If you’re playing football in December, you’ve probably had yourself a good season. And a multitude of metro Atlanta programs are still playing. For some, a trip this deep into the playoffs is the norm, for others, it’s a rare occasion.
In this week's edition of the top 44 senior football players in Georgia, the effects of playoff losses are being felt. North Gwinnett's Brandon McGowan and White County's Ashely Lowery have been replaced by Lowndes' Troy Braswell and Collins Hill's Jeff Glover, who each had sensational games last week in the quarterfinals.
Despite Mill Creek's loss at Colquitt County, Collins Hill and Grayson defeated Region 1 foes on the road tonight to give Gwinnett a 2-1 edge in the quarterfinals tonight over their South Georgia rivals. Brookwood also won, defeating Cobb County upstart Hillgrove 45-35. In Single-A, Wesleyan got revenge on Wilcox County, who eliminated the Wolves last season.
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In a night of shocking upsets, several ranked teams saw their seasons come to end, including No. 1 Camden County and No. 2 North Gwinnett. Chattahoochee and Colquitt County each won wild games featuring hundreds of offensive yards and scores of points.
The undefeated and fourth-ranked Carrollton Trojans play host to the St. Pius X Golden Lions, the No. 3 seed from Region 5 of Class 3A. The Lions (9-2) outlasted Allatoona last week 24-17 after leading 21-0. St. Pius X is known for its ground-oriented triple-option attack from the veer formation.
This season there have been a lot of feel good stories across the landscape of high school football. Lambert and Allatoona both made the playoffs in their first season playing a region schedule. With the success of all these up and coming schools, the Hillgrove Hawks have been somewhat flying under the radar for most of the season.
Greg McElroy completed 12 of 13 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns and No. 10 Alabama routed fledgling Georgia State 63-7 on Thursday night.
The Atlanta Braves have made a trade to bolster its offense. The team has acquired power-hitting and All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla from the Florida Marlins. In return, the Braves give up All-Star utility player Omar Infante, and young pitcher Mike Dunn.
Students at Kennesaw State University have voted to support a fee that would pay for a football program at the university.