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Class AAAAAAA quarterfinal games

Championship games will be at the Georgia Dome on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10.


Grayson 49, Colquitt County 21:

Grayson took its 11-game winning streak down to Moultrie, Ga. where the Rams exploded to a 49-7 lead and dethroned two-time defending champion Colquitt County 49-21. Kurt Taylor rushed for a touchdown in each of the first three quarters and Jamyest Williams finished with the other two of Grayson’s five rushing scores. Grayson junior Darius Martin found the endzone on a pick-six and the Rams' other touchdown came on a second quarter touchdown pass from quarterback Chase Brice to Elijah Barnes. Jay Saunders scored Colquitt’s first touchdown two minutes into the second quarter and with a running clock in the final frame, the Packers added a long passing touchdown and a punt return touchdown. Grayson stopped Colquitt’s County state-record trips to the semifinals in the highest classification at seven. After the game, however, Grayson head coach Jeff Herron was not ready to say that his Rams are the favorite for the state crown quite yet, as his focus shifted towards semifinal opponent Mill Creek.

“I’m not ready to say that yet,” admitted Herron following the victory. “Mill Creek is a great team. They also beat Colquitt this year and we are certainly the underdog. All we did was win a third round game.”

R4 #1 Roswell 42, R3 #2 North Cobb 21

R2 #1 Westlake 24, R1 #1 Lowndes 21

R6 #1 Mill Creek 31, R3 #1 McEachern 28

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