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Why wait until college basketball’s March Madness to fill out brackets?

The Georgia High School Association’s state football playoffs open Friday night and the postseason provides the opportunity to fill out several brackets – eight to be exact.

That’s one bracket for each of the state’s largest six classifications and two separate ones for Class A which is divided into the public and private schools for the playoffs with two champions getting crowded in Georgia’s smallest class.

So, just to have fun, I have filled out a bracket for each classification from the first-round games through the championship games.

Below, I have listed my semifinalists, finalists and eventual champion in each of the eight classifications.

I’m ready to see how I do.

Class A – Public

Final Four: Irwin County, Pelham, Marion County, Clinch County

State Championship Game: Irwin vs. Clinch

Winner: Irwin, 24-17

Class A – Private

Final Four: Athens Academy, Prince Ave. Christian, Savannah Christian, Eagle’s Landing Christian

State Championship Game: Athens Academy vs. Eagles’ Landing Christian

Winner: Eagles’ Landing Christian, 44-26

Class AA

Final Four: Rabun County, Heard County, Rockmart, Hapeville Charter

State Championship Game: Rabun vs. Hapeville Charter

Winner: Hapeville Charter, 35-23

Class AAA

Final Four: Monroe Area, Cedar Grove, Peach County, Calhoun

State Championship Game: Cedar Grove vs. Peach County

Winner: Peach County, 27-23

Class AAAA

Final Four: Mary Persons, Cartersville, Blessed Trinity, Cairo

State Championship Game: Cartersville vs. Blessed Trinity

Winner: Blessed Trinity, 24-20

Class AAAAA

Final Four: Buford, Stockbridge, Rome, Warner Robins

State Championship Game: Buford vs. Rome

Winner: Rome, 34-24

Class AAAAAA

 Final Four: Valdosta, Tucker, Harrison, Lee County

State Championship Game: Tucker vs. Lee County

Winner: Lee County, 38-22

Class AAAAAAA

 Final Four: Grayson, Hillgrove, Parkview, Colquitt County

State Championship Game: Grayson vs. Colquitt

Winner: Colquitt, 34-20

 

 

 

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