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The opening round of the 2015 Georgia High School Association football playoffs saw 12 Gwinnett County teams in action, including eight from AAAAAA with half from Region 7 and half from Region 8. Mill Creek, Peachtree Ridge, Collins Hill, and Norcross were the four Region 7 representatives that began the playoffs, and three of them will advance to the next round after Friday night wins.

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Thursday, 12 November 2015 08:17

AA, AAAA, AAAAA Gwinnett playoff preview

In addition to the eight AAAAAA teams from Gwinnett County that will be taking the field in the opening round of the Georgia High School Association football playoffs, there will be four teams that play in smaller classifications that will be in action. Lanier (AAAAA), Buford (AAAA), and Greater Atlanta Christian (AA) all won their region and are No. 1 seeds while Wesleyan (AA) is a No. 3 seed.

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Wednesday, 11 November 2015 14:10

Gwinnett AAAAAA playoff preview

The 2015 Georgia High School Association football regular season is completed and the opening of the state playoffs is upon us. It was another year of outstanding football across Georgia, and Gwinnett County provided some of the best. There will be 12 county teams taking the field in the opening round of the GHSA playoffs with eight playing in AAAAAA, Georgia’s largest classification, one each in AAAAA and AAAA and two in AA.

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Grayson quarterback Chase Brice (2) directed the Rams offense to an average of 46 points per game and an undefeated season on the way to the Region 8 title. Image courtesy Mike Delrio.

Grayson completed the regular season schedule undefeated and sits on top of the final Gwinnett Sports Report AAAAAA Power Ranking for county teams this season. Archer had one loss (to Grayson) and is No. 2 with Mill Creek, the lone unbeaten Region 7 team, No. 3. Peachtree Ridge and Central Gwinnett round out the Top 5 followed by Collins Hill, Norcross, Parkview, Brookwood, and Dacula.

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Monday, 09 November 2015 11:10

Lanier, Buford, GAC win region titles

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Marcko Baity (27) was part of a two-back threat with his brother that led Lanier to an undefeated season and the AAAAA-Region 8 title. Image courtesy Lanier Longhorn Football.

Gwinnett County fields 23 high school football teams, 17 of which play in AAAAAA and six that play in smaller classifications. This is a review of the Week 12 Georgia High School Association (GHSA) schedule for those teams. Lanier finished the regular season undefeated to join Mill Creek and Grayson, both AAAAAA teams, as the three unbeaten teams from Gwinnett County.

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Quarterback Chase Brice (2) will lead undefeated Grayson against Wheeler in the opening round of the GHSA playoffs. Image by Mike Delrio.  

Grayson, Archer, and Central Gwinnett remain the top three teams in the final 2015 AAAAAA-Region 8 Power Ranking, but Parkview climbs to No. 4 as a result of downing Dacula. Shiloh also moved up a notch thanks to their victory over South Gwinnett, the Generals third consecutive win.

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Kyle Davis (11) is the primary receiver for an Archer offense that has many weapons, both through the air and on the ground. Image courtesy Tony Rowe.

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Quarterback Jack Chambers and his Parkview teammates defeated Dacula in Week 12 to grab the No. 4 seed and a spot in the GHSA playoffs. Image by Mike Delrio.

Parkview defeated Dacula on the final Friday of the regular season to join Grayson, Archer, and Central Gwinnett as the representatives in the Georgia High School Association football playoffs from AAAAAA-Region 8.

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Edmond Graham (3) carried the ball three times for 37 yards for Mill Creek in the win over Peachtree Ridge that loacked up the region title. Image by Mike Delrio.

After five straight weeks without change, the AAAAAA-Region 7 Power Ranking for Week 12 sees two teams swap places as a result of the Collins Hill win over Norcross. The remaining six teams are in the same positions they have been since Week 6 of the season.

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Quarterback Camron Tulrey (16) will lead the Mill Creek offense into the GHSA playoffs after the Hawks completed a perfect regular season by beating Peachtree Ridge. Image by Mike Delrio.  

The final week of the Georgia High School Association regular season saw some great football across the state of Georgia, and AAAAAA-Region 7 had some of the best. Week 12 included Peachtree Ridge visiting Mill Creek in a game that would decide the league championship as well as Collins Hill and Norcross squaring off for the No. 3 seed in the GHSA playoffs.

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One of the many offensive weapons Archer has in Jamyest Williams (1). The Tigers are the No. 2 seed from AAAAAA-Region 8. Image courtesy Tony Rowe.

Grayson, Archer, and Central Gwinnett have secured their appearance in the Georgia High School Association state football playoffs from AAAAAA-Region 8, but the final league representative won’t be determined until the results of the final week of the regular season.

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