Eagle's Landing Christian captains Zack Jones (from left), George Shockley, Tre' Douglas and Josh Mays line up for the coin toss before Class A-Private Championship game against Athens Academy Dec. 8, 2017, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Photo: Jason Getz/For the AJC
Photo: Jason Getz/For the AJC

GHSA coin flip favors Lowndes, Lee, Cartersville, Cedar Grove

The GHSA determined home-field advantage for the football quarterfinals Thursday morning with a universal coin flip that resulted in a victory for teams placed lower on the brackets.

The quarterfinals represent the first round in which same-seeded teams can meet. In those cases, the lower-placed team on the bracket will be at home.

In the second round plays out as seeded, the quarterfinals would have Grayson at Lowndes, North Gwinnett at McEachern, Dacula at Lee County, Woodward Academy at Cartersville and Peach County at Cedar Grove, among others.

In games in which teams do not have the same seed, the higher seed is always home. The GHSA will conduct another coin flip next week at its offices in Thomaston for the semifinals.

Below is the schedule for this week’s second round games listed in the order the games are placed on the bracket. The second-round home teams are on the left. 

If two same-seeded teams win (for example, Roswell and Milton below), then the lower-placed team on the bracket (i.e., Milton) would be the home team for the quarterfinals.

AAAAAAA

R4 #1 Roswell vs R6 #2 Mill Creek
R5 #1 Milton vs R3 #2 Marietta
R8 #2 Archer vs R4 #4 Cherokee
R7 #1 Parkview vs R1 #2 Colquitt County
R8 #1 Grayson vs R2 #2 East Coweta
R1 #1 Lowndes vs R7 #2 Norcross
R6 #1 North Gwinnett vs R4 #2 Walton
R3 #1 McEachern vs R5 #2 North Forsyth

AAAAAA

R4 #1 Stephenson vs R6 #2 Allatoona
R5 #1 Mays vs R1 #3 Coffee
R2 #1 Richmond Hill vs R8 #2 LanierR7 #1 Johns Creek vs R1 #2 Valdosta
R8 #1 Dacula vs R2 #2 Glynn Academy
R1 #1 Lee County vs R5 #3 Creekside
R6 #1 Harrison vs R2 #3 Brunswick
R5 #2 South Paulding vs R1 #4 Houston County

AAAAA

R4 #1 Jones County vs R8 #3 Cedar Shoals
R3 #2 Griffin vs R7 #4 Hiram
R2 #1 Ware County vs R8 #2 BufordR7 #1 Carrollton vs R1 #2 Veterans
R8 #1 Clarke Central vs R2 #2 Wayne County
R1 #1 Warner Robins vs R7 #2 Rome
R6 #1 Riverwood vs R4 #2 Dutchtown
R3 #1 Starr's Mill vs R7 #3 Kell

AAAA

R4 #1 Woodward Academy vs R8 #3 St. Pius X
R5 #1 Cartersville vs R3 #2 Thomson
R2 #1 West Laurens vs R8 #2 North OconeeR7 #1 Blessed Trinity vs R3 #3 Baldwin
R8 #1 Oconee County vs R2 #2 Perry
R1 #1 Carver (Columbus) vs R7 #2 Marist
R2 #3 Mary Persons vs R8 #4 Madison County
R5 #2 Sandy Creek vs R1 #4 Americus-Sumter

AAA

R4 #1 Peach County vs R6 #2 Calhoun
R5 #1 Cedar Grove vs R3 #2 Benedictine
R2 #1 Pierce County vs R8 #2 Hart CountyR7 #1 Greater Atlanta Christian vs R1 #2 Cook
R8 #1 Jefferson vs R2 #2 Appling County
R1 #1 Crisp County vs R7 #2 North Hall
R6 #1 North Murray vs R4 #2 Jackson
R3 #1 Jenkins vs R7 #3 Dawson County

AA

R4 #1 Jefferson County vs R6 #2 Douglass
R5 #1 Callaway vs R1 #3 Fitzgerald
R2 #1 Metter vs R8 #2 Union CountyR7 #1 Rockmart vs R1 #2 Brooks County
R8 #1 Rabun County vs R2 #2 Toombs County
R1 #1 Thomasville vs R7 #2 Pepperell
R6 #1 Hapeville Charter vs R2 #3 Swainsboro
R3 #1 Dublin vs R5 #2 Bremen

Class A (public)

#8 Johnson County vs #9 Manchester
#1 Irwin County vs #17 Chattahoochee County
#5 Bowdon vs #21 Warren County#4 Clinch County vs #20 Emanuel County Institute
#7 Lincoln County vs #10 Commerce
#2 Marion County vs #18 Schley County
#6 Pelham vs #11 Wilcox County
#3 Mitchell County vs #14 Turner County

Class A (private)

#8 Christian Heritage vs #9 Wesleyan
#1 Savannah Country Day vs #16 Savannah Christian
#5 Mount de Sales vs #12 Hebron Christian#4 Fellowship Christian vs #13 North Cobb Christian
#7 Darlington vs #23 Mount Paran Christian
#2 Holy Innocents’ vs #18 St. Francis
#6 Eagle’s Landing Christian vs #11 Prince Avenue Christian
#3 Athens Academy vs #19 Brookstone

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