The first round is complete in Georgia 4A. Below are the updated brackets and some notes from some of the games.
Sandy Creek, the heavy favorite, shut down Cedartown and star running back Nick Chubb. Javon Jackson returned a kickoff for a touchdown, Delvin Weems had three rushing touchdowns and his counterpart Eric Swinney rushed for a touchdown and caught two touchdown passes as Sandy Creek eliminated Cedartown holding Chubb under 80 yards rushing. Cole Garvin hit Demarre Kitt for a touchdown pass for Sandy Creek.
Stockbridge advanced behind their well-known defense while getting two rushing touchdowns from Maetron Thomas.
Carrollton returned an interception for a touchdown in their 52-10 win over Northwest Whitfield. NW Whitefield was outscored 52-3 after opening the game with a kickoff return for a touchdown.
Veterans’ Logan Byrd passed for a touchdown to Keone Pearson, and rushed for another. Pearson also had a rushing touchdown as Veterans won their first ever playoff game. Veterans racked up more than 450 yards of total offense. Tyler Seller passed for two touchdowns for Locust Grove in defeat.
Mary Persons recorded a safety and intercepted a late pass to seal their 16-14 victory. Both Eagles Landing touchdowns came on Bradley Dewberry passes.
Marist, a heavy rushing team, had two passing touchdowns in their 41-13 win.
Alexander won a game winning field goal as time expired.
Griffin remained undefeated with a shutout win over Rutland. Malik Miller and Telly Sloan each scored two touchdowns apiece.