Semifinal pairings

12:01 am Nov. 29, 2014


Friday, Dec. 5


R5 T2 Etowah at R8 T1 Archer

R4 T2 McEachern at R1 T1 Colquitt County


R6 T3 Mays at R4 T1 Stockbridge

R2 T1 Northside-Warner Robins vs. R5 T1 Allatoona

Class AAAA

R7 T1 Cartersville vs. R8 T1 Buford

R6 T1 St. Pius vs. R5 T1 Woodward Academy

Class AAA

R3 T1 Washington County vs. R4 T1 Blessed Trinity

R4 T3 Westminster at R6 T1 Calhoun

Class AA

R1 T2 Brooks County vs. R2 T2 Benedictine

R6 T1

McEachern 62, Tucker 36

11:03 pm Nov. 28, 2014

Tucker hadn’t seen a lot of effective passing offenses this season. They got an eyeful Friday night.

McEachern quarterback Bailey Hockman and receiver TJ Rahming both had huge nights, piling up big plays to lead the Indians to a 62-36 win over Tucker in the Class AAAAAA quarterfinals.

McEachern will travel to Colquitt County for a semifinal matchup next weekend. The Indians’ 62 points is the most Tucker has surrendered in a

Allatoona 24, Gainesville 17

10:44 pm Nov. 28, 2014

Allatoona relied on running back Russell Halimon, as it has done all season, in the early portion of its Class AAAAA quarterfinal Friday against Gainesville. But it was Josh Bettistea, the Buccaneers’ feature back in 2013, who made the difference against the Red Elephants.

Bettistea ran for 109 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner on a 15-yard run with 3:14 to play, as the Buccaneers rallied to beat Gainesville 24-17.


Quarterfinal roundup

10:28 pm Nov. 28, 2014


Archer is headed to the semifinals for the first time in school history,  building a 56-0 halftime lead over visiting Hillgrove and cruising to a Class AAAAAA 56-13 quarterfinals win with a running clock in the second half. Archer junior Dylan Singleton found the endzone three times in the first half and gave the Tigers’ their early 7-0 lead with an 11-yard touchdown run. Archer sophomore Jamyest Williams extended

Greater Atlanta Christian 34, Vidalia 22

10:18 pm Nov. 28, 2014

The clash of the Class AA titans never fully materialized as expected Friday night, as top-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian seized on early mistakes by No. 2 Vidalia and didn’t give the Indians a chance to recover in a 34-22 win.

The Spartans (13-0) will face Fitzgerald in the semifinals next week. A coin flip will determine the location.

GAC quickly scored the first 21 points of the game and held on from

Class A Football Blog: Quarterfinal Preview

2:08 pm Nov. 28, 2014

Private Quarterfinals
Top Bracket
No. 1 Calvary Day (11-0) vs. No. 9 Mt. Pisgah Christian (8-3).  Calvary Day of Savannah is having its best season in school history.  The Cavaliers are playing without their starting quarterback, sophomore Sal Calderon, who broke his leg in the final game of the regular season, Nov. 7.  RB/LB Robert Heyward and WR/DB AJ Keene, both seniors, are perhaps the team’s best two-way players.  Mt. Pisgah, located

Friday Night Chat Live: Down to the quarterfinals

1:01 pm Nov. 28, 2014

And then there were eight. Or 56, I guess. We’re down to the quarterfinals in the Georgia high school football playoffs. Check back this evening to find scores and discuss the games. Most of them can be found online at the NFHS Network.


*McEachern at Tucker, 7:30, GPB

On the Web

NFHS Network

The NFHS Network will present live streaming of the following games on Friday night. To view the games, click here. Note

Predictions: Expect Archer to keep Gwinnett’s title hopes alive

5:00 pm Nov. 27, 2014

Gwinnett County put four teams in the Class AAAAAA quarterfinals last year, and its teams won the past four championships in the highest classification. This year, the county’s hopes rest solely on Archer after Grayson, Dacula and Central Gwinnett were eliminated last week. Archer faces a tough test at home this week against a hot Hillgrove team that has averaged 46 points per game since a stunning loss to Harrison.

AA blog: Quarterfinal matchups

8:00 am Nov. 27, 2014

Though two weeks of the postseason, there’s been no shortage of excitement in Class AA. Briefly:

- The top four teams have all made it through and will meet Friday night in a pair of mammoth quarterfinal matchups.

-Pace Academy is piling up points and upsets, but now faces a Fitzgerald team that has one of the state’s most dynamic athletes at quarterback.

- Heard County’s record-breaking running back is putting on a