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The Gainesville Lady Red Elephants aren't resting on the program's first region title in seven years. Gainesville received a pair of goals apiece from Hartley Carter and Liza Carpenter in a 4-0 whitewashing of Dalton.
Jackson County made its playoffs debut over the weekend and edged the Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe girls 2-1. Jackson County will now take on Pierce County.
Friday night was not kind to Wesleyan as the girls lost a 2-1 decision to Galloway in the Class A first-round preliminaries, then the Wesleyan boys dropped a 4-1 contest to Walker. Maddie Hall and Cort Coxhead scored the goals for the Wolves.
Amber Burton was perfect in the net for Heritage as the Lady General blanked West Hall 3-0 in the first round of the girls Class AAA playoffs. Courtney Bell, Katelyn Beakman and Shelby Mullinax each scored a goal for Heritage.
GAC, Blessed Trinity and Westminster each made statements in Class AA's opening round. GAC blanked Manchester 10-0 while Blessed Trinity dominated Spencer 12-0 and Westminster took Jordan to the woodshed 11-1.
In Class AAA, St. Pius X hung a 10-spot on Central-Carrollton, the largest margin of victory in the classification's first round.