Oconee County vs Pierce County

Watch Oconee County vs Pierce County Live Class 3A State Championship Game

The Oconee County Warriors will face the Pierce County Bears in Georgia High School Football 2020 GHSA Class 3A State Championship Game on Wednesday 30th December 12 p.m. ET at Georgia State Stadium. Oconee County reached the finals for the second consecutive season, the Warriors want a title. Pierce County is searching for the program’s first title and does not want to go home to Blackshear without crown.

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The Pierce County (Blackshear, GA) varsity football team has a neutral playoff game vs. Oconee County (Watkinsville, GA) today @ 12pm at Georgia State Stadium. This game is a part of the “2020 Georgia High School Football Playoff Brackets: GHSA – AAA” tournament.

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How they got there: Oconee County def. Westminster 21-7, def. Dawson County 42-7, def. Peach County 31-13, def. Greater Atlanta Christian 21-20 OT. Pierce County def. Burke County 59-14, def. Central Macon 42-0, def. Carver-Atlanta 51-18, def. Crisp County 25-13.

Previous meeting: Pierce County won the only meeting 49-6 in second round of playoffs in 2014.

Top players for Oconee County: RB C.J. Jones, QB Jacob Wright, WR Jake Johnson, WR Darius Johnson, DB Justin Coleman, DB West Weeks. Top players for Pierce County: RB D.J. Bell, QB Jermaine Brewton, WR Maleek Chandel, OL Patch Bennett, LB Austin Jernigan, LB Donelius Johnson, DB Ty Miles.

GAME PREVIEW

Pierce County: The Bears made a semifinal exit in 2018 under head coach Jason Strickland, the program’s deepest run into the playoffs until this season. Ryan Herring has led Pierce County for two seasons and has compiled a 23-2 record.

Pierce’s had a semifinal victory against 2019 3A runner-up Crisp County at home to earn the program’s first-ever finals appearance. It has been dubbed the “Miracle in Bearsville,” and it was miraculous. Trailing 13-9 entering the fourth quarter and 13-12 in the final minutes, Pierce forced two fumbles one returned 60 yards for a touchdown and one recovered in the end zone to stun the Cougars.

Ty Little caused the first fumble, which was recovered by Austin Jernigan and returned for a touchdown, and John Manghir forced a second fumble that D.J. Bell recovered in the end zone.

The Bears’ offense is led by 6-foot-1, 195-pound senior quarterback Jermaine Brewton, who is 116-of-167 passing for 1,740 yards and 24 touchdowns and has 116 carries for 658 yards and 15 touchdowns. Pierce averages 198 rushing yards and 144 passing yards per game. Brewton has passed to 10 different receivers for touchdowns.

Pierce’s path to the final went through Burke County, Central-Macon and Carver-Atlanta, before the stunner against Crisp County.

Oconee County: The Warriors won the program’s only title (Class 3A) in 1999. Travis Noland has led Oconee County since 2014 and had not been past the second round before last year’s run to the championship game.

After surviving a double-overtime thriller against Greater Atlanta Christian in the semifinals, Oconee County has been tested and is resilient. Junior quarterback Jacob Wright leads an Oconee offense that averages 141 passing to 168 rushing yards per game.

On defense, the Warriors have held opponents to 92 passing yards and 109 rushing yards per game. Coleman has 124 tackles, 85 assists and 39 solos with six tackles for losses, three sacks and an interception. West Weeks has 105 tackles, 42 solo and 63 assists. Sophomore Whit Weeks has 72 tackles, with eight tackles for losses and three interceptions.

Oconee County’s path to the finals went through Westminster, Dawson County and Peach County before the double-overtime victory against GAC.

FINAL WORDS

Pierce County has reached the title game for the first time in school history. The Bears are 23-2 in two seasons under coach Ryan Herring. Oconee County is making its second straight trip to the championship game and seek their first title since 1999. The Warriors lost to Blessed Trinity in the Class 4A title game in 2019.

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