QUITMAN -- Brooks County (9-2, 5-1) will be looking to continue its best season in over 10 years tonight when it hosts the Macon County Bulldogs (9-2, 7-2).
"We're excited about playing another week," said head coach Ryan Branch. "We are coming out expecting to play hard ... Brooks County style football."
The game tonight is a rematch of last years second round matchup. Last year, the Trojans won 38-14.
Brooks doesn't want its best season since 1993 to end just yet. The last time the Trojans got to 10 wins was 1994 when they were the state champions.
Offensively, the Bulldogs run a lot of I formation packages. Out of that formation, they can run a lot of isolation and counter runs, including inside option plays. Branch knows what to expect offensively this week, saying, "They are going to run right at you until you can stop it."
Brooks will be running the same way at Macon. The Trojans are a power running team that has depth to run all night.
"We take pride in running the football. If you can't establish the run in (high school), then you can't go far," said Branch.
Defensively, the two teams are basically mirrors of each other, both running the same formations. Both teams run variations of the 5-2, both playing hard and running to the ball every down.
The Trojans will be looking to improve from last week when it appeared as if the air left the team in the fourth quarter. Brooks played three hard quarters, but let the game get close before winning 26-21 over Appling County.
"We need to start and finish a ball game. We are just playing week to week right now, and we just want to win," said Branch.
The game is tonight in Quitman at 7:30 p.m.
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