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Quarterfinals in review

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Class AAAAAA

*Colquitt County 42, Dacula 17:QB Daniel Mobley passed for 255 yards, completing 20 of 33 attempts, and Colquitt County led 28-3 in the first quarter and played the fourth quarter with a running clock. Sophomore WR Kiel Pollard had seven catches for 136 yards, and junior LB Tomarcio Reese had five tackles for losses.

What it means – Colquitt County became the first team to reach five consecutive semifinal games in the highest classification and set up a rematch of the 2012 semifinal against Norcross.

*Norcross 28, Lowndes 7:Norcross forced five turnovers, held Lowndes to 167 yards in total offense and led 28-0 by midway in the third quarter. Junior DT Dorian Kithcart had three sacks. Norcross had only fair success on offense as 1,250-yard rusher Josh Boyd was held to 79 yards on 20 carries, and QB A.J. Bush was 12-of-26 passing for 169 yards.

What it means – Norcross, the only No. 1 seed remaining, won its 10th consecutive game and became the first defending …

Saturday basketball scores

Written by Prep Zone on . Posted in Basketball, High School Sports, LatestNews

Compiled by Score Atlanta

Boys

Allatoona 69, Morgan County 63

Bacon County 61, Appling County 43

Brookwood 96, Athens Christian 70

Buford 62, Eagle’s Landing 61

Cedar Shoals 61, Archer 34

Central Gwinnett 55, Lambert 39

Chestatee 73, Franklin County 64

Clarke Central 83, Apalachee 70

Dade County 82, Morris Innovative 32

Dublin 62, Baldwin 56

Duluth 92, East Hall 72

Effingham County 77, Screven County 29

Glynn Academy 59, Menendez (FL) 31

Heritage, Conyers 75, Clarkston 62

Hillgrove 57, Peachtree Ridge 45

Miller Grove 66, Luella 55

North Augusta 67, Grovetown 59

North Cobb Christian 57, Woodward 54

North Murray 68, Excel Christian 50

Parkview 65, Mill Creek 49

Paulding County 82, West Forsyth 69

Pebblebrook 62, Berkmar 58

River Ridge 53, Blessed Trinity 46

St. Francis 88, Chattahoochee 68

St. Pius 58, Jefferson 44

Taylor County 75 Talbot County, 55

Therrell 61, Jackson, Atlanta 44

Westlake 82, Creekside 53

Wooddale (TN) 71, Kingdom Christian Academy 66

Woodland, Henry 60, …

Friday rewind: Marist doesn’t pass or punt in quarterfinal win

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By David Purdum / For the AJC

Passing is over-rated.

Marist didn’t attempt a pass in its quarterfinal win over Burke County. Carrollton attempted only one pass–and it was intercepted—in the Trojans’ win over Stockbridge.

Yet, the two teams advanced and will meet at Marist on Friday in a rematch of last season’s five-overtime playoff thriller.

The War Eagles rushed for 429 yards, led by quarterback Chase Martenson’s 162 and four touchdowns, and reached the semifinals for the 11th time under coach Alan Chadwick. Marist had an 11-minute advantage in time of possession and did not punt.

The Trojans weren’t nearly as prolific in their quarterfinal win at Stockbridge, finishing with just 195 yards of offense, but made enough plays to advance to the semifinals for the second time under coach Rayvan Teague.

Marist beat Carrollton, 43-37, in five overtimes in the second round of last season’s playoffs. The War Eagle are 50-2 at home in the playoffs since 1987.

Stepping …

Top four ranked teams make it to final four

Written by GHSF Daily on . Posted in 5ABlog, High School Sports

There may have been a minor upset or two along the way, but the Class AAAAA playoffs have gone according to form in that the top four teams in the final regular-season poll are the four teams still standing for next weekend’s semifinals.

Top-ranked Tucker reached the semifinals for the fifth time in seven years with a 29-0 victory over Ware County. No. 2 Kell set a school record for victories in a season and advanced to the first semifinal in the program’s 11-year history by knocking off Warner Robins 52-28. No. 3 Gainesville is one step closer to defending its 2012 state title after beating Mundy’s Mill 42-28. And No. 4 Creekside advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 2000 by beating North Paulding 41-14. All four were region champions.

