ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Monday night’s class A-public state title game didn’t end the way Brooks County hoped. The 27-19 loss to Irwin County gave the Trojans their second consecutive runner-up finish in a state championship game.
However, no loss takes away the accomplishment of their 13-2 overall record they wake up to today. It most certainly doesn't take away the pride head coach Maurice Freeman and the Quitman community has for this group of young men.
“I love their fight, we made some big mistakes that we shouldn’t have made, that’s what caused us the ball game. But when you got kids that will fight like hell like that for you, you can't do anything but be proud of them," said Freeman following Monday night's game. "It’s just sad we had to come out on the short end of the stick.”
While the loss may sting for the moment, Freeman saw his guys show a relentless attitude right until the very last second of the game. The never give up mentality is what he’ll take away from Monday night's contest.