Class 2A preview: Dublin vs. Brooks County
Brooks County vs. Dublin
Friday, 1 p.m., Georgia State Stadium
Click here to read GBP's Tommy Palmer's blog about the game.
Brooks County Trojans
School location: Quitman
Record, ranking: 11-3, No. 9 in GPB rankings
Coach: Maurice Freeman (17th season, 156-51; 210-103 overall)
How they got there: def. Washington County 42-14; def Rockmart 41-3; def. Metter 35-6; def. Callaway 39-35.
Top players: QB Ni’tavion Burrus, RB Omari Arnold, WR Willie Brown, WR Raquan Manning, LB Camron Priest, LB Tyrek Thomas, DB Rahiem Miley, LB Ernest Whitfield, DL Joaquinn Dawson, DB Devin Edwards.
Playoff history: Won state championship in 1994.
Dublin Fighting Irish
School location: Dublin
Record, ranking: 13-1, No. 4 in GPB rankings
Coach: Roger Holmes (19th season, 160-59-1; 233-108-1)
How they got there: def. Early County 32-9; def. Bremen 45-26; def. Hapeville Charter 35-12; def. Thomasville 55-45.
Top players: RB JaQues Evans, RB Zion Kemp, RB Marcus Adams, QB Markelle Mitchell, DL Romello Height
Playoff history: Won four state championships (1959-60, 1963 and 2006).
Series, last meeting: Series tied 1-1. Dublin defeated Brooks County 49-35 on Sept. 20 in Quitman.