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Class 6A preview


12:00 AM, Dec. 01, 2012 EST

When: 7 p.m. today

Last meeting: Maryville defeated Whitehaven 23-7 in 2011 finals

Coaches: George Quarles, 14th season at Maryville (193-13); Rodney Saulsberry, ninth season at Whitehaven (86-24)

How they got there: Maryville beat Hardin Valley 42-10, Oak Ridge 39-25, Dobyns Bennett 41-20, Siegel 47-43. Whitehaven beat Collierville 42-7, Southwind 54-0, Germantown 52-7, Mt. Juliet 41-35.

Players to watch: Maryville -- QB Nick Martin (342 yards, 6 TDs in one game earlier this season). Whitehaven -- RB Mark Dodson (2,977 yards, 361 yards shy of breaking the state single-season record, 32 TDs).

Finals history: Maryville 13-5, 13 state titles, last won in 2011. Whitehaven 0-1, no state titles, last appeared in 2011.

Bottom line: Maryville, with a 43-game winning streak, will attempt to win its third consecutive title and 10th under Quarles. Whitehaven will look to the avenge last season's loss to the Rebels and take home its first championship.

 

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