Region 3 – Marietta upset fifth-ranked Walton 42-14 Friday to get the No. 2 seed. Walton is seeded No. 3. Harrison beat Hillgrove 41-13 for the No. 4 seed Friday. Second-ranked North Cobb had clinched the No. 1 seed the previous week.
Region 4 – South Gwinnett, an 18-point underdog according to the Maxwell Ratings, upset Newton 13-6 to force a three-way tie for third place that left Newton out of the playoffs. Parkview got the No. 3 seed and South Forsyth is No. 4. Ninth-ranked Brookwood is No. 1. Grayson is No. 2.
Region 5 – Third-ranked Milton closed out the title with a 42-14 victory over Cherokee, which finishes as the No. 3 seed. Eighth-Roswell is No. 2. Alpharetta is No. 4. Alpharetta had to beat Etowah (which it did, 34-0 Friday) to get in.
Region 6 – Denmark, in its fourth season, won its first region title with a 21-7 victory over West Forsyth. South Forsyth is the No. 2 seed. Lambert, North Forsyth and West Forsyth tied for third, and North Forsyth was left out of the playoffs on a tiebreaker. Lambert is the No. 3 seed. West Forsyth if No. 4.
Region 7 – Archer beat Norcross 9-0 for the region title. Norcross is No. 2, Meadowcreek No. 3 and Duluth No. 4. Duluth beat Dunwoody 42-14 Friday for the final spot. That’s Duluth’s first playoff appearance since the GHSA went to 32-team playoff brackets in 1996.
Region 8 – Top-ranked Collins Hill is the No. 1 seed. Fourth-ranked Mill Creek is the No. 2. North Gwinnett won the No. 3 seed Friday with a 27-13 victory over Mountain View, the No. 4 seed.