Preview: Class 6A -- Buford vs. Lee County
Class 6A Championship
Who’s playing: No. 2 Buford (12-1) vs. No. 1 Lee County (12-1)
When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.
How they got there: Buford def. Douglas County 48-0, def. Cambridge 42-7, def. Hughes 44-15, def. Westlake 35-14. Lee County def. Tucker 49-17, def. Brunswick 48-21, def. River Ridge 49-31, def. Valdosta 45-26.
Previous meeting: First meeting.
Top players for Buford: RB Victor Venn, RB Gabe Irvin, OL Caleb Archer, WR/RET Jake Pope, LB Malik Spencer, DB Tommy Beuglas, DB Amari Wansley. Top players for Lee County: QB Chauncey Magwood, RB Caleb McDowell, RB David Goodwin, DL Baron Hopson, DL Juwan Bailey.
Game notes: Buford has won 12 state championship – second only to Valdosta – and won the Class 5A title in 2019. Lee County won back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018 and is making its third trip to the final in three seasons.