Region 8 Champion Prince Avenue Christian 54, Providence Christian 10. The Wolverines claimed their third region title, all three coming since 2011, as they won the tiebreaker with Athens Christian and Commerce. All three teams finished the season 7-1 in the region and were 1-1 against each other. Quarterback Tyson Herron, son of Prince Avenue head coach Jeff Herron, led the way, rushing just six times for 121 yards and two touchdowns.
Minter leads Schley County to upset, brink of playoffs
Tra Minter, one of the state's best players, turned in one of the state's best individual games on Friday, and quite possibly catapulted his team into the public school state playoffs for the first time since 2008. Minter rushed for 424 yards on 42 carries and three touchdowns to lead Schley County (5-5) to a 48-34 win over Brookstone (5-5), according to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Coming into the game, Schley County was No. 17 in the public school power ratings and will now wait to see if see if the victory was enough to move the Wildcats into the top 16. On the flip side, the loss by Brookstone may prevent the Cougars, who had been in a tie with St. Francis for the 16th and final private school slot, from advancing to the playoffs for the first time since 2010. Brookstone had won the last 11 meetings with Schley County.