Sensational junior quarterback Deshaun Watson and high-scoring Gainesville will meet surprise finalist Ware County next week at the Georgia Dome in the Class AAAAA state finals. See how they advanced below in our semifinals recaps. Also, check out how the other classes played out Friday night.
The semifinals are set after an exciting night of football. The Elite Eight saw Camden County fall to Norcross, Marist eliminate Stockbridge, Gainesville's DeShaun Watson put up unbelievable numbers once again and Tucker lose a heart-breaker to Northside-Warner Robins. See our recaps below for information on these games and more.
The first round of the playoffs tonight centered around upsets involving Gwinnett and Cobb County teams. In one of the biggest upsets in the state tonight, Brookwood went to No. 2 Lassiter and handed the Trojans their first loss of the season in overtime. No. 4 seed Mill Creek traveled to north Fulton and upset Alpharetta with a last-second field goal, while Parkview traveled to east Cobb and beat Walton in overtime.
The Georgia Department of Transportation says it has awarded $73.7 million in contracts for road improvements across the state. Among the projects: a new interchange on Interstate 75 south of Calhoun in Gordon County, replacing the Broad Avenue Bridge in Albany, and widening two miles of S.R. 347 near Lake Lanier in Hall County.
In a Class AAAA second-round playoff game, the three-time defending state champion Wolverines cruised to an easy 79-29 win over visiting Loganville. “It was a great defensive performance, and then some,” said Wolverines coach Sharman White.