Of course, the Norcross High School football team would love to repeat as Georgia's large-school champion with a second-straight undefeated season.
But coach Keith Maloof said Saturday's ESPN-televised game Saturday against nationally ranked Booker T. Washington of Miami won't tell the entire Blue Devils' 2013 story. Washington is ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today.
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"This game, as big as it is, it's really no indication of whether we'll repeat of not," Maloof said. "It's a game for fans and national exposure, things that a lot of people thrive on, but for us, it's a barometer of where we are."
The game is part of a tough three-game stretch to start the season for the Blue Devils, who play at Parkview on Sept. 6 and at home against North Gwinnett on Sept. 13. In all, Norcross plays four 2012 Georgia playoff teams this season.
Norcross, ranked in the top 10 nationally by many media outlets, is the favorite to repeat as state champions, with another group of talented players. Topping the list is defensive end Lorenzo Carter, the state's top recruit. Carter recently tweeted his top seven college choices: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, LSU, Oregon, Notre Dame and Florida State.