METRO PREVIEW: First Round Playoff Action
Single losses have both Johns Creek and Flowery Branch wondering “what if,” but both teams need to focus on the game at hand as both squads have a chance to make serious noise in the AAAA playoffs. Flowery Branch has CJ Curry catching everything in sight from Kanler Coker in an explosive offense. ... Pope is back in the playoffs for the second straight season and faces a Mays team searching for its first-ever road playoff victory. Mays has four wins all-time in the postseason, all coming at home.
Class AAAA No. 1 Tucker faces Sprayberry while averaging 48.1 points per game. The defense meanwhile is allowing just nine points per contest. Sprayberry has not scored more than 43 points this season. ... Peachtree Ridge will look to bounce back from a 28-0 defeat at the hands of North Gwinnett as Brookwood visits. The Broncos impressed one week ago and look primed for a run at a repeat. ... North Gwinnett will welcome Archer to the playoffs by hosting the Tigers. The Bulldogs have won nine straight and have given up more than 20 points just twice this season.
Norcross hits the road to face Dacula in a rematch from week one. The Blue Devils thumped the Falcons 35-7. ... Marietta hosts Centennial in what could be the most competitive game in the first round. The Blue Devils finished second in Region 5-AAAAA. ... Two of the top junior quarterbacks in Georgia square off when Lassiter faces Alpharetta. In a game featuring a host of 24 2Look4 members, the Trojans stumble into the game against a fast Raider team that can score in bunches. ... Grayson will host Collins Hill in a game featuring two teams that each made deep runs in last year’s playoffs.