November 28, 2007

UGA commits move on in the playoffs

The playoffs are grinding down, with the championships either being played or a couple of rounds away. It's a roller coaster of emotions, as you are on top of the world one week only to have your dreams come crashing down to earth the next. So was the case for some of the UGA commits playing postseason football, and here is a quick rundown of their playing status.

It was Bulldog versus Bulldog as Bainbridge's Nick Williams went head to head with Fayette County's Brandon Boykin, and Williams edged him out at the end. He moves on to face possibly the most talented team in 4A football, Tucker High School. His team will be pushed to the limits by a disciplined juggernaut that has no less than six college prospects on the team and that is counting only the seniors. But any team can win in football, so we will see what happens.

In a game in which the home team came in at 11-1, GAC came in quietly and left triumphant 26-7. Calhoun was stunned and stayed on field for over an hour is dismay. Christian Robinson put on a two way show, leading his Spartans on offense and defense. They move on to a rare third round home game, as they are facing a fourth seeded Cook County at home this Friday.

Habersham Central and Tavarres King took on Cherokee in the second round in a rematch of the same game last year. And in similar fashion it came down to the wire. In the second overtime, King won the game on a two point conversion. He came up about nine yards short of his much anticipated record for receiving yards in a single season . He will look to smash that record early against the Ware County Gators. It will be a long ride down for the Raiders, as they head five and a half hours down to the "Swamp" in Waycross, Ga.

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