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Buford's first-round foe decided
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Buford will play host to Pepperell in the first round of the GHSA state playoffs on Friday after the Dragons won Region 7-AA's No. 3 seed by virtue of a coin flip Saturday.

The Wolves (9-1, No. 2 6-AA) and Dragons are no stranger to postseason play, but this will be the first meeting between the two schools since 1955, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association.

Buford, which won a share of the 6-AA title but took the No. 2 seed by virtue of a three-way tiebreaker, is the two-time defending state champion. Pepperell (9-1) lost its only game 15-14 to Armuchee on Oct. 2, and has advanced to the state quarterfinals each of the last two seasons.

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