WHO'S HOT: Swainsboro. The Tigers (8-1) can claim the Region 3-AA title with a home win against hapless Metter (0-9) on Friday. They've outscored their past seven opponents 211-35.
As much time as Briarwood coach Dan Moore has spent decorating Briarwood's football field for tonight's state championship game, he probably could get a job making extra money painting football fields. The first-year coach has spent countless hours after practice, painting the field with the usual hashmarks and numbers. But the job that has taken most of his time has been painting checkerboards in the end zones, a trademark at the University of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium.