The final hoops rankings are out and, as you might've guessed, the No. 1 teams are all state champs. While the chalk (or favorites) ruled much of the weekend, Norcross pulled off one of the biggest upsets in state finals history by beating goliath Milton in the Class 5A boys final.
In eight semifinal games played on Thursday in Macon and Gwinnett, the winner of each game calls metro Atlanta home. Meanwhile, six teams from outside the metro area saw their seasons come to an end. In Class AA, Buford and GAC flexed their hoops muscles as each school qualified boys and girls teams into the finals.
In a night filled with exciting games, perhaps the most interesting ones were routs. Miller Grove dominated previously unbeaten Sequoyah, while Milton wiped out No. 2 Peachtree Ridge. See below for recaps of 18 of tonight’s playoff games.
Georgia Power has installed solar panels on top of power poles in Augusta, Columbus, Conley, Macon, Rome, Savannah and Valdosta. Date will be collected for 18 months. Information could help decide best solar locations.
The biggest day in college football’s offseason is just around the corner. National Signing Day will take center stage Wednesday when high school seniors can sign binding National Letters of Intent. As always, plenty of the top prospects in the state of Georgia have already made verbal commitments to their schools of choice.
Rural Democrats could become even more endangered in Georgia if two state House Democrats follow through on discussions with GOP leaders to switch parties. The Valdosta Daily Times reported House members Amy Carter and Ellis Black were considering a Republican switch following the Republican rout of Democrats at the polls earlier this month. Carter told the paper she feared Democrats had become disconnected with rural voters.
These 10 games feature some of the best matchups in the state this weekend. Georgia commitment Nick Marshall leads Class A No. 2 Wilcox County in a huge game at No. 4 Clinch County. Buford will look to rebound after a rare loss, while Lovett hosts No. 9 Callaway in Class AA. Woodstock and Kell meet in an interesting inter-classification matchup between two ranked teams and Peachtree Ridge travels to Newnan for a top 5 matchup in the state's highest classification.