“We’re pleased with how the team is coming together,” Alpharetta head coach Jason Dukes said. “We’ve played challenging games that tested our preparation, toughness and ability to deal with competition that may have advantages over us.” Alpharetta’s (3-2, 2-0) two losses this season came to a Milton team that’s been ranked in the state-wide polls in overtime and by a single point to Lovejoy, which has also been ranked and made the state championship game last season.
The Raiders’ exacted revenge earlier this season on a West Forsyth squad that beat them last year, therefore earning the tiebreaker for the region championship when the two teams tied for first in 2012. “It was an important game for us,” Dukes said. “We prepared very hard for that contest and spent more time in the film room and the practice field. Our kids went out and executed well.”