MOULTRIE – Valdosta, which defeated Coffee 41-8 on Friday to claim the No. 3 spot from Region 1 for the Class AAAAAA playoffs, appears to have drawn a favorable playoff seeding.
The Wildcats will face unranked North Cobb, the Region 4 runner-up, in the first round of the playoffs.
A victory over the Warriors would send the Wildcats to a second-round game against the Langston Hughes-Rockdale County winner. Only if they can reach the third round would the Wildcats face the possibility of meeting No. 2-ranked Lassiter, the only ranked team in Valdosta’s corner of the bracket.
Lowndes is in a corner of the bracket that also includes No. 4 Grayson, No. 5 North Gwinnett and No. 7 Lovejoy.
The Vikings will be at home to face Marietta on Friday and with a win would meet the Lovejoy-Tri-Cities winner.
Region 1-AAAAAA champion Camden County, fresh off a 13-12 upset at the hands of Colquitt County, will play host to Hillgrove on Friday.
With a win, the Wildcats would then play the Newton-East Coweta winner.
But lurking in Camden County’s quadrant of the bracket is undefeated Norcross. The Wildcats and Blue Devils could meet in a quarterfinal game on Nov. 30.
Colquitt County, as a No. 4 seed, is unlikely to play home again this season.
If the Packers can get by McEachern in Powder Springs on Friday, they will have to travel again to play the Newnan-Alcovy winner in the second round.
Also in Colquitt County’s corner of the bracket are No. 8 West Forsyth, No. 10 Walton and unranked Parkview and Collins Hill.
PLAYOFF NOTES: Norcross defeated Meadowcreek 56-6 on Friday to finish the regular season with a 10-0 record. The Blue Devils will play 7-3 Chattahoochee on Friday in the first round.
North Gwinnett will take a 9-1 record into its first round game against 8-2 Johns Creek. The Bulldogs won their finale over Peachtree Ridge 24-20.
Thomas County Central was stunned by Harris County 18-12 at home on Friday and will go into the playoffs as the No. 2 team from Region 1-AAAAA. The 8-2 Yellow Jackets will play host to 7-3 Creekside on Friday and with a win will likely have to face Northside-Warner Robins.
Carver-Columbus defeated Jackson 26-6 on Friday to finish 9-1. The Tigers will open the Class AAA playoffs at home against 5-5 Dodge County on Friday.
Lovejoy, 9-1, finished the regular season with a 56-0 win over Alcovy and will open the playoffs at home against 4-6 Tri-Cities.
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