One of the Class A defending Co-Champions was upset Friday night as Twiggs County edged Clinch County 12-10 in Homerville. Washington-Wilkes continued its playoff shutout string, and Hawkinsville defeated some Red Devils.
Twiggs County, which upset McIntosh County Academy last week, will now travel to Lincolnton next Friday for their quarterfinal matchup against our Red Devils. With realignment, the two teams will be in the same region in 2006-7.
Washington-Wilkes romped over Temple 26-0. The Tigers will host Savannah Country Day, which upset Turner County 17-6. Click here for story from The Augusta Chronicle.
Hawkinsville reminded Randolph-Clay who the real Red Devils were in southwest Georgia as Hawkinsville won 21-6. Those Red Devils will now travel to Bowdon to play the top-ranked western Red Devils. Click here for story from the Hawkinsville website.
Bowdon beat Warren County 37-21. Bowdon led 31-7 but Warren scored two quick touchdowns against Bowdon's second string. Bowdon put the starters back in, which scored to secure the victory. Click here for story from The Augusta Chronicle.
The winner of Twiggs@Lincoln will play the winner of the Bremen at Johnson County contest in Friday's Dome semifinal game. Bremen whitewashed Social Circle 26-0, while Johnson County defeated tough Seminole County 39-20.
Only 3 region champions (LCHS, Johnson County, and Bowdon) made it to the Elite Eight. Region 4-A has the most teams in the Eight, with 3 represented (Johnson County, Hawkinsville, and Twiggs County).
In other games of interest, Thomson fell to Dougherty 28-7 to end the Bulldog's season. Greene County came back to edge Darlington 28-27 in overtime as the Tigers move on to the quarterfinals with a 12-0 record.
And in what may be the biggest playoff upset since Lincoln County's "Thriller in Miller" in 1997, Class AAA Dublin lost to Cook County 20-14. Dublin had allowed only 10 points all year, while averaging around 50 points per game. Click here for story from The Macon Telegraph. Cook will visit Greensboro next Friday.