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Class 2A Preview: Heard County Vs. Rockmart

Class AA
Heard County vs. Rockmart, Wednesday, 1 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Heard County Braves
School location: Franklin
Record, ranking: 12-2, No. 3
Coach: Tim Barron, 151-79 in 21 seasons
How they got there: Def. Monticello 63-22; def. Douglass 27-6; def. Dublin 18-3; def. Fitzgerald 38-30. 
Top players: QB Alijah Huzzle, WR LeQuincy Shepherd, RB Aaron Beasley
Playoff history: Heard County has never won a state championship. 
Rockmart Yellow Jackets
School location: Rockmart
Record, ranking: 14-0, No. 2
Coach: Biff Parson, 42-26 in seven seasons. 
How they got there: Def. South Atlanta 55-0; def. Bremen 35-23; def. Jefferson County 48-13; def. Callaway 28-22. 
Top players: QB Dylan Bailey, RB Zabrion Whatley, RB Markus Smith,, RB Zoryan Hendricks, LB Ant Lester, CB Juke Boozer
Playoff history: Rockmart won its only state championship in 1950. 
Notable: This game is a rematch of a regular-season game. Rockmart prevailed 33-0 on Sept. 7. ... Rockmart leads the series 2-0