December 6, 2021

Round 1 GHSA Class AA Playoff Preview: Heard County vs. Monticello

Heard Co. Braves vs. Monticello Hurricanes

WHEN: Friday, November 9 @ 7:30 PM

WHERE: Staples Stadium @ Heard County High School

ADDRESS: 545 Main St., Franklin, GA 30217

RADIO: The game will be broadcast live on B92.1 Country from Carrollton. The Tailgate Show will air live from the north end zone of Staples Stadium beginning at 5:00 PM. Mitch Gray and Verland Best will call the action with Clay Harden reporting from the sidelines.

RECORDS: Braves (8-2, 5-0 in Region 5-AA), Hurricanes (5-5, 4-3 in Region 8-AA)

AT STAKE: The winner will advance to round two of the GHSA Class AA State Playoffs and face the winner between Pepperell (No. 3 seed Region 7-AA) and Douglas (No. 2 seed Region 6-AA). The Braves would host round two at Staples Stadium.

HEAD COACHES: Braves – Tim Barron (137-59 in his 17th season with the Braves), Hurricanes — Roderick/Rydell Jackson (5-5 in his 1st season with the Canes)

RANKINGS: Braves (AJC No. 3 in Class AA), Canes (Unranked in Class AA)

SERIES: This is the first ever meeting between the two teams.

NEXT WEEK: Round Two of the GHSA Class AA State Playoffs

COLORS: Braves (Maroon and Gray), Canes (Purple, White, and Black)

SCHOOL WEBSITES: Monticello High School Heard County High School

ADMISSION: $8 at the gate as mandated by the GHSA (Note: Only babies in arms don’t need a ticket/GHSA passes only)

WEATHER: Cloudy with temperatures in the upper 40’s

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