December 12, 2017

Sweet 16 State Playoff Preview: Braves vs. Pepperell

Pepperell Dragons @ Heard Co. Braves

 WHAT: Second Round GHSA Class AA Football State Playoffs

WHEN: Friday Night @ 7:30 PM

WHERE: Staples Stadium

ADDRESS: 545 Main St., Franklin, GA 30217

GAME THEME: Loud-Out!!!

RADIO: B92.1 Country

RECORDS: Braves (10-1, 5-0 in Region 5-AA), Dragons (8-3, 6-1 in Region 7-AA)

PLAYOFF BRACKET: Click here to view the Class AA State playoff bracket

HEAD COACHES: Braves – Tim Barron (127-56 in his 16th season with the Braves), Dragons — Rick Hurst  (25-9 in his 3rd season with the Dragons)

RANKINGS: Braves (No. 8 in Class AA by AJC), Dragons (Unranked in Class AA)

SERIES: The Braves lead the all-time series 1-0

LAST WEEK: Braves defeated South Atlanta 42-3 at home, Pepperell defeated Banks County 57-0 at home

ON THE LINE: If the Braves win they will face either Thomasville (#1 seed Region 1-AA) or Dublin (#2 seed Region 3-AA) next week in the state quarterfinals. The Braves would host Dublin or a universal coin flip would decide the game location vs. Thomasville

COLORS: Braves (Maroon and Gray), Dragons (Gold and White)

LAST MEETING: The Braves defeated the Dragons 27-14 at home during round one in 2013

SCHOOL WEBSITES: Pepperell High School, Heard County High School

ADMISSION: $10 at the gate as mandated by the GHSA (Only babies in arms don’t need tickets)/ Limited number of $10 presale tickets available at HHS Friday only

WEATHER: Clear skies with temperatures around 50 degrees

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