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 Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Venues changed for two semifinal games
Two semifinal games were moved to other venues Tuesday because of stadiums that did not meet the GHSA's minimum permanent-seating requirements.
The Westlake-Roswell game, originally slated for Westlake Stadium in south Fulton County, will be played at the neutral Lakewood Stadium south of downtown Atlanta because neither Fulton County school can meet the required 6,000 seats for a Class AAAAAAA semifinal.
Lakewood Stadium, which seats about 10,000, is a home field for Atlanta Public Schools. It is about 30 miles from Roswell and 15 from Westlake.
The Jefferson-Thomson game, originally set for Jefferson, will go to Thomson's Brickyard, which seats about 4,400. The requirement in AAAA is 4,000.
The requirements have been in place for this playoff round since the semifinals moved out of the Georgia Dome and back to high school fields in 2008. They existed for other rounds prior to that.
In both cases, the original home team was decided by a coin flip, as all four teams are seeded No. 1 from their regions. Home teams are 26-15 in the semifinals since 2008 when two No. 1 seeds meet.
Both games will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Semifinal Previews
3Class AAAAA
Stockbridge at Rome
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Barron Stadium, Rome
Records, rankings: Stockbridge is 13-0, the No. 1 seed from Region 5-AAAAA and No. 2; Rome is 11-2, the No. 1 seed from 7-AAAAA and No. 4.
Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
Things to know: The winner will be in a state championship game for the first time. Rome lost in the semifinals in 2008 to Marist. Stockbridge lost in the semis in 2014 to Mays. Rome has two 1,000-yard rushers - Jamious Griffin (1,264) and Jalynn Sykes (1,092) - although Sykes missed the first two playoff rounds with an injury. Sophomore QB Knox Kadum has thrown for 1,626 yards and 15 touchdowns.  Stockbridge is a run-based team. Jalen Holston has rushed for 1,378 yards, but QB Kendrick Duncan, fully healthy for the first time in a month, rushed for 105 in a 41-34 victory over Griffin last week. The game will be a showcase for two blue-chip junior defensive ends. Rome's Adam Anderson (6-5, 230) has 29 tackles for losses and six sacks. Stockbridge's Brenton Cox (6-4, 235) has 16 sacks and another 6.5 tackles for losses.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Rome by 3
Kell at Buford
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Tom Riden Stadium, Buford
Records, rankings: Kell is 11-2, the No. 3 seed from Region 7-AAAAA and No. 5; Buford is 12-1, the No. 1 seed from 8-AAAAA and No. 1.
Last meeting: This is the teams' first meeting.
Things to know: Kell is the only No. 3 (or lower) seed remaining in the playoffs, although the Longhorns tied for first place in Region 7 and defeated region champion and fellow semifinalist Rome 33-30. Kell's most outstanding player is LB Solon Page, a Tennessee commit with 111 solo tackles, 22 for losses. John Lampley has thrown for 1,906 yards and 16 touchdowns. Josiah Futral has rushed for 1,105 yards. DL Ismail Dabdoub, listed at only 5 feet 7 inches, has 10 sacks.  Buford could have the best pair of junior running backs in the state. Anthony Grant has more than 1,400 yards rushing, and Chris Turner has 943 - including a career-high 276 last week in a 34-27 win over Carrollton. They run behind a line with three college-bound seniors - Connor Mills (East Carolina), Dean Powell (Army) and Tyler Thurmond (West Virginia). OL/DL Powell and RB/LB Grant are prominent on defense, as well.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Buford by 8
Class AAAA
Mary Persons at Cartersville
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Weinman Stadium, Cartersville
Records, rankings: Mary Persons is 11-2, the No. 1 seed from Region 2-AAAA and No. 7; Cartersville is 13-0, the No. 1 seed from 5-AAAA and No. 1.
Last meeting: Cartersville won 21-17 in the 1991 Class AA semifinals.
