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7A recap: North Gwinnett, Colquitt County take charge in second half

10:57 am Dec. 2, 2017

It’s North Gwinnett and Colquitt County.

Both won their semifinals Friday night by comfortable margins, although both games were competitive until they got away in the second half from McEachern and Brookwood, the respective losing teams.

Colquitt defeated Brookwood 31-14 after trailing 14-10 at halftime. Colquitt scored a touchdown on its first drive of the second half, then scored another touchdown on a blocked kick, and the winds had changed for

All four 7A semifinal teams opened season in Corky Kell – and three lost

6:22 am Nov. 28, 2017

There’s the temptation in mid-August to watch the Corky Kell Classic and believe it’s a definitive revelation about which teams are going to contend for the state titles, especially in the highest classification.

And it’s true that 12 teams that have played in the Corky Kell since it started in 1992 have gone on to win state championships. But it’s also interesting that two teams that lost in the Corky Kell

Gwinnett County has teams in all four quarterfinals

9:01 am Nov. 22, 2017

Tift County at Brookwood

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Brookwood Community Stadium, Snellville

Records, ranki

ngs: Tift County is 11-1, the No. 2 seed from Region 1-AAAAAAA and No. 6; Brookwood is 10-2, the No. 1 seed from 7-AAAAAAA and

7A in review: McEachern comeback stuns No. 1 Lowndes

9:16 am Nov. 18, 2017

McEachern was an unranked, 24-point underdog with a freshman quarterback who didn’t know he was starting until just before the game. The opponent was an undefeated No. 1-ranked team. The game was being played 250

7A in review: Two region champions go down in first round

10:49 pm Nov. 10, 2017

Mountain View and Marietta handily defeated No. 1 seeds on Friday in an otherwise fairly predictable first round in Class AAAAAAA.

Mountain View beat Region 5 champion South Forsyth 31-13 while Marietta beat Region 2 champ Westlake 34-7.

This is the first time that two No. 1 seeds have gone down in the first round of the highest classification since 2012, when Colquitt County beat McEachern, and Brookwood beat Lassiter.

The outcomes were

7A playoff preview: 10 observations about the first round

1:47 pm Nov. 8, 2017

The state playoffs begin Friday in the highest classification (and every other class, for that matter).

Here are 10 observations about the 32-team draw in Class AAAAAAA:

-The draw is fairly balanced overall. The top quarter has only two top-10 teams – No. 6 Tift County and No. 7 Brookwood – but Hillgrove and Milton are pretty good, too. That’s the weakest quarter, but it’s no easy road. Brookwood is probably the