THOMASTON — At least five of the eight northeast Georgia teams still remaining in the 2020 Georgia High School Association football playoffs could garner home field advantage in the quarterfinals.
Per GHSA by-law 4.39, a “universal” coin toss was conducted to determine which part of the bracket would be “home” in all classes of the quarterfinals if the two competing teams are equal seeds.
The universal coin toss result determined that the TOP team in the official GHSA playoff bracket will be the designated home team in the quarterfinal round in cases where equal seeds meet.
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.
As a result of the coin flip, Buford in Class 6A, Jefferson in Class 4A, Cherokee Bluff in Class 3A, Rabun County in Class 2A, and Commece in Class A Public all would be gauranteed home field in the quarterfinals if they win on Friday night in the second round.