Class 3A Preview: Cedar Grove vs. Crisp County
Cedar Grove vs. Crisp County
Saturday, 1 p.m., Georgia State Stadium
Cedar Grove Saints
School location: Ellenwood (DeKalb County)
Record, ranking: 12-2, No. 4 in GPB rankngs
Coach: Miguel Patrick (first season)
How they got there: def. Fannin County 36-7; def. Benedictine 49-13; def. Peach County 36-3; def. Greater Atlanta Christian 28-18.
Top players: WR Bernard Mack, RB Chavon Wright, WR Janiran Bonner, OL Brandon Hall, OL Jeremiah Smith, OL Keon Watson, DL Alvin Williams, DL Demarius Jackson, DL Christen Miller, LB Isaiah Ratcliffe, DB Antonio Taylor, DB Tee Denson, DB Latrelvin Blackamore, RB Rashad Dubinion.
Playoff history: Won two state championships – 2016 and 2018.
Crisp County Cougars
School location: Cordele
Record, ranking: 11-3, No. 10 in GPB rankings
Coach: Brad Harber (fourth season, 27-9)
How they got there: def. Southeast Bulloch 46-0; def. North Hall 41-3; def. Jefferson 22-20; def. Jenkins 14-6.
Top players: QB A.J. Lofton, RB Marquise Palmer, WR/DB Sirad Bryant, DB Christopher Paul Jr., DL Jayren Fox, LB Preston Lavant, DL Trenton Richey, DL Perici Gaines.
Playoff history: Has never won a state championship.
Series, last meeting: In the only meeting between the two teams, Cedar Grove defeated Crisp County 55-0 in the semifinals of the 2016 playoffs.