Defending champions Warner Robins and Fitzgerald won in overtime while Dutchtown, St. Francis and Schley County made in the semifinals for the first time, and Fellowship Christian advanced as the only unranked team.
Warner Robins, the two-time reigning Class 5A champion, beat No. 2 Creekside 31-28. Warner Robins is ranked No. 8, an uncommonly low position brought on by the Demons’ 1-4 start, but now, the team has won eight straight games to go with its 13-game winning streak in the playoffs. Warner Robins is the first 5A team this season to beat Creekside, which finished 10-3 after an 0-2 start.