Class A Division I

Prince Avenue Christian vs. Swainsboro

Prince Avenue Christian Wolverines

Coach: Greg Vandagriff

GPB Ranking, record: No. 1, 13-0. Region 5 champion.

Playoff results: d. Mount Vernon 47-14, d. Elbert County 48-14, d. Metter 23-7, d. St. Francis 24-20.

Top players: QB Aaron Philo, WR Bailey Stockton, RB Mac Bradley, WR Ethan Christian, OL Jake Atha, OL Austin Head, DL Uriah Howard, LB Mason Durning, DB Josh Britt, DB Riley Cartey.

Notable: Philo has thrown for 4,121 yards and 48 touchdowns and has run for 363 yards and eight touchdowns. Keon Rogers leads the team with 624 yards and eight touchdowns. The Wolverines have three 1,000-yard receivers – Christian with 72 catches for 1,014 yards and 11 touchdowns, Stockton with 66 catches for 1,280 yards and 20 touchdowns (along with 79 tackles), and Britt with 43 catches for 1,002 yards and 14 touchdowns. Wade McCormick leads the team with 118 tackles and six sacks and Howard has 86 tackles, five for loss and five sacks. The Wolverines are in the state championship game for the third straight year and are looking for their first title since 2020 when they won their only crown.  

Swainsboro Tigers

Coach: Scott Roberts

GPB Ranking, record: No. 2, 13-0. Region 2 champion.

Playoff results: d. Bacon County 47-0, d. Screven County 37-13, d. Rabun County 35-10, d. Irwin County 22-21.

Top players: QB/DB Ty Adams, OL Tra’lyvion Harris, RB Demello Jones, Jonorian Foots, Jerrod Steward, Jakari Nobles.

Notable: Adams has thrown for 452 yards and eight touchdowns, rushed for 674 yards and 11 touchdowns and has intercepted two passes. The Tigers have a pair of 1,000-yard runners – Jones (1,247 yards, 20 TDs) and O Brown (1,142, 12 TDs). Foots leads the team with 123 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and six sacks, as well as caused two fumbles and blocked a punt. Steward has made 116 tackles. The Tigers are in the championship game for the first time since 2000 when they won their only state title.

Series: This is the first meeting between the two teams.