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Raucous crowd an advantage for Peach County Friday night

Peach County will host Greater Atlanta Christian School Friday night at home with a berth in the GHSA AAA State Championship on the line. /(Chris Hinson, WGXA)

In almost every game this season, Peach County has come out of the gates red hot. Chad Campbell's Trojans have put up multiple-touchdown first quarters all season long blowing out opponents shortly after kickoff.

That's been the theme for the black and gold all season. Friday night in the GHSA AAA semifinals against Greater Atlanta Christian, PC's other trademark will come into effect.

"The X factor is this place right here," said Head Coach Chad Campbell. "I think this place provides a lot of energy and excitement when it's filled up. It's definitely to our advantage."

Historically, Anderson Field has always been a tough place for opponents to play but this year has been even more special for the Trojans. The team has dedicated their season to Raekwon Smith, a member of the team who died in a car accident in August.

Since that time, Peach County has played with a chip on their shoulder. Friday night they will be tested as GAC comes to Fort Valley with a high-powered offense led by Davis Mills, a Stanford University QB commit.

Campbell says it's going to be key for Peach County to use the crowd to their advantage but also play their style of football.

"It goes back down to once that ball is kicked off," said Campbell. "Who's going to make the mistakes? Who's going to take care of the ball? Who's going to give up big plays?"

The Trojans are looking to win their fourth state championship since 2005. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday night in the Valley.

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