The Class AA regular season ended on Friday and now the state playoff seedings are set. None of the complicated, three-way tiebreakers came into play as teams settled the standings on the field.
There were no upsets in the final week, though No. 5 Bremen and No. 10 Washington County lost to their higher-ranked region counterparts.
Below is the Class AA playoff bracket.
**Update (Nov. 5)** The original bracket posted to the GHSA.net. website originally had Jeff Davis incorrectly listed as the No. 4 seed and Toombs County as No. 3. This error has been corrected and the below bracket reflects the change.
Be sure to check back on Tuesday when I unveil my annual playoff predictions.
Here’s a look at how the top 10 teams in AA fared:
- Top-ranked Hapeville Charter beat B.E.S.T. Academy 42-6 to finish 9-1, 7-0 in 6-AA. The Hornets are region champs for a third-straight season and will host Region 7’s No. 4 seed Coosa (4-6) next week.
- No. 2 Rockmart pummeled Model 61-6 for its first 10-0 season since 1989. The Rome News-Tribune has details. The Jackets were 7-0 in 7-AA for their second consecutive region title and will host Region 6’s No. 4 seed, South Atlanta (6-4) next week.
- No. 3 Heard County defeated No. 5 Bremen 20-7 to clinch 5-AA for the second year in a row, finishing 8-2, 6-0. Heard County will host Region 8’s No. 4 seed Monticello (5-5) next week. Bremen (8-2, 4-2) settles for a No. 3 seed and will travel to Region 8’s No. 2 Union County (9-1).
- No. 6 Rabun County won its fifth consecutive 8-AA title, beating Union County 56-28 to finish 9-1, 7-0. AccessWDUN has highlights. Gunner Stockton was 20-of-28 passing for 279 yards, two touchdowns and an interception and rushed for 95 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries. Brison Beck rushed for 169 yards and two scores on 28 carries and Braxton Hicks had 168 yards and a score on eight catches. The Wildcats will host Region 5’s No. 4 Spencer (3-7).
- No. 7 Brooks County beat Berrien 49-0 for its first shutout of the season, finishing 8-2, 4-0 in 1-AA to win its first region title since 2015. The Valdosta Daily Times has details. The Trojans will host Region 4’s No. 4 Screven County (6-4).
- No. 8 Dublin beat No. 10 Washington County 28-10 to win 3-AA, finishing 9-1 and 6-0. It’s the Fighting Irish’s first region title since 2011. They’ll host Region 2’s No. 4 Jeff Davis (7-3). The Golden Hawks finished 8-2, 4-2 to take the No. 3 seed. They’ll travel to Region 2’s No. 2 Vidalia (9-1).
- On bye: No. 4 Callaway (8-2, 5-1 5-AA); the Cavaliers earned the No. 2 seed and will host Region 8’s No. 3 Elbert County (7-3). No. 9 Dodge County (9-1) is the No. 2 seed for 3-AA and will host 2-AA’s No. 2 seed Toombs County (5-5).
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