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Game of the Week: No. 2 Buford set for state championship clash with No. 5 Rome
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Buford's Christian Turner (5) runs the ball during Friday night's Class AAAAA state semifinals game against Kell at Tom Riden Stadium in Buford. - photo by Erin O. Smith
One year later, the lock screen on Jake Simpson’s cell phone still hasn’t changed. The screen shows a tweet linking a recap of Buford’s 10-0 loss to Cartersville in last season’s Class AAAA football state championship game. It’s a frequent reminder of how close the senior tight end/linebacker and his teammates came to clinching the school’s 12th state title, a prize that will once again be up for grabs today.
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