Man in the middle

Irish commit Omar Hunter’s Buford (Ga.) Wolves team faces off against Lovett in the class AA state finals on Saturday, and the matchup has been pretty widely discussed in the Georgia media. Here are a couple of the best Hunter-related quotes.

From an AJC article on the Buford defense:

“For every shutout we get, we can come in here the next Monday and brag to the offense,” senior defensive tackle Omar Hunter said. “Like, ‘Yeah, we get our job done on this side of the ball, and y’all can’t even move the ball [from midfield]. We have to give it to you in the red zone.’ ”

From a Gainesville Times column on the Wolves’ winning attitude:

I’m not entirely sure what I expected from a team on its way to the state championship game, but it wasn’t what I saw from the Wolves after the [semifinal] game.

Waiting to do my interviews, I thought the small hallway crammed with teenage football players would be packed wall-to-wall with noise, cheers and the sounds of pads being bumped together in celebration of the statement game to end all statement games.

Instead, a calm, collected group of Buford football players dressed in white jerseys with nary a mark on them walked back to their makeshift locker room and got changed.

Then, the Wolves made their way back out, bags packed, and got ready to watch Lovett and Cook in the day’s second game.

Like a hitman researching a mark.

The Wolves left whatever excitement they felt from their most recent win on the field.

“Our goal is not to beat Dublin in the Dome,” Wolves senior Omar Hunter said. “It is a state championship.”

Good stuff. Get in there and tear it up, Omar!

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