Things to know: Mary Persons is in the semifinals for the first time since 1998 and 10th time overall. The Bulldogs run the ball about 73 percent of the time and average 228.1 yards per game on the ground. Zach Harvey is the leading rusher with 1,395 yards and 24 touchdowns on 228 carries, but sophomore Quen Wilson has come alive in the playoffs with 503 yards (866 for the season), including 152 in a 28-27 victory over Blessed Trinity last week. Defending state champion Cartersville has won 28 consecutive games, only one of which was decided by less than 10 points. The Purple Hurricanes pass the ball about 67 percent of the time, led by QB Trevor Lawrence, the nation's No. 1 recruit among juniors. Lawrence is 220-of-349 passing for 3,450 yards and 45 touchdowns. He threw for 197 yards and one TD in a 26-15 win over Woodward Academy last week.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Cartersville by 24
Jefferson at Thomson
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, The Brickyard, Thomson
Records, rankings: Jefferson is 12-1, the No. 1 seed from Region 8-AAAA and No. 4; Thomson is 13-0, the No. 1 seed from 3-AAAA and No. 2.
Last meeting: Thomson won 42-20 on Sept. 2.
Things to know: Thomson's victory over Jefferson in the regular season was the teams' first meeting since 1963 in a series that Thomson leads 7-2-2. Jefferson was trailed 28-20 with 4:54 remaining, but Thomson returned an onside kick for a touchdown and pulled away. Both teams prefer to run the ball - Thomson averages 319.2 yards per game rushing and 108.2 passing, and Jefferson averages 231.2 rushing and 76.3 passing. Thomson ran for a season-low 192 yards against Jefferson, and the Dragons finished with 127, their second-lowest total of the season. Mike Thomas is Thomson's leading rusher with 2,143 yards, including 193 in a 30-7 victory over Spalding last week. Bubba Murray has 931 yards. They have combined for 39 touchdowns on the ground. QB Mills Ridings is 83-of-124 passing for 1,279 yards with 13 TDs. Colby Wood leads Jefferson with 1,534 rushing yards, and Zack Boobas and Colby Clark have combined for another 1,184.
Maxwell Ratings' projection: Thomson by 11

Coming Thursday: Classes AAA and AA

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Playoff Scores, Pairings
Roswell 42, North Cobb 21
Westlake 24, Lowndes 21
Grayson 49, Colquitt Co. 21
Mill Creek 31, McEachern 28
Roswell vs. Westlake (L)
Mill Creek at Grayson
Tucker 28, Mays 21
Northside, W.R. 42, Glynn Acd. 20
Valdosta 31, Stephenson 21
Dalton 30, Coffee 28
Northside, W. Robins at Tucker (HS)
Valdosta at Dalton
Stockbridge 41, Griffin 34
Rome 42, Ware Co. 13
Buford 34, Carrollton 27
Kell 52, Woodland, Stockbridge 29
Stockbridge at Rome
Kell at Buford
Class AAAA
Cartersville 26, Woodward Acd. 15
Mary Persons 28, Blessed Trinity 27
Jefferson 17, Cairo 13
Thomson 30, Spalding 7
Mary Persons at Cartersville
Jefferson at Thomson
Class AAA
Peach Co. 27, Westminster 17
GAC 44, Liberty Co. 38
Crisp Co. 56, Pierce Co. 21
Cedar Grove 47, Calhoun 21
GAC at Peach Co.
Cedar Grove at Crisp Co.
Class AA
Callaway 35, Screven Co. 34
Benedictine 51, Pepperell 13
Fitzgerald 35, Rabun Co. 16
Hapeville 30, Chattooga 21
Callaway at Benedictine
Hapeville at Fitzgerald
Class A (public)
Macon Co. 28, Manchester 14
ECI 44, Irwin Co. 25
Clinch Co. 44, Commerce 0
McIntosh Co. 39, Greene Co. 22
Emanuel Co. Institute at Macon Co.
McIntosh Co. Academy at Clinch Co.
Class A (private)
ELCA 35, Wesleyan 13
Tattnall Square 28, Calvary Day 14
Prince Avenue 27, Landmark 10
Fellowship Christ. 45, Mt. Paran 13
Tattnall Square at ELCA
Fellowship Christ. at Prince Avenue
Four Questions
2GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We'll report from a different head coach each day.
Gordon Powers, Model
1. What is the most memorable game you've been a part of as a player or coach? "My most memorable game as a player was at Austin Peay in 1977, clinching the OVC championship in our last game vs. East Tennessee. I made an interception on the last play of the game. Sid Fritts at Elbert County, Mark Daniel at Rutland and Andy McCollum at Georgia Tech were very good players on that team."