Tucker, Kell and Creekside are 13-0. The only other classification with three undefeated semifinalists is the Class A private-school bracket, where Aquinas and Mount Pisgah Christian are 12-0 and Eagle’s Landing Christian …

Buford, Washington Co. pass tests … Callaway, Ringgold next

Written by Stan Awtrey on . Posted in 3ABlog, High School Sports

No. 1 Buford and No. 3 Washington County have been on a collision course for the Georgia Dome since the playoff brackets were released. But Callaway and Ringgold are still alive and would like nothing more than to throw a wrench into those plans.

Buford (13-0) won the coin flip and will host No. 5 Callaway (12-1) in one semifinal, while Washington County (12-0) will host Ringgold (11-2) in the other. The winners will meet for the title at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 at the Georgia Dome.

Buford overpowered No. 4 Carver Columbus 36-6, while Callaway eliminated St. Pius 35-21. Washington County had a big second half and eliminated No. 10 Blessed Trinity, 46-17, while Ringgold avenged an earlier loss to Central Carroll with a 35-10 victory in a quarterfinal matchup between two unranked teams.

Buford 36, Carver Columbus 6: Few teams can commit four turnovers and a win a game. But Buford did it against Carver and beat the Tigers for the fourth straight time. The Wolves did it with defense, …

Class A Blog: Down to the Final Four

Written by S. Thomas Coleman on . Posted in 1ABlog, A, Football, High School Sports

By S. Thomas Coleman For the AJC

We’re down to the final four on the public and private sides, after Friday night’s outcomes:

PUBLIC

Upper Bracket

No. 9 Charlton County 42, No. 1 Seminole County 0. Who saw this coming? Charlton County (8-4) raced to a 21-0 halftime lead – on 57-yard touchdown run by Andrew Lee and touchdown receptions of 31 and 50 yards by Julian Roberts and Curtis Nixon, respectively – and never looked back en route to stunning previously unbeaten Seminole County (11-1). Charlton County’s defense held Seminole County’s vaunted wing-T offense, which rolled up 400 yards in last week’s first round win over No. 16 seed Wilkinson County, to just two first downs, according to the Albany Herald.

No. 4 Irwin County 56, No. 5 Johnson County 26. Irwin County advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 1997, and didn’t need to complete a pass to do so. According to the Tifton Gazette. Irwin County (10-1-1) rushed for more than 500 yards and led 28-0 at halftime …

AA blog: What we learned Friday

Written by Adam Krohn on . Posted in 2ABlog, High School Sports

Here’s what we learned Friday in Class AA:Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.

  • And then there were four. The Lamar County Trojans, Benedictine Cadets, Lovett Lions and Brooks County Trojans have reached the semifinals.
  • Lamar County – the state’s top-ranked team – pulled away from defending state-champion Jefferson 35-24. The Trojans (13-0) are in the semifinals for the second year in a row. They’ll face the also-undefeated Cadets. The Trojans are coached by Franklin Stephens, who looks to repeat history by delivering the first state title to a program in his second season of coaching them. In his second year at Tucker, he led the Tigers to a Class AAAA title in 2008. He coached them to a second title in 2011, then departed for Lamar County the following season.
  • The Cadets (13-0) are also in the semifinals for the first time in school history. They beat Calhoun 35-14 to continue an impressive …

Semifinals coin-flip results

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By Craig Sager II

Score Atlanta

Six out of Georgia’s 14 semifinal games flipped coins for home-field this weekend. In Class AAAAAA, there is an unusual No. 3 vs. No. 3 matchup with North Gwinnett and McEachern that required a flip. Neither team had much of a chance for hosting a playoff game this year as a No. 3 seed. McEachern won the toss is guaranteed a home game for the first time these playoffs.

Class AAAAA houses a semifinals field of four No. 1 seeds and three of the states’ remaining unbeaten teams. Creekside won its flip with Kell while Tucker won its toss with Gainesville. Creekside is the only team that has played a road game this postseason, a 41-14 rout over North Paulding on Friday.

Class AAAA is already set with top seeds Marist and Griffin hosting Carrollton and Wayne County, respectively.

In Class AAA, No. 1 Buford and No. 1 Callaway had a deciding toss on Saturday for the approximately 103 miles that separates these two schools. Top ranked Buford won the toss …

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