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Cobb Football Friday

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In this episode of Cobb Football Friday, hosts Brian Giffin and John Bednarowski dissect the thrilling state championship game between Walton and Milton. They delve into the details of how the Eagles clinched their second state title since 2018, concluding the season with an impressive 13-2 record and a 10-game win streak.

The duo also discusses the heartbreak for the Raiders, who narrowly missed out on a perfect season and their first-ever state title, finishing the season with a nonetheless impressive 14-1 record.

One of the key talking points is the stellar performance from Milton's defense, which wreaked havoc on Walton's passing game with three sacks, three interceptions, and four turnovers. Special attention is given to the Raiders' quarterback Jeremy Hecklinski's struggle against the persistent pressure from Milton’s Jacorey Stewart and Caleb Bell.

Giffin and Bednarowski also highlight how Milton capitalized on Walton's turnovers, scoring 24 of their 31 points directly from them. They further analyze the impact of ill-timed penalties on Walton's promising drives.

Lastly, our hosts commend the strategic game management by Milton's quarterback Luke Nickel, especially his crucial completions on third-and-long situations that kept drives alive, ultimately sealing the victory for the Eagles.

Tune in for this comprehensive wrap-up of the state championship, filled with expert analysis and insightful commentary. Whether you’re a diehard football enthusiast or a casual fan, this episode is not to be missed!

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