The Banks County Leopards will face another tough opponent in the first round of the AA playoffs. The Adairsville Tigers are 9-1 on the season and are hungry for a win in the playoffs. It has been seven seasons since their last appearance in the state playoffs.
The Tigers have 23 seniors on their team and some pretty good talent. Senior Tail back Mike Upshaw has rushed for over 1500 yards this season. The only loss on the season for the Tigers came from the game against Pepperell (7-3 Overall , 5-0 Region), a 7A-AA team who will play Elbert in the first round of the playoffs.
The Leopards will have to be multi dimensional to beat the Tigers. The will bring a good running game and some of the passing game the Leopards saw last week with North Oconee. The Tigers hold on to the ball exceptionally well and the Leopards are going to have to force turnovers to win the game.
Special teams will need to step up to put a stop to the 15-20 yard average return on kickoffs by the Tigers. Adairsville has also held its opponents to an average of less than 11 points per game with the exception of Armuchee scoring 20 points.
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