In an important Region 2-AAAAA clash Brandon Addison preserved the victory for undefeated Stephenson on the game’s final play, as the Jaguars defeated East Coweta 24-17. With East Coweta inside the Stephenson 10-yard line, Addison sacked the Indians' quarterback.
Ranked teams rolled tonight in metro Atlanta as Tucker, Hillgrove, McEachern, Walton and others dominated their outmatched foes. In some close region contests, Collins Hill edged Mill Creek while Blessed Trinity kicked a late field goal to beat Lovett.
The No. 1 Buford Wolves have won four straight state titles but have lost at least one game each of the last two years. The one loss in 2009? The Lovett Lions upset Buford that year 28-21 to end Buford’s 32-game winning streak.
One year ago, Austin Hardin kicked a 58-yard field goal with just seconds left to help Marist to a huge road victory over Southwest DeKalb. This year, the War Eagles are at home and breaking in a new quarterback in the GPB-TV game of the week.
The second week of the full slate of high school football games did not disappoint. Chattahoochee looked to get their season off on the right foot, but Lambert spoiled their season opener with a convincing win on the Cougars' home turf.
In eight semifinal games played on Thursday in Macon and Gwinnett, the winner of each game calls metro Atlanta home. Meanwhile, six teams from outside the metro area saw their seasons come to an end. In Class AA, Buford and GAC flexed their hoops muscles as each school qualified boys and girls teams into the finals.
In a night filled with exciting games, perhaps the most interesting ones were routs. Miller Grove dominated previously unbeaten Sequoyah, while Milton wiped out No. 2 Peachtree Ridge. See below for recaps of 18 of tonight’s playoff games.