Well, it's all over for now. The state football finals took place over the weekend at the Georgia Dome and the state championships have been decided. Therefore, high school football in Georgia is done for the rest of the year and the final rankings are in.
These two relatively new programs (both began in the 1990s) will face off today in downtown Atlanta, which is virtually halfway between the two schools. Both programs are having magical seasons that will remembered fondly by fans regardless of who wins today.
Appearing in the state semifinals for the first time since 1999, Chattahoochee played a game that will be remembered in Cougars lore last Friday night against Statesboro. Kicker Ammon Lakip booted a 27-yard field goal as time expired to lift Chattahoochee past the Devils 22-21.
The GHSA football playoffs reach their climax this weekend.
Ten teams across five classifications will play for state titles. Some of them are trying to cement dynasties, while others are just getting their first taste of glory.
And then there were 10. The state football semifinals are over and the field for the finals at the Georgia Dome next weekend is set. A notable upset occurred in Calhoun where the Yellow Jackets upset Class AA No. 1 Carver, Columbus.
If you’re playing football in December, you’ve probably had yourself a good season. And a multitude of metro Atlanta programs are still playing. For some, a trip this deep into the playoffs is the norm, for others, it’s a rare occasion.