Usually, the second round of the playoffs has at least one or two games that are expected to be blowouts. That's not the case in Class A in 2006.
Lincoln County fans are most interested in the game fartherest away from Lincolnton: Hawkinsville visiting Seminole County in Donalsonville. Seminole has averaged more than 14 points more per game than the Red Devils, but Hawkinsville has faced a much tougher schedule and has much more playoff experience.
Warren County travels to the Atlanta area to face the Landmark Christian War Eagles. Landmark's two losses were to Class A teams still alive: Pacelli and Bremen. Landmark beat Bowdon 34-13, compared to Warren's 56-24 win over the western Red Devils last Saturday. Both Landmark and the Screaming Devils scored 56 last week, so this isn't expected to be a defensive struggle.
Hancock Central heads north to the Athens area to play Athens Academy, the last undefeated team left in Class A. Hancock's super QB may not be enough against the well-coached and seasoned Spartans.
Wilcox County travels to Homerville to take on the tough Clinch County Panthers. The Patriots have a chance for the upset in the swamp, but they'll need some breaks their way. Commerce heads west to play Bremen, while Pacelli's Viking ship docks at Ashburn to try to conquer the Turner County Rebels. Johnson County plays at Brookstone.
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In Class AA, Washington-Wilkes hosts Greater Atlanta Christian (GAC). The Atlanta private school is not as powerful as they were early in the season, since their nationally known running back is out for the year.