QUITMAN, Ga. - WTXL — We're a little over 24 hours away from kickoff in the GHSA class A-public state title game pitting Brooks County against defending champions Irwin County, the only team that has defeated the Trojans so far this season.
Like any team competing for a state title, the Trojans have learned a few lessons from that loss to the Indians back in October. They’ve put an emphasis on cleaning up the little things and focusing on what they’ve been doing right in the later half of the season, that’s put them one win away from their first state title since 1994. With the pressure building, this team is focused on controlling what they can control to bring back some hardware to Quitman.
"Keep flowing to the ball, making team tackles and don’t make bone-headed mistakes and we got it," says Brooks County defensive end J'Shawn Baker
“No silly mistakes, just stick to your keys, do what coach says and everything will be fine," adds senior defensive end Joaquinn Dawson.
“Of course there’s a nice little revenge factor. You’ve got to learn from the loss that we had and improve on that," said head coach Maurice Freeman. "And hey, it would be great to avenge that loss with a state title."