Preview: Class 3A -- Oconee County vs. Pierce County
Class 3A Championship
Who’s playing: No. 1 Oconee County (12-0) vs. No. 7 Pierce County (12-1)
When: Wednesday, noon.
How they got there: Oconee County def. Westminster 21-7, def. Dawson County 42-7, def. Peach County 31-13, def. Greater Atlanta Christian 21-20 OT. Pierce County def. Burke County 59-14, def. Central Macon 42-0, def. Carver-Atlanta 51-18, def. Crisp County 25-13.
Previous meeting: Pierce County won the only meeting 49-6 in second round of playoffs in 2014.
Top players for Oconee County: RB C.J. Jones, QB Jacob Wright, WR Jake Johnson, WR Darius Johnson, DB Justin Coleman, DB West Weeks. Top players for Pierce County: RB D.J. Bell, QB Jermaine Brewton, WR Maleek Chandel, OL Patch Bennett, LB Austin Jernigan, LB Donelius Johnson, DB Ty Miles.
Game notes: Pierce County has reached the title game for the first time in school history. The Bears are 23-2 in two seasons under coach Ryan Herring. Oconee County is making its second straight trip to the championship game and seek their first title since 1999. The Warriors lost to Blessed Trinity in the Class 4A title game in 2019.