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Class 4A preview


12:00 AM, Dec. 01, 2012 EST

FULTON (12-2) vs. COVINGTON (14-0)

* When: 3 p.m., today

* Last meeting: Fulton defeated Covington 36-9 in 2003 finals

* Coaches: Rob Black, second season at Fulton (20-7); Marty Wheeler, fourth season at Covington (32-17)

* How they got there: Fulton beat Carter 55-0, Greeneville 42-14, Livingston Academy35-14, Giles County 41-27. Covington beat Hillcrest 55-0, Sheffield 42-6, Trezevant 23-18, Liberty 34-14.

* Players to watch: Fulton junior running back Daryl Rollins has 2,258 rushing yards and 30 rushing touchdown in 187 attempts. Covington's Johnston White has 2,607 yards and 41 touchdowns.

* Finals history: Fulton 3-3, three state titles, last won in 2006. Covington 0-3, no state titles, last appeared in 2003.

* Bottom line: Rod Black will look to bring Fulton its fourth title in the last decade in just his second season as coach. Covington will rely heavily on White, a Mr. Football finalist, as the Chargers attempt to complete a perfect season for their first state championship.

 

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