- No. 8 Northside-Warner Robins trailed Dalton 21-20 in the third quarter but got a field goal from Justin Alonso with 7:32 left and a touchdown run from Tobias Oliver in the final minute for a 30-21 victory. The Eagles’ quarterfinal opponent will be Glynn Academy, which knocked out defending champ Creekside 31-21. Glynn Academy trailed 21-7 at halftime and didn’t take its first lead until six minutes remained in the game. Northside, Glynn and Gainesville are the only remaining AAAAA teams that have won a state title.
- Region 4 champion Stockbridge has been under the radar this season, but that will change after its 27-7 victory against Stephenson. Quarterback Malachi Brown had two touchdowns passing and two rushing. “It’s a big, big win for us in this program,” Tigers coach Kevin Whitley told the Henry Daily Herald. “You know, I rarely show emotion after a game, but this was a big win. Nobody picked us to win except the hometown newspaper.” The Tigers will play the winner of Saturday’s Sequoyah-Houston County game.
- Here are the matchups for next weekend’s quarterfinals:
Mays (10-2) vs. Jones County (10-2), site TBD
Sequoyah (6-5)/Houston County (9-2) winner at Stockbridge (10-2)
Glynn Academy (9-3) at Northside-Warner Robins (11-1)
Gainesville (10-2) at Allatoona (12-0)