WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Warner Robins was able to get over a big hill this past Friday, avenging their 2017 loss to Rome with a 45-28 win against the Wolves in a state semi.
Now, the Demons find themselves back in the 5A state championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Dec. 11 -- this time against Bainbridge (4:30 p.m. kickoff).
"Anytime you beat a bigtime program that's doing big things right now is just an awesome feeling and great for our guys," Warner Robins head coach Mike Chastain said.
"I think it's about confidence and we were playing for one another," senior quarterback Dylan Fromm said of Friday's win against Rome where the Demons racked up more than 500 yards of total offense. "When you're playing for one another, its easy to make big plays happen and that's what happened."
The Demons defeated region rival Bainbridge 38-0 back in October. However, they know this time it will be a different story.
"We know Bainbridge is a good team and we know we got the best of them the first time," junior linebacker Malachi Weatherspoon said. "Now it's for all the money and I know they're going to give us whatever they can in order for us to go down."
Even though the Demons have had success against the Bearcats before, they know they can't get too confident.
"A big game can help you lose the next game just like a big loss can help you lose the next game," Chastain said. "We just got to be ready to play. We just got to focus on Warner Robins High School and the things we do in our program and our organization."
Winning the school's 5th state title would be the perfect way for the seniors to end their high school careers.
"When I got out of the truck today and saw the stadium that's the first thing that hit me," Fromm said. "It hurts, but to go out with a ring would be the best thing and I'm excited."