The Buford boys survived one of their toughest challenges of the season Thursday holding off Cartersville 80-73 to advance to their second straight Class AAA Final Four.
Meanwhile, Jefferson put up a solid fight for a half before falling to defending Class AA state champion Greater Atlanta Christian 60-47 at home.
Buford moves on to play Callaway at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Class AAA semifinals at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville. The Wolves are back in the state semifinals for the second straight season and third time in four years.
The Lady Wolves will also play on Saturday in Milledgeville, taking on Pike County at 4:45 p.m. Buford's girls are back in the state "Final Four" after a one year absence. The Lady Wolves made four straight appearances 2009-12, winning the state championship 2009-11.
THURSDAY'S QUARTERFINAL STATE PLAYOFF RESULTS
Buford boys 80, Cartersville 73
Greater Atlanta Christian boys 60, Jefferson 47
SATURDAY'S STATE SEMIFINAL SCHEDULE FOR AREA TEAMS
At Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville
-- 3 p.m., Buford boys vs. Callaway
-- 4:45 p.m., Buford girls vs. Pike County