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7A review: Meadowcreek gets historic win, playoff berth

12:15 am Oct. 21, 2017

Meadowcreek – for years the undisputed worst football program in the highest classification – is in the playoffs for the first time since 1988.

The dream came true Friday when the Mustangs defeated Central Gwinnett 41-34 in a Region 7-AAAAAAA road game. Meadowcreek had been 0-17 against Central, its Gwinnett County rival.

There’s nothing cheap about Meadowcreek’s accomplishment. The region is solid, and so is Central (5-4, 2-3), a team led by

Walton 42, Lassiter 19

11:40 pm Oct. 20, 2017

When Walton lost starting quarterback Austin Kirksey to an injury with just over eight minutes remaining in the third quarter, the game was still very much in doubt. Visiting Lassiter was still within one possession, and its offense was regularly starting its drives in or near Raiders territory.

A stellar defensive effort and a breakout second half on the ground by running back D.J. Soyoye, however, was more than enough to

Friday night roundup: FINAL

10:43 pm Oct. 20, 2017

BY SCORE ATLANTA

CLASS AAAAAAA

Campbell 35, Wheeler 23

The home team Spartans got the first of two Coby Deprill touchdowns in the first half and held a 21-16 halftime lead. Wheeler held a brief third-quarter lead at 23-21, but Campbell scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the first of which a Tavion Jackson run from 30 yards out. Late in the game, senior running back Kaleb Bailey converted a third-and-1 to seal the victory,

Harrison 28, Dalton 26

11:57 pm Oct. 19, 2017

Harrison moved into sole possession of first place in Region 6-AAAAAA with a 28-26 victory over Dalton, but the Hoyas potentially suffered a big loss in the process.

Quarterback Justin Fields, the nation’s top-rated senior prospect

7A preview: Three winners Friday will be alone at the top of their region

10:30 am Oct. 19, 2017

Three games in Class AAAAAAA this week are for first place and match teams that are unbeaten in region play.

Those are Westlake-Newnan (R2), South Forsyth-North Forsyth (R5) and Brookwood-Parkview (R7). Westlake and South Forsyth are comfortably favored in their games, while Brookwood-Parkview is closer to a tossup.

Three other games match undefeated teams vs. one-loss teams in region play. Those are Colquitt County-Tift County (R1), North Paulding-McEachern (R3), Walton-Lassiter (R4).

Top 10 games of Week 10

7:45 am Oct. 19, 2017

Brookwood at Parkview

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Big Orange Jungle, Lilburn

Records, rankings: Brookwood is 5-2 overall, 3-0 in Region 7-AAAAAAA and No. 7; Parkview is 5-2, 3-0 and unranked.

Last meeting: Brookwood won 24-23 in overtime in 2016.

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