Wednesday June 29th, 2022 12:54PM

Soccer: GHS, Buford boys press on, but upset halts Johnson's run

By AccessWDUN Staff

Once again two more northeast Georgia-based soccer teams progressed through the first round of the state playoffs on Friday -- though the fact that Johnson was not one of them proved one of the biggest surprises of the campaign.

Gainesville's boys defeated Harrison 2-0 in Class AAAAAA, while Buford knocked off North Springs 3-1 in Class AAAAA, but the Knights -- one of the most consistently successful programs in the area (Johnson has finished state runner-up in two of the last four seasons) -- fell to Grady 2-1 in overtime in a top 10 first round showdown.

Flowery Branch also fell at Riverwood, 5-2, meaning that of 30 northeast Georgia programs that qualified for state just eight remain: both Buford squads, Chestatee boys, East Hall boys, Flowery Branch girls, Gainesville boys, Jefferson girls and Lakeview Academy girls.

Those programs will do battle in the Sweet 16 on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

(NOTE: For a complete round-up of first round soccer scores and second round match-ups for area teams, simply scroll down.)

Area Teams Results


Gainesville 2, Harrison 0

Grady 2, Johnson 1 OT
Buford 3, North Springs 1
Riverwood 5, Flowery Branch 2

Harrison 7, Habersham Central 0

Buford 8, North Springs 1
Flowery Branch 1, Riverwood 0 
Decatur 6, Johnson 0 


Class AAAA
Chestatee 1, LaGrange 0
Cartersville 2, White County 0
Southeast Whitfield 6, Jefferson 2

Class AAA
East Hall 5, Stone Mountain 1
Pace Academy 4, Dawson County 0
Westminster 5, Fannin County 1
Sonoraville 8, Jackson County 1
Calhoun 3, East Jackson 2 

Class AA
South Atlanta 4, Rabun County 1

Class A
Holy Innocents 5, Riverside Military 1
Paideia 5, Lakeview 1

Class AAA
Calhoun 2, East Jackson 0


Class AAA
Westminster 5, Fannin County 1

Class AAAA
Jefferson 5, Southeast Whitfield 0
Chapel Hill 3, Chestatee 2 
LaGrange 1, White County 0

Class AAA
Lovett 2, Dawson County 0
Pace Academy 2, Lumpkin County 1
Westminster 10, North Hall 0
Adairsville 1, Jackson County 0 OT

Class A
Lakeview 7, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian 4
Holy Innocents 4, Towns County 0

Glynn Academy at Gainesville, May 3

Buford at South Effingham, May 3

Class AAAA
Chestatee at Richmond Academy, May 3

Class AAA
East Hall at Crisp County, May 3

Locust Grove at Buford, May 2
Dutchtown at Flowery Branch, May 2

Class AAAA
Jefferson at Woodward Academy, May 2

Class A
Lakeview at First Presbyterian Day, May 2

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