Class A Round 1 went pretty much as expected, as most games were not close. The higher seeded team won every game, which is very unusual.
Landmark Christian walloped Jefferson 48-7 and will now host our Red Devils next Friday in Tyrone. We'll have more Landmark and trip info available Monday night.
Top-ranked Clinch County beat Montgomery County 54-12 and Calvary Baptist blanked Calhoun County 32-0, so the Cavaliers from Savannah will travel to Homerville.
In the closest Class A game on the night, Taylor County nipped McIntosh County Academy 11-8 and will travel to Hawkinsville to take on AHill's and OT's Red Devils, 46-16 winners over Atkinson County in a game many thought would be close.
Gordon Lee shutout Johnson County 24-0 and Athens Academy beat Mt. Zion 37-13, so Gordon Lee will be headed to the Athens area.
Twiggs County and Heard County will meet in the second round after each won their first round games by 34-14 scores. Metter chilled Pacelli 35-7 and will host Pelham, 41-0 winners over Wilcox County.
Bowdon made an early exit from the playoffs after falling to the Tigers 41-22 in Commerce. Those Tigers now must travel to Trion to take on the team that beat GMC 27-10.
Miller County narrowly beat Savannah Country Day 35-28 to host Dooly County, 26-7 winners over Seminole County.
In first-round games involving other local teams, Washington-Wilkes whipped Chattooga 34-8 and will now travel to play Union Grove, a new school in McDonough. If the Tigers win that game, they will probably have to travel to Americus in the third round. Americus ousted W-W from the playoffs twice in recent years. Thomson shutout Troup County Saturday night and will host Ware County. Also, Parkview has now won 41 straight games as it closes in on the Red Devils' 44-game state record winning streak; it hosts Centennial in the second round.