Class 5A 

Buford vs. Warner Robins

Friday, 4:30 p.m. Georgia State Stadium

Buford Wolves

School location: Buford

Record, ranking: 13-1, No. 4 in GPB rankings

Coach: Bryant Appling (first season, 13-1)

How they got there: def. Decatur 43-6; def. Ware County 34-6; def Carrollton 24-21; def. Jones County 29-0.

Top players: RB Victor Venn, OL Seth McLaughlin, WR Jake Pope, DL Jackson Powell, LB Tommy Beuglas, DB Danny Benitez, P/PK Hayden Olsen.

Playoff history: Buford has won 11 state championships – 1978, 2001-03, 2007-10, 2012-14.

Warner Robins Demons

School location: Warner Robins

Record, ranking: 13-1, No. 2 in GPB rankings

Coach: Marquis Westbrook (first season, 13-1)

How they got there: def. Jonesboro 28-7; def. Rome 25-17; def. Clarke Central 49-14; def. Starr’s Mill 55-3. 

Top players: QB Jalen Addie, RB Jahlen Rutherford, RB James Smith, WR Marcayll Jones, WR Armon Porter, LB Ahmad Walker, LB Demarcus Robinson, Jarren McWilliams, DB Jatavious Bryant

Playoff history: Warner Robins has won four state championships – 1976, 1981, 1988 and 2004. The Demons have reached the final the last two years and finished second. 

Series, last meeting: First meeting.