Boys soccer blog: Quarterfinals round features ranked vs. ranked

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Seventeen matches between ranked programs will highlight the quarterfinals of the GHSA boys soccer playoffs.

The boys third round will take place Tuesday, followed by the semifinals Friday.

Four programs – R2 #4 Northgate (Class 5A), R7 #4 Cedartown (4A), R8 #4 No. 9 East Hall (4A) and R6 #4 Trion (A Public) – are the only No. 4 seeds that are alive in the quarterfinal round.

  • In Class 7A, top-ranked Harrison will travel to No. 5 Lambert in one two games between ranked opponents. The other contest between ranked teams features No. 4 Campbell traveling to No. 10 Tift. Three unranked opponents – Roswell, Hillgrove and Brookwood – still remain. Roswell will host No. 3 Pebblebrook and three-seed Hillgrove will travel to Brookwood.
  • In the 6A quarterfinals, No. 10 Glynn Academy will travel to No. 2 Dalton and No. 3 Lakeside-DeKalb will face No. 4 River Ridge. Unranked Grovetown will travel to No. 5 Lassiter, and top-ranked Central Gwinnett will play host to an unranked Lee County.
  • In Class 5A, two matchups between ranked opponents – plus a road trip from the top-ranked team – garner focus. No. 3-ranked McIntosh will travel to No. 7 St. Pius X, and No. 2 Johnson-Gainesville will play host No. 5 Veterans. Unranked Northgate will travel to No. 9 Blessed Trinity, and No. 1 Woodward Academy will travel to Midtown.
  • In 4A, No. 4 Northwest Whitfield will travel to No. 5 Oconee County in the quarterfinal round. Top-ranked Columbus will play host to Region 7 No. 4 and unranked Cedartown. East Hall, ranked ninth, will travel to Benedictine, and West Laurens will travel to No. 3 Southeast Whitfield.
  • Three ranked matches leave 3A wide open, with top-ranked Pike County traveling to No. 2 Greater Atlanta Christian in the main draw. No. 3-ranked West Hall will host No. 10 Coahulla Creek, and No. 6 Westminster will travel to No. 7 North Murray. East Forsyth, the only unranked program still alive in Class 3A, will travel to No. 5 Oconee County.
  • No. 2 Pace Academy at No. 3 Gordon Central is arguably the best match in the 2A bracket. Top-ranked Lovett will host unranked Lamar County, and unranked Toombs will travel to No. 4 Bremen. Union County is ranked No. 6 and will host No. 8 Coosa.
  • In Class A Public, the best matchups include top-ranked ACE Charter at home against No. 7 Drew Charter, and No. 9 Claxton traveling to No. 2 Dalton Academy. No. 5 Lake Oconee Academy will travel to unranked Portal, and No. 4 Georgia Military will host Region 6 No. 4 Trion.
  • Three matches between ranked teams leave Class A Public wide open. Top-ranked Atlanta International will host No. 2 Paideia; No. 3 St. Anne Pacelli will travel to No. 5 Walker, and unranked Providence Christian will travel to No. 4 Athens Academy.

See the quarterfinals schedule below or go to the bottom to see results from the second round.

Class 7A Quarterfinals (Tuesday)

R2 #1 No. 3 Pebblebrook at R5 #1 Roswell

R3 #3 Hillgrove at R4 #1 Brookwood

R3 #1 No. 1 Harrison at R6 #1 No. 5 Lambert

R2 #2 No. 4 Campbell at R1 #1 No. 10 Tift County

6A Quarterfinals (Tuesday)

R2 #1 No. 10 Glynn Academy at R5 #1 No. 2 Dalton

R4 #1 No. 3 Lakeside-DeKalb at R7 #1 No. 4 River Ridge

R3 #1 Grovetown at R6 #1 No. 5 Lassiter

R1 #1 Lee County at R8 #1 No. 1 Central Gwinnett

5A Quarterfinals (Tuesday)

R2 #1 No. 3 McIntosh at R5 #1 No. 7 St. Pius X

R2 #4 Northgate at R7 #1 No. 9 Blessed Trinity

R3 #1 No. 1 Woodward Academy at R6 #1 Midtown

R1 #1 No. 5 Veterans at R8 #1 No. 2 Johnson-Gainesville

4A Quarterfinals (Tuesday)

R7 #4 Cedartown at R2 #1 No. 1 Columbus

R4 #1 West Laurens at R7 #1 No. 3 Southeast Whitfield

R8 #4 No. 9 East Hall at R3 #1 Benedictine

R7 #2 No. 4 Northwest Whitfield at R8 #1 No. 5 North Oconee

3A Quarterfinals (Tuesday)

R2 #1 No. 1 Pike County at R5 #1 No. 2 Greater Atlanta Christian

R6 #2 No. 10 Coahulla Creek at R7 #1 No. 3 West Hall

R5 #2 No. 6 Westminster at R6 #1 No. 7 North Murray

R7 #2 East Forsyth at R8 #1 No. 5 Oconee County

2A Quarterfinals (Tuesday)

R2 #1 Toombs County vs. R5 #1 No. 4 Bremen

R6 #2 No. 2 Pace Academy at R7 #1 No. 3 Gordon Central

R3 #1 Lamar County at R6 #1 No. 1 Lovett

R7 #2 No. 8 Coosa at R8 #1 No. 6 Union County

=A Public Quarterfinals (Tuesday)

R8 #2 No. 5 Lake Oconee Academy at R3 #2 Portal

R6 #2 No. 7 Drew Charter at R7 #1 No. 1 ACE Charter

R3 #1 No. 9 Claxton at R6 #1 No. 2 Dalton Academy

R6 #4 Trion at R7 #2 No. 4 Georgia Military

A Private Quarterfinals (April 26)

R2 #1 No. 2 Paideia at R5 #1 No. 1 Atlanta International

R4 #1 No. 3 St Anne-Pacelli at R7 #1 No. 5 Walker

R5 #2 No. 6 Providence Christian at R6 #1 No. 9 Pinecrest Academy

R1 #1 First Presbyterian at R8 #1 No. 4 Athens Academy

Results from the second round below.