2. Which high school coach would you want your son to play for, and why? "So many coaches have influenced my life. Makes it hard to pick one. The three teammates mentioned above would be on my list. All three of my sons played for me. I wished they could have played for my dad. Their grandfather was a very successful coach in high school and later at Alabama with Bear Bryant. Stan Gann, the former coach at Northside Warner Robins, would be a great choice. Also, Danny Wiseman, who I took over for at Model in 2003, is a man with almost zero ego and has a great temperament and skill communicating with young men." [Gordon's father, Clayton Powers, was an Alabama assistant coach under from 1966 to 1970. Gordon Powers owns one of Bryant's houndstooth hats, a gift from his father, and his middle name is Bryant.]
3. What is your pet peeve as a coach or favorite saying/motto? "Our motto at Model has been 'No Fear.' It means play loose, all out, not worrying about mistakes, playing ahead, not looking back. Fear can prevent you from doing what should be done, on and off the field."
4. Which GHSA policy or high school football rule would you most like to see changed? "I would like the GHSA to be able to enforce many of the rules by using investigators, maybe retired coaches, to go observe reported illegal practices, recruiting, transfers, etc. I think it would really slow down the desire to break a rule if you know someone was watching and checking."
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All-Region Teams
Please send all-region teams to GHSF Daily at We will publish any team that we receive. GHSF Daily encourages those selecting and providing all-region teams to include each player's year in school. All-region players who are recognized as underclassmen have a better chance of being recruited and getting recognition on preseason all-area or all-state teams in 2017.
Player of the year: QB Trevor Lawrence, Cartersville, Jr.
Offensive player of the year: QB Jadon Walker, Chapel Hill, Sr.
Defensive player of the year: DL Torrian Scrutchins, Cartersville, Sr.
Ironman Award (Two-way player of the year): LB/WR Avery Showell, Cartersville, Sr.
Special teams player of the year: PK Jonathan Cruz, Cartersville, Jr.
First-team offense
QB - Bryant Walker, Sandy Creek, Jr.
RB - Cam Russell, Troup, Sr.
RB - Jaelen Greene, Sandy Creek, Sr.
WR - Antoine Jefferson, Cartersville, Sr.
WR - Jamari Thrash, LaGrange, So.
WR - Javan Hawes, Sandy Creek, Sr.
WR - Kobe Hudson, Troup, Fr.
TE - Parker Mallett, Sandy Creek, Sr.
OL - Coy Tedescucci, LaGrange, Sr.
OL - Dalen Curtis, Cartersville, Sr.
OL - Jovante Williams, Cedartown, Sr.
OL - Nick Root, Cartersville, Jr.
OL - Savon Simmons, Sandy Creek, Sr.
First-team defense
DL - Brandon Wade, Cartersville, Sr.
DL - Colby Warrior, Sandy Creek, Sr.
DL - Darian Poellnitz, Cartersville, Jr.
DL - King Mwikuta, Troup, So.
LB - Kevin Martin, Troup, So.
LB - Sean Holton, Cartersville, Sr.
LB - TJ Peavy, Sandy Creek, Jr.
LB - Trevor Lowe, Cartersville, Sr.
DB - Mychael Jenkins, Sandy Creek, Sr.
DB - Trase Fezzia, Cartersville, Sr.
DB - Trey Creamer, Cartersville, Sr.
DB - Xavier Coaxum, Cartersville, Sr.
First-team specialists
P - Marat Rosencrants, LaGrange, Sr.
PK - Carson Wreyford, Troup, Jr.
RET - Drezyn Parson, Sandy Creek, Sr.
Second-team offense
QB - Montez Crowe, Troup, Jr.
RB - Tony Mathis, Cedartown, So.
RB - Tyre Shelton, Chapel Hill, Jr.
WR - EJ Turner, Cartersville, Jr.
WR - J'Kobe Orr, Cartersville, Jr.
WR - Kaleb Slaughter, Cartersville, Sr.
WR - Ken Truitt, Troup, Sr.
TE - Andy Boykin, LaGrange, Fr.
TE - Kenley Bridwell, Troup, Jr.
OL - Bryce Wilkins, Cartersville, Jr.
OL - Keden Taylor, Central (Carrollton), Jr.
OL - Keshawn Cameron, Troup, So.
OL - Sam Barczak, Sandy Creek, Jr.
OL - Seth Adams, Troup, Jr.
Second-team defense
DL - Cruz Rodriguez, Cedartown, Jr.
DL - Jermaine Anderson, Chapel Hill, Jr.
DL - Jonathan Olajubutu, LaGrange, Sr.
DL - Nate Brown, Sandy Creek, Sr.
LB - Dylan Galm, Chapel Hill, Sr.
LB - Jacoris Willis, Troup, So.
LB - Nyvin Nelson, Cartersville, Jr.
LB - Rick Dyer, Central (Carrollton), Sr.
DB - Cord Grissom, LaGrange, Sr.
DB - Datren Bray, Chapel Hill, Sr.
DB - Keshon Kent, Cedartown, Jr.
DB - Macenta Stafford, Troup, Jr.
Honorable mention: QB LaPerion Perry, LaGrange, Sr.; QB Trevon Wofford, Cedartown, Jr.; RB Amad Ogletree, LaGrange, Sr.; RB Marvin Hubbard, Sandy Creek, Sr.; WR Bo Russell, LaGrange, Jr.; WR Braxton Edge, Central (Carrollton), So.; WR Joseph Gibbons, Cedartown, Jr.; WR TJ Horton, Cartersville, Jr.; OL Alex Corrigan, Cartersville, Jr.; OL Cole Neely, Sandy Creek, Sr.; OL Demetrious Winters, Cartersville, Jr.; OL Mike Sims, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill.; OL Nyquavous Diamond, Cedartown, Jr.; OL Tyrase Thornton, LaGrange, Jr.; DL Jarred Lane, Troup, Sr.; DL Lamarcus Brown, LaGrange, Sr.; DL Latarius Claxton, Chapel Hill, Sr.; DL Marqivous Slaughter, Central (Carrollton), Sr.; DL Nick Fulwider, Sandy Creek, Sr.; DL Taylor Hodge, Sandy Creek, Sr.; LB Dakota Mason, Cedartown, Jr.; LB Demetrius Worth, Sandy Creek, Sr.; LB Herbert Washington, Sandy Creek, Sr.; LB Nick Lyons, Troup, So.; DB Brian Branch, Sandy Creek, Fr.; DB Chanse Hill, Troup, Sr.; DB Herbert Washington, Sandy Creek, Sr.; DB Issac Appling, Sandy Creek, Sr.; DB Quan Neal, Cedartown, Sr.; DB Tajai Owens, Chapel Hill, Sr.; DB Xavier Vaughn, Central (Carrollton), Sr.
Coach of the year: Jason Strickland, Fitzgerald
Player of the year: RB J.D. King, Fitzgerald, Sr.
Offensive player of year: QB James Graham, Fitzgerald, Jr.
Defensive player of year: DB Charlie Thomas, Thomasville, Jr.
Special teams player of year: PK Carl Blackmore, Thomasville, Jr.
QB - JT Rice, Thomasville, Jr.
RB - Jonathan White, Brooks County, Jr.
RB - Tan Gelin, Thomasville, So.
RB - Damien Devine, Fitzgerald, So.
RB - Ethan Gordon, Fitzgerald, So.
FB - Zack Nelson, Berrien, Sr.
TE - Lecitus Smith, Fitzgerald, Sr.
WR - Kahlil Humphries, Brooks County, Jr.
WR - Tori Sapp, Thomasville, Sr.
WR - Kameron Peterson, Albany, Sr.
WR - Montreil Harris, Fitzgerald, Jr.
WR - Deion Fountain, Brooks County, So.
C - Thomas Rayburn, Thomasville, Sr.
C - Austin Lassiter, Berrien, Jr.
C - Kobe Burch, Fitzgerald, Sr.
G - Jason Poe, Fitzgerald, Sr.
G - Javonte McGriff, Thomasville, So.
G - Jake Cooper, Early County, Sr.
T - Ryan Wade, Brooks County, Sr.
T - Khalil Frazier, Thomasville, Sr.
