Quarterfinal games in Class AAAAAA

Mays is the top-ranked team in Region 5. (Branden Camp/Special to AJC)

Mays is the top-ranked team in Region 5. (Branden Camp/Special to AJC)

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


Dalton 30, Coffee 28

How the game was won: Maddox Houghton intercepted a pass with 14 seconds left to preserve a Dalton victory after the Catamounts held a 30-7 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Dalton chose to attempt a 44-yard field goal with 47 seconds left, but Ivan Mora missed, giving Coffee one last opportunity to win the game after a 2-point conversion was battled down by Nathan Moore with 2:50 remaining. The Trojans got to the Dalton 49 with 14 seconds left before Houghton sealed the game with the interception.

Top Performers: Ahmaad Tanner scored on touchdown runs of 13, 15 and 15 yards. Off a blocked punt, Matthew Howell returned the ball 27 yards for a touchdown. Ivan Mora sank a 21-yard field goal. Coffee’s comeback was caffeinated by a blocked field goal returned 75 yards for a touchdown.

Northside-Warner Robins 42, Glynn Academy 20:

Northside-Warner Robins quarterback Tobias Oliver ran in a pair of first quarter touchdowns to give the Eagles a 14-0 edge. Glynn Academy’s Deejay Dallas scrambled for an 88-yard touchdown to make it 14-7, but Marcus Jolly answered with a Northside touchdown to push the lead back to two scores (21-7). Oliver closed the half with a touchdown pass to Trayvon Willis that gave the Eagles a 28-7 lead. After a Glynn Academy touchdown to open the second half, Oliver ran in his third touchdown of the night to make it a 35-13 game. Glynn Academy chipped away at the lead with another touchdown with just five minutes left, but Tae Daley returned the ensuing onside kick for a touchdown to ice the game with a 42-20 Northside-Warner Robins lead.

Valdosta 31, Stephenson 21

How the game was won: Valdosta held on for the home win at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium after going up 31-14 three minutes into the third quarter, as Stephenson could only manage a fourth-quarter touchdown with 8:20 to play.

Top performers: Valdosta quarterback Josh Belton found J.R. Ingram for a 35-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to take an early 7-0 lead. Valdosta also scored on two trick plays, a double-reverse pass to Wesley Veal in the second quarter and a pass to Damarrias Morrow from Jayce Rogers on a toss behind the line from Belton. The Wildcats recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown late in the first half.

R4 #1 Tucker 28, R5 #1 Mays 21

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