The Habersham Central Raiders locked up 3 seed in Region 8-6A Saturday at Shiloh, 45-37. Next up for Habersham, a first-round playoff road trip to take on #2 Rome.
Here’s a look at some of the other first-round playoff action on tap next week for Northeast Georgia area teams. For a complete lineup, visit BLITZ Sports.
#1 Rabun County vs. #4 Haralson County
This should be an easy first round playoff home opener for the Wildcats, who narrowly missed another undefeated regular season.
#1 Commerce vs. #4 Manchester
The Tigers are region champions, and have what should be a fairly easy draw with Manchester.
#1 Jefferson vs. #4 Mt. Zion
The Dragons play host to Mt. Zion, which should be one of their easiest games of the season. The more intriguing matchup would be in the second round against likely opponent Hapeville Charter, the 2017 Class 2A Champions.
#3 Dawson County @ #2 Adairsville
Dawson County is set to play Adairsville in the opening round, which is actually a better draw than if the Tigers had been region runner-up and would have run into GAC in a second round matchup.
#3 Union County @ #2 Heard County
The Panthers have a shot at upsetting Heard County if they can find more consistency on offense.
#4 Banks County @ #1 Callaway
This will be an unfortunate draw for the Leopards, who finished the regular season 1-9. Still, they have to be excited about the opportunity.
#4 White County @ #1 Rockmart
The Warriors were the only team to beat #9-ranked and Region Champs Cherokee Bluff. Still, it’s a #4 seed for White County and a trip to Rockmart to open the playoffs.