T - Anthony Daniels, Brooks County, So.
T - Carl Smith, Fitzgerald, Sr.
DE - Tim Allen, Albany, Sr.
DE - Marlon Jackson, Fitzgerald, Jr.
DE - Tae Gray, Brooks County, So.
DL - T.J. Bryant, Berrien, Sr.
DL - Jerrell Woodson, Brooks County, Jr.
DL - Kierron Smith, Fitzgerald, Jr.
DL - Johnny Young, Thomasville, Sr.
NG - Avery Alexander, Early County, Sr.
NG - Anthony Ransey, Fitzgerald, Sr.
ILB - Rhyjon Holden, Brooks County, Jr.
ILB - Donterrious Milsap, Fitzgerald, Jr.
ILB - Jeremiah Powell, Thomasville, So.
OLB - Cam Harris, Thomasville, Sr.
OLB - Alex Dawson, Albany, Sr.
OLB - Quinton Jones, Thomasville, Jr.
S - Josh Relifor, Fitzgerald, Sr.
S - Antonio Perry, Fitzgerald, Sr.
S - Willie Bradshaw, Thomasville, Sr.
CB - Willie Ross, Fitzgerald, Sr.
CB - Karey Lee, Thomasville, So.
CB - Quay Harper, Fitzgerald, Jr.
ATH - John Flood, Albany, Sr.
ATH - Tyler Wimberly, Early County, Sr.
ATH - Taylor Wimberly, Early County, Sr.
Special teams
PK - Christian Faulkner, Berrien, Sr.
P - Garrett Poole, Thomasville, Jr.
Player of the year: Lofton Tidwell, Landmark Christian, Sr.
Offensive player of the year: Banks Ramsey, Wesleyan, Jr.
Defensive player of the year: Alan Harris, Mount Vernon Presbyterian, Sr.
Special teams player of the year: Alex Usry, Eagle's Landing Christian, Sr.
Coach of the year: Wayne Dabbs, Mount Vernon Presbyterian
First-team offense
QB - Banks Ramsey, Wesleyan, Jr.
RB - Trevor Gear, Eagle's Landing Christian, Sr.
RB - Lofton Tidwell, Landmark Christian, Sr.
RB - Ahmir Lee, Mount Vernon Presbyterian, Sr.
WR - Harrison Cook, Wesleyan, Sr.
WR - Mykel Tubbs, Holy Innocents', Jr.
WR - Sean Queen, Eagle's Landing Christian, Jr.
TE - Tyler Hill, Our Lady of Mercy, Jr.
OL - Benjamin Maitski, Holy Innocents', Sr.
OL - Zach Jones, Eagle's Landing Christian, Jr.
OL - Martin Yates, Eagle's Landing Christian, Jr.
OL - Al Hogan, Landmark Christian, Jr.
OL - Kyle Carrera, Landmark Christian, Jr.
K - Alex Usry, Eagle's Landing Christian, Sr.
First-team defense
DL - Sam Gottlich, Wesleyan, Sr.
DL - Edward Verdree, Holy Innocents', Sr.
DL - Kenny Terry, Landmark Christian, Sr.
DL - Harrison Taylor, Eagle's Landing Christian, Sr.
LB - George Shockley, Eagle's Landing Christian, Jr.
LB - Alan Harris, Mount Vernon Presbyterian, Sr.
LB - John Morris, Wesleyan, Sr.
DB - Tre Douglas, Eagle's Landing Christian, Jr.
DB - Joey Blount, Landmark Christian, Sr.
DB - Nick Toomer, Landmark Christian, So.
DB - George Haynes, Our Lady of Mercy, Sr.
P - Alfredo Granier, Holy Innocents', Sr.
Second-team offense
QB - Branden Rush, Eagle's Landing Christian, So.
RB - Austin Douglas, Mount Vernon Presbyterian, So.
RB - Dalton Colburn, Landmark Christian, Fr.
RB - Asher Spivey, Holy Innocents', So.
WR - Grant Frerking, Wesleyan, Sr.
WR - Demetrius Knight, Strong Rock, So.
WR - Justin Menard, Eagle's Landing Christian, So.
TE - Jordan Mitchell, Strong Rock, Fr.
