2002 Playoffs Round 2: Upsets Highlight Round 2 as Region Champs Fall

November 30, 2002

Upsets Highlight Round 2 as Region Champs Fall

Round 2 of the GHSA Class A playoffs was highlighted by one major and some mild upsets. The major upset, of course, was, our Red Devils 21-0 stunner over previously unbeaten and #4-ranked Landmark Christian.

Lincoln County will now travel to Homerville to face #1 Clinch County, whose Panthers trampled Calvary Baptist 49-0. Click for Clinch-Calvary game story from SavannahNow.com.

Dooly County's 29-18 win over Miller County was one of the mild upsets, as Region 4-A put its second school into the quarterfinals. Dooly's Bobcats will now make the long trip northward to take on the Commerce Tigers, 14-10 winners over 6-A champ Trion. Click for Commerce-Trion game story from OnlineAthens.com.

Region 7-A Champ Twiggs County dispatched Heard County 27-6, as 7-A also put two schools into the quarterfinals. Twiggs will host the high-flying Tigers of Metter in the third round. Click here for Twiggs-Heard game story from Macon.com. Metter withstood the Pelham Hornets 28-14 to move a step closet to returning to the Dome. Click here for Metter-Pelham game story from SavannahNow.com.

It was the same song with a slightly different ending in Hawkinsville as the Red Devils beat Taylor County 32-7. Their October 4 matchup ended with H'ville winning 42-0. Those Red Devils will host Gordon Lee from northwest Georgia. GL upset 8-A champion Athens Academy 17-7 at Commerce. Click for AA-GL game story from OnlineAthens.com.

With the losses by Landmark Christian, Athens Academy, and Calvary Baptist, only public schools are left in the Class A playoffs this year.

Click here for AJC.com's recap of second round games.

Click here for official brackets for all 5 Classes, provided by GHSA at BracketMaker.com.

In second-round games involving other local teams, Washington-Wilkes was stopped short of returning to Americus as new school Union Grove whipped the Tigers 42-21. Thomson continued to roll with a 51-35 win over Ware County; some folks think Ware County was the only team standing between the very strong T-Dawgs and the Class AAAA trophy.

Two-time defending AAAAA champion Parkview now has 42 wins after a 49-0 shellacking of previously unbeaten Centennial. The Panthers play Northside Warner Robins in the quarterfinals as they continue to close in on the Red Devils' 44-game state record winning streak.