Posted: Thursday, December 12th 2013 at 10:27am
Mayors' pride also on the line in state AAAAAA championship football game
SUWANEE - One thing’s for sure, the next AAAAAA state football champs will be from Gwinnett County. But will it be the North Gwinnett Bulldogs or the Norcross Blue Devils who leave the Georgia Dome field victorious Saturday night?
There’s a lot of pride – and bragging rights – riding on the Region 7 rivals’ championship game, and the mayors of Suwanee and Norcross want in on the fun.
Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson and Suwanee Mayor Jimmy Burnette, who quarterbacked a much less successful Bulldogs team in the late 1960s, have placed a small wager on Saturday’s outcome. The mayor of the vanquished team will display on his personal vehicle through the end of the school year "the logoed license plate of the victors’ hometown."
So if the Bulldogs win, Johnson will sport the City of Suwanee’s new logo on the front of his vehicle, but if the Blue Devils win, Burnette’s vehicle will bear Norcross’ “A Place to Imagine” license plate.
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