Class 7A Second Round (April 19)

R5 #1 Roswell 4, R3 #2 Walton 3

R2 #1 Pebblebrook 1, R8 #2 Peachtree Ridge 0

R3 #3 Hillgrove 5, R7 #1 Meadowcreek 2

R4 #1 Brookwood 2, R6 #2 Forsyth Central 0

R6 #1 Lambert 2, R4 #2 Parkview 1

R3 #1 Harrison 5, R7 #3 Dunwoody 0

R2 #2 Campbell 4, R6 #4 West Forsyth 1

R1 #1 Tift County 2, R5 #3 Alpharetta 1

Class 6A Second Round (April 21)

R5 #1 Dalton 2, R3 #2 Lakeside Evans 1

R2 #1 Glynn Academy 1, R6 #3 Osborne 0

R7 #1 River Ridge 7, R3 #3 Evans 0

R4 #1 Lakeside-DeKalb 3, R6 #2 Kennesaw Mountain 1

R6 #1 Lassiter 2, R4 #2 North Atlanta 1

R5 #2 Rome vs. R3 #1 Grovetown

R8 #1 Central Gwinnett 1, R4 #3 Tucker 0

R1 #1 Lee County 1, R7 #2 Riverwood 0

Class 5A Second Round (April 19)

R5 #1 St. Pius X 4, R3 #2 Forest Park 0

R2 #1 McIntosh 2, R8 #2 Clarke Central 0

R7 #1 Blessed Trinity 9, R1 #2 Ware County 0

R2 #4 Northgate 2, R6 #2 Villa Rica 1

R6 #1 Midtown 1, R2 #3 Starr’s Mill 0

R3 #1 Woodward Academy 3, R5 #2 Northview 1

R8 #1 Johnson-Gainesville 3, R4 #3 Woodland-Stockbridge 0

R1 #1 Veterans 5, R7 #2 Cartersville 1

Class 4A Second Round (April 21)

R7 #4 Cedartown 3 , R3 #2 Islands 2

R2 #1 Columbus 2, R8 #2 Jefferson 1

R7 #1 Southeast Whitfield 7, R1 #2 Cairo 0

R4 #1 West Laurens 1, R6 #2 Marist 0

R8 #4 East Hall 3, R4 #2 Spalding 2

R3 #1 Benedictine 3, R7 #3 Pickens 2

R8 #1 North Oconee 3, R2 #2 LaGrange 2

R7 #2 Northwest Whitfield 2, R1 #1 Thomas County Central 1

Class 3A Second Round (April 19)

R5 #1 Greater Atlanta Christian 9, R3 #2 Windsor Forest 0

R2 #1 Pike County 4, R8 #2 East Jackson 2

R7 #1 West Hall 3, R3 #3 Savannah Arts 0

R6 #2 Coahulla Creek 1, R4 #1 Morgan County 0

R6 #1 North Murray 2, R2 #3 Peach County 1

R5 #2 Westminster 6, R3 #1 Southeast Bulloch 1

R8 #1 Oconee County 6, R2 #2 Mary Persons 0

R7 #2 East Forsyth 2, R1 #1 Tattnall County 1

Class 2A Second Round (April 21)

R5 #1 Bremen 10, R1 #3 Berrien 0

R2 #1 Toombs County 2, R8 #2 Rabun County 0

R7 #1 Gordon Central 2, R1 #2 Fitzgerald 0

R6 #2 Pace Academy 10, R2 #4 Vidalia 0

R6 #1 Lovett 3, R2 #3 Bacon County 0

R3 #1 Lamar County 4, R5 #2 Callaway 1

R8 #1 Union County 3, R2 #2 Woodville-Tompkins 2

R7 #2 Coosa 4, R1 #1 Thomasville 3

Class A Public Second Round (April 19)

R3 #2 Portal 3, R5 #1 Chattahoochee County 2

R8 #2 Lake Oconee Academy 2, R2 #1 Atkinson County 1

R7 #1 ACE Charter 7, R3 #3 Metter 1

R6 #2 Drew Charter 2 R4 #1 Dooly County 0

R6 #1 Dalton Academy 9, R2 #3 Lanier County 0

R3 #1 Claxton 4, R5 #2 Macon County 1

R6 #4 Trion 6, R2 #2 Brooks County 0

R7 #2 Georgia Military 10, R3 #4 Bryan County 0

Class A Private Second Round (April 19)

R5 #1 Atlanta International 10, R3 #2 Savannah Christian 0

R2 #1 Paideia 5, R6 #3 Kings Ridge 1

R3 #3 Calvary Day vs. R7 #1 Walker

R4 #1 St Anne-Pacelli 8, R6 #2 Fellowship Christian 1

R6 #1 Pinecrest Academy 3, R4 #2 Heritage, Newnan 1

R5 #2 Providence Christian 3, R3 #1 Savannah Country Day 0

R8 #1 Athens Academy 4, R2 #2 Landmark Christian 1

R1 #1 First Presbyterian 2, R5 #3 Wesleyan 1

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