The Walton-Colquitt County was the most significant matchup, as each was ranked. No. 9 Walton ended No. 6 Colquitt’s streak of 12 first-round victories. It was Walton’s fifth straight first-round victory, but the most impressive over that stretch. Colquitt had been 18-1 in home playoff games this century.
Colquitt, of course, is from South Georgia’s Region 1. Walton had also beaten Region 1′s champion, Lowndes, to start the season but finished third in its own Region 3, which suggests South Georgia making its usual deep run.