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Posted On: 09/16/20 9:13 AM

Game: Rome (1-0) at Cherokee (2-0)

Last meeting: First-ever meeting

Key players: Cherokee — QB A.J. SwannA.J.Swann6'3" | QBCherokee | 2022StateGA, RB Keith Adams JrKeithAdams Jr5'10" | RBCherokee | 2022StateGA., WR Adarrius HarshawAdarriusHarshaw5'9" | WRCherokee | 2022StateGA, LB Braesen Parker, OL Nasan Simmons, DL Toby Thompson

Rome — WR Jaquavious Wise, RB E.J. Lackey, QB Caleb Ellard, DE/LB Bryant Wilkinson, LB Jameion Leath, WR Danta’ Foster

Prediction: Cherokee 31, Rome 28

Preview: Following two straight wins to begin the season, Cherokee will try to remain unbeaten when it hosts one of the most successful programs in the state. 

Rome (1-0) will travel to Canton to take on Cherokee (2-0) this Friday in the first-ever meeting between the two programs. Rome — ranked No. 3 in Class 6A — is coming off a bye week following its 28-21 season-opening win over Rockmart. The Wolves won back-to-back Class 5A state titles in 2016 and 2017 and are 50-6 over the past four seasons. Since its first season in 1992, Rome holds a 230-98-1 overall record which is a 70 percent winning percentage.

“I think when you mention the top programs of the state, Rome is definitely in

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