Class 2A blog: Week 12 Friday night recap

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Normally, we’d run through the results of the top 10 teams. However, with this being the final week of the season, who cares about rankings? What’s important is playoff seeding. On Friday, there were a number of key games that decided how the final region standings would shake out.

Let’s take a look at what happened.

For the official GHSA 2A bracket, go here.

We’ll start in Region 6, where the South Atlanta Hornets needed a win over Columbia to capture their first region title in program history and got it with a 12-0 shutout. The Hornets will host Chattooga next week in the opening round.

In Region 5, there was a possibility for a four-way tie for first place if the Callaway Cavaliers beat the Heard County Braves and the Bremen Blue Devils beat the Haralson County Rebels — and that’s exactly what happened. With those four teams tied with a 2-2 region record, the tiebreaker went to the Cavs.

Kevin Eckleberry has a writeup on the Cavs’ win for The LaGrange Daily News.

In Region 2, the Toombs County needed to beat East Laurens to lock up the No. 3 seed. They won 62-0.

In Region 4, the Westside Patriots needed to beat Oglethorpe County to lock down the No. 3 seed and avoid a three-way tie with Laney and Oglethorpe County for third place. The Patriots won 34-0.

In Region 8, the Elbert County Blue Devils needed a win over Banks County to lock up the No. 2 seed and avoid a three-way tie with Union County and Banks County. The Blue Devils won 36-6.

Be sure to check back on Tuesday when I release my annual playoff predictions. Also, for next week’s episode of The Class 2A Blogcast, I’ll talk to media members who cover teams from each of the eight regions to get their insights on how the playoffs will take shape. This is all must-consume content for fans of 2A!

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