OL - Jalen Moore, Our Lady of Mercy, So.
OL - Griffin Westbrook, Mount Vernon Presbyterian, Sr.
OL - Daniel O'Sullivan, Wesleyan, Jr.
OL - Greyson Korta, Landmark Christian, Jr.
OL - Michael Payne, Wesleyan, Sr.
K - Mateo Rengifo, Wesleyan, Jr.
Second-team defense
DL - Robert Chery, Our Lady of Mercy, Sr.
DL - Tommy Stupek, Mount Vernon Presbyterian, Sr.
DL - Dylan Gabrielson, Landmark Christian, Sr.
DL - Caleb Dallas, Eagle's Landing Christian, Jr.
LB - Jonathan Youngblood, Eagle's Landing Christian, So.
LB - Seth Thompson, Strong Rock, Sr.
LB - Ryan Weed, Wesleyan, Sr.
DB - Josh Newton, Strong Rock, So.
DB - Brandon Stone, Landmark Christian, Sr.
DB - Jason McCleskey, Wesleyan, Sr.
DB - Cameron Browning, Our Lady of Mercy, Jr.
P - Zach Peterson, Wesleyan, Jr.
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Buford won its 30th 
consecutive home playoff game last week, which established a state record. The record entering the season was held by Marist, which won 28 straight from 1996 to 2010. Calhoun and Buford broke the record in the second round this year, each winning their 29th straight home playoff game. Buford won No. 30 in a 34-27 victory over Carrollton, while Calhoun's streak was ended by Cedar Grove. Here are the longest home playoff winning streaks in history.
30 - Buford (2007-2016)
29 - Calhoun (2008-2016)
28 - Marist (1996-2010)
27 - Thomas County Central (1987-2006)
20 - Parkview (1995-2003)
19 - Valdosta (1988-1996)
19 - Washington County (2002-2014)
18 - Marist (1987-1994)
18 - Thomson (1954-1992)
17 - Lowndes (2003-2010)
16 - Buford (1999-2004)
16 - Northside, WR (1985-2001)
15 - Lincoln County (1984-1988)
15 - Lincoln County (2004-2009)
15 - Sandy Creek (2009-2013)
15 - Valdosta (1952-1969)
15 - West Rome (1976-1985)
14 - Cedartown (1982-2000)
14 - Clarke Central (1983-1989)
14 - Northside, WR (2005-2009)
14 - Washington County (1982-1997)
13 - Charlton Co. (1996-2002)
13 - Palmetto (1981-1987)
13 - Woodward Academy (2003-2016)
12 - Americus (2000-2003)
12 - Brookwood (1994-2000)
12 - Colquitt Co. (1993-1999)
12 - Commerce (1997-2004)
12 - LaGrange (2001-2006)
12 - Manchester (1994-1998)
12 - Savannah Christian (2007-2016)
11 - Burke County (2008-2013)
11 - Carrollton (1992-1997)
11 - Charlton Co. (2003-2007)
11 - Clinch County (2001-2005)
11 - Colquitt County (2010-2016)
11 - Lincoln County (1989-1991)
11 - Lovett (1992-1996)
11 - R.E. Lee (1986-1990)
11 - Worth County (1986-1989)
10 - Allatoona (2011-2015)
10 - Camden Co. (2002-2005)
10 - Camden Co. (2007-2010)
10 - Greene County (1991-2016)
10 - Josey (1994-1999)
10 - North Hall (2006-2012)
10 - Peach County (2009-2013)
10 - St. Pius (2012-2015)
10 - Tucker (2011-2014)
10 - Valdosta (1984-1987)
10 - Ware County (2009-2014)
10 - Wash.-Wilkes (2000-2006)
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Buford set a state record with its 30th consecutive home playoff victory last week against Carrollton. The Wolves actually have won 50 straight home playoff games dating to 1996 when not playing a certain school in 2004, 2005, 2006. Which school won playoff games at Buford three straight years? (Answer Thursday)
Answer to Tuesday's question: The five semifinal teams with new head coaches are Westlake (Kareem Reid), Grayson (Jeff Herron), Valdosta (Alan Rodemaker), Prince Avenue Christian (Greg Vandagriff) and Tattnall Square (Chance Jones).
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