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Tift County 31, Hillgrove 24

11:55 pm Nov. 17, 2017

Tift County overcame terrible field position in the first half to take the lead in its second-round Class AAAAAAA playoff game Friday at Hillgrove.

The Blue Devils had less ground to cover in the second half and built a 31-14 lead before holding on for a 31-24 victory and advancing to the state quarterfinals for the first time since 2006.

Tift County (11-1), the second seed from Region 1, will travel to

Starr’s Mill 49, Bainbridge 28

10:55 pm Nov. 17, 2017

The big question for Starr’s Mill Friday night was whether they could slow down Bainbridge superstar running back Dameon Pierce.

The answer was not really, but the Starr’s Mill’s offense, which scored on four of five first-half possessions, neutralized Pierce’s impact in a 49-28 win over visiting Bainbridge in the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs.

Nick Brown rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns and Ryan Cockes returned

Model’s Powers, North Paulding’s Jones announce retirements

7:50 am Nov. 17, 2017

Longtime coaches Gordon Powers of Model and Scott Jones of North Paulding announced their retirements this week.

Powers retired on Thursday after nearly 40 years on high school football sidelines. He led Model to five consecutive playoff appearances (2012-16) after inheriting a team that went 1-9 the season before. In previous jobs, Powers had reached state championship games four times in previous jobs, twice at Westfield School in Perry and twice

Four Questions with Model’s Gordon Powers

7:20 am Nov. 17, 2017

GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We’ll report from a different head coach each day.

Gordon Powers, Model

1. What is the real difference-maker in winning and losing in Georgia high school

By-the-numbers look at the final 16 teams

1:56 pm Nov. 16, 2017

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs, which will be played Friday and cut the field to the final eight teams.

*52 – Rushing attempts by Allatoona in its 27-7

Four Questions with Americus-Sumter coach Erik Soliday

7:15 am Nov. 15, 2017

GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We’ll report from a different head coach each day.

Erik Soliday, Americus-Sumter

1. What is the real difference-maker in winning and losing in Georgia high school