Experience has Marist playing for State Title

Marist isn't supposed to be here. Friday night was all set up for Thomas County Central and Statesboro. No one south of Atlanta thought the War Eagles had a chance against TCCHS.

Afterall, the Jackets have owned Marist in every playoff game the two had ever played. But somehow, someway, Marist was able to overcome the demons of the past and put up 35 points en route to a semifinal upset of TCCHS.

Now the stage is set for the AAAA Georgia State Championship. Marist is not only in the title game, but it's a home game with Statesboro. Alan Chadwick has his men at 13-1 and returning 17 starters from a season ago.

The one position that worried Coach Chadwick before the season was at receiver, but the Eagles have been solid on the wings.

Experience is the one thing that has been the constant for this team. Most of these guys have played together for years.

The offense begins and ends with Quarterback Sean McVay. He is the offensive player of the year by the DeKalb TD Club and will join teammate Matt Rumsey on the Georgia North-South All Star Game. If McVay is off his game, all he has to do is hand the ball off to Chris Davis and company.

Marist is the little engine that could. They already beat the best team in AAAA in TCCHS, now just one more win to complete the comeback season for the ages.

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