Region champions make up 29 of the 32 semifinal teams this season. That’s the highest percentage of region champs advancing to the final four since the GHSA expanded the playoffs to 32 teams per classification in 1996. In 2015, only 18 of 28 semifinal teams were region champions, and three non-region winners went on to win state titles. The wackiest year was 2006, when 11 of 20 semifinal teams did not win their regions, and Georgia got its first state champion that was a No. 4 seed. Who was the No. 4 seed to win a state title in 2006? Who were the three non-region champions to win state titles in 2015? And who are the three non-region champions still playing this season? (Answer Monday)
Answer to Thursday’s question: Joe Scelfo, the ACC offensive lineman of the week, played at North Oconee, where he was a three-year starter and first-team all-state pick in 2011.
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