The Gold and Green train is back on the tracks. After a one-year absence off the podium on the final weekend of the high school football season, Jess Simpson’s Wolves are back on top after a 10-3 win in the Class AAA championship game over a tenacious St. Pius X squad.
At the Class AAAAAA state volleyball semifinals Wednesday night at Chattahoochee, the favorites advanced to the finals as two-time defending champion Walton swept North Cobb 3-0 and Harrison beat Johns Creek 3-1.
Eight teams moved onto the boys state soccer finals Tuesday night as the semifinals played out around the state. See the recaps below for in-depth coverage of who advanced, how they advanced and what players played major roles.
High school coaches in Georgia have a major dilemma this time every year – provided their teams are still playing. Do we practice on Thanksgiving or not? Besides the obstacle of facing premier opponents in the quarterfinals, coaches also have to decide if or how much to work on Turkey Day. Some teams go about the week like any other while others tweak it to accommodate the week.
Fourth-seeded North Cobb upset top-seeded Camden County in a 6-2, 5-4 sweep in the first round of the state playoffs. In Game 2, the visiting Warriors needed two sacrifice flies in the bottom of the eight to win - one to tie the game and the other for the win. After giving up two runs to trail 4-2 in the bottom half of the inning, North Cobb scored on Casey Page's bunt single, followed by Rachel Bartoe and Kaitlyn Lawrence's sacrifice flies.
As more and more games are played the process of deciding who makes the cut becomes harder each week. The scale of potential vs. production is starting to tilt in the direction of production on the field, however you simply cannot ignore potential and who a player projects to be at the next level.