their biggest strength? The experience they've gained over the years.
"When the game is on the line, and things get tough, you have to have people with experience that understand how to go through the good, the bad, and the ugly," said Freeman. "When you have kids that have played before and have played for a state title, they understand exactly what we're asking for. Those new guys? It's all a surprise, and they're happy to be there. Those older cats? They're focused."
Friday's quarterfinal match-up is set for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff in Quitman.