Class AAAAA games in the quarterfinals

Buford head coach Jess Simpson leads the 11-1 Wolves. (Hyosub Shin/AJC)

Buford head coach Jess Simpson leads the 11-1 Wolves. (Hyosub Shin/AJC)

Championship games will be at the Georgia Dome on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10.

Class AAAAA

Rome 42, Ware County 13

Friday’s quarterfinals matchup at Barron Stadium ended with a 42-13 blowout victory for the host Rome Wolves. Last November, the roles were reversed as Ware County travelled to Rome in the second round of the playoffs and scored a 35-24 win. Rome cruised to a 21-6 lead at the half and poured onto the lead by outscoring the Gators 21-7 in the second half. The 11-2 Wolves sit a win away from matching the school record for most wins in a season.

Stockbridge 42, Griffin 34

How the game was won: Stockbridge got off to a quick start with a 21-0 lead, but the Bears surged back making the score 28-14 heading into halftime. Stockbridge scored twice in the third quarter to build upon their lead, but Griffin continued to score to make it a game in the fourth quarter and brought it within a touchdown before attempting an onside kick with 1:09 left.

Top performers: Marques Ezzard caught a 40-yard touchdown pass and ran in a 40-yard touchdown to lead Stockbridge.

Kell 52, Woodland-Stockbridge 29

How the game was won: Kell rushed for five first-half touchdowns on its way to a 31-7 halftime lead at Woodland-Stockbridge.

Top performers: Longhorns quarterback John Lampley rushed for four touchdowns and threw for one. Lampley had scoring runs of 35 and 25 yards in the first quarter and one 2-yard touchdown each in the third and fourth. He found Josh Blancato for a 40-yard TD pass in the third quarter. Kell also got rushing scores from Josiah Futral (50 yds) and Dre Houston (25 yds) in the second quarter. Noah Woghiren returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown in the final quarter for Kell.

R8 #1 Buford 34, R7 #2 Carrollton 27

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