#15 Roswell tops 7-time Georgia state champ Buford in season opener

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Roswell began the season with an impressive 24-7 win over Buford in the Corky Kell Classic Friday night.  The Hornets began the season ranked #15 in the High School Football America Preseason Top 25 after advancing to the Class AAAAAA state finals last year where they lost to our “mythical” national champ Colquitt County.

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The Roswell defense limited Buford, which has won seven Georgia state football titles in nine years in three different classifications, to 71 yards on the ground.

Roswell 4-star safety Xavier McKinney opened the game with a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.  After Buford tied the game at 7, it was all Roswell from then on out.

On Sunday, Roswell fans can find-out where the Hornets are ranked in High School Football America’s first in-season Top 25.


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