The stage is set for a thrilling rematch as the Swainsboro Tigers (SHS) and the Prince Avenue Christian Wolverines (PAC) clash for the GHSA Class A State Football Championship on December 11th, 2023 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The stakes are high, the atmosphere will be electric, and both teams are ready to leave everything on the field in pursuit of glory.

Event Information
Game: Swainsboro (Tigers) vs Prince Avenue Christian (PAC)
Date: December 11, 2023
Time: In Progress
Streaming: Watch Live Here

Last year, PAC emerged victorious in a high-scoring 52-34 encounter. This year, the Tigers, led by the determined Coach Scott Roberts, are back with a vengeance. Despite playing all of their previous playoff games on the road, SHS has displayed incredible resilience and determination, refusing to be deterred by the odds. Their journey to the championship game is a testament to their unwavering spirit and their belief in their ability to overcome any obstacle.

The Tigers’ offense is led by the talented senior quarterback, Caleb Long, whose strong arm and athleticism make him a dual-threat nightmare for opposing defenses. Alongside him is the powerful running back Shanon Ricks, whose vision and breakaway speed can turn the tide of the game in an instant. Additionally, the reliable target, junior wide receiver Jaquan Jones, provides Long with a reliable option downfield, posing a constant threat in the passing game.

However, the Tigers’ success will hinge on their ability to contain PAC’s potent rushing attack, spearheaded by the formidable senior running back, Harrison Jones. Jones’ physical running style and ability to break through tackles are a force to be reckoned with. The SHS defense will need to be prepared and execute their defensive scheme flawlessly to limit Jones’ impact on the game.

PAC enters the field with a dominant record of 13-1, showcasing their status as a powerhouse team. Their offensive prowess is undeniable, orchestrated by the accurate and poised senior quarterback, Brady Daniels, and fueled by the powerful running attack of Harrison Jones. Coach Greg Vandagriff has instilled a winning mentality in his team, and they are determined to defend their title and solidify their place atop the Class A football scene.

Brady Daniels’ ability to make smart decisions under pressure and execute plays flawlessly will be crucial to PAC’s success. His poise and accuracy as a quarterback will guide the Wolverines’ offense and pose a significant challenge to the SHS defense. Additionally, the defensive prowess of junior linebacker Jackson Smith, the anchor of PAC’s defense, will play a vital role in stopping the Tigers’ offensive momentum and turning the tide in favor of the Wolverines.

This rematch carries significant weight beyond just the championship title. For Swainsboro, it’s an opportunity for redemption, a chance to rewrite the narrative and become the first state champion in their school’s history. For Prince Avenue Christian, it’s a chance to revalidate their dominance and cement their legacy as the undisputed kings of Class A football.

The atmosphere at Mercedes-Benz Stadium is expected to be electric. The roar of the crowd, the intensity of the competition, and the clash of these two titans will create a spectacle for the ages. This is not just a game; it’s a battle for glory, a testament to the dedication and hard work of two teams who have dedicated their season to this very moment.

Tune in to GPB-TV, GPB.org/sports, or the GPB Sports app at 4:00 PM EST on December 11th to witness this historic moment! Will the Tigers’ unwavering resilience and determination lead them to victory, or will the Wolverines’ potent offense and defensive prowess reign supreme once again? Only time will tell as these two teams write the next chapter in the GHSA Class A State Championship history under the bright lights of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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