FORT VALLEY — Almost a year ago to the day, the incomplete catch was heard around the world of football in the state title game between Peach County and Calhoun. The Trojans ultimately lost the game but didn't lose the fire to keep them motivated for the ensuing season.

“It didn't end like we wanted it to but our kids have come a long way this year”, explained Peach Co. head football coach Chad Campbell. “It took a while to get them going and I think we got hot at the end of the regular season and it has carried on to the playoffs and I think our kids are playing extremely well right now with a lot of confidence.”

Senior linebacker Cedric Hillsman agreeed, “after last year we all just had a chip on our shoulder. We came to work every day and coach always told us to keep last year in the past. We worked hard pushing to get better trying to get to the promised land what we can Mercedes-Benz stadium.”

After a 13-2 finish in 2017, the Trojans followed up with a 12-2 record to date dominating region play and the playoffs with victory after victory, including a big revenge win over defending state champs in Calhoun advancing them to the 3A State Title game next Tuesday versus Cedar Grove, which is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m.