Tuesday January 18th, 2022 5:02PM

PLAYOFF SOCCER: Boys teams look to parley home field into Final 4 berths

By Jeff Hart Sports Reporter
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Home-field advantage was valuable on Tuesday for two of the three northeast Georgia girls soccer teams that made the quarterfinal round. Now, the boys will see what they can do as the attention turns to them on Wednesday in the GHSA state playoffs.

The Flowery Branch and Jefferson girls both got home wins on Tuesday. The Gainesville, Johnson, Jefferson, and Union County boys all will see if they can continue the positive home trend.

The Gainesville boys are looking for their third consecutive trip to the semifinals. The Johnson boys, who are the defending Class 5A state champions, are looking for their third trip to the Final 4 in the last four seasons.

Meanwhile, the Union County boys, who did not qualify for the state tournament last season, are looking for a historic victory. The Leopards are making their deepest playoff run in program history. The Jefferson boys also are into the quarterfinals for the first time.

(Check below for the complete second round schedule.)

GHSA Soccer playoffs, quarterfinal round

Class 6A
Richmond Hill (R2, S1) at Gainesville boys (R8, S1), 6 p.m.*

Class 5A
Fayette County (R3, S4) at Johnson boys (R8, S1), 7 p.m.

Class 3A
Tattnall County (R2, S1) at Jefferson boys (R8, S1), 6 p.m.*

Class 2A
Jeff Davis (R2, S4) at Union County boys (R8, S4), 6 p.m.*

(* -- receives home field courtesy of Universal Coin Flip by GHSA)
(Area teams in bold)

Class 4A
Flowery Branch girls 5, Woodward Academy 1

Class 3A
Jefferson girls 4, Pike County 2

Class 2A
St. Vincents 5, Union County girls 0

  • Associated Categories: Sports, High School Sports
  • Associated Tags: High school soccer, Johnson boys soccer, Flowery Branch girls soccer, Gainesville boys soccer
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