//High School Playoffs down to Elite Eight

High School Playoffs down to Elite Eight

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VALDOSTA — Only 3 area high school football programs remain to battle for a state crown in this year’s Georgia High School Association.  This weekend’s games will eliminate another group as the playoffs get ready to establish this year’s final four.

helmet-colquittcoThe Packers from Colquitt County are still riding a crest that many equate to one of their best teams ever.  Colquitt, in Class AAAAAA and ranked nationally for most of the season, brushed aside a Dacula side last week 51-30 and will now host Milton in Moultrie.  Only another state title for the Black and Gold will suffice at this point, according to most Packer fans.

HELMET-Brooks_CoCoach Maurice Freeman’s Brooks County Trojans continue their winning ways as they will host Heard County in Class AA.  The Trojans defeated Washington-Wilkes 21-14 last week to earn the right to be, once again, among the Elite Eight.  That’s nothing new for Freeman’s program, one of the state’s best in AA.  Washington-Wilkes crushed Screven County 28-6 to earn the right to travel to Quitman.  Both teams believe they have earned the right to be among the final four this year.

HELMET-FitzgeraldThe Purple Hurricanes of Fitzgerald will host affluent Pace Academy of Atlanta in Class AA.  Both Fitzgerald and Brooks hail from Region 1 of Class AA, showing the strength of the Region in that classification.  Fitzgerald defeated Model handily, 48-14 while Pace knocked off Jefferson 57-50.

Make is a great weekend by supporting one of these local programs this Friday night.