THOMSON — Per GHSA by-law 4.39, a “universal” coin toss was conducted to determine which part of the bracket would be “home” in the Class 2A through 7A quarterfinals if the two competing teams are equal seeds.
The universal coin toss came up “tails” meaning that the bottom team in the official GHSA playoff bracket will be the designated home team in the quarterfinal round in cases where equal seeds meet.
For northeast Georgia area teams, that would mean Jefferson in Class 3A and Rabun County in Class 2A -- both region champs -- would hit the road if matched up with other No. 1 seeds. Buford in Class 5A, North Hall in Class 3A, and Union County in Class 2A are all No. 2 seeds as they get ready for the second round on Friday.
This is only for games between equal seeds. In all other cases, the higher-seeded team will host as usual. Also, this is only for quarterfinal round games. A new universal coin toss will be conducted before the semifinal round.