Rome, Warner Robins and Toombs County eliminated defending champions in the second round of the football playoffs Friday night while Lumpkin County and Bryan County reached the quarterfinals for the first time in school histories that date back more than four decades.
Rome defeated Class 6A’s reigning champ, Hughes, 42-14, reversing a 42-3 defeat from the 2022 semifinals. Rome (11-1) is ranked No. 6. Hughes entered ranked No. 4 and finished the season 9-3.
Here’s a look at this week’s scoreboard: