And then there were three. Jefferson, Rabun County and Buford move on to the Georgia High School Association quarterfinals this week.
On Friday night, Buford's hard-nosed defense and a brutal offense led them to a 44-15 win over Hughes. Jefferson gutted out a 28-22 win over Carver-Columbus with a fourth-quarter score from the Tigers in Memorial Stadium. Gunner Stockton led Rabun County to a 27-24 overtime victory over Bleckley County.
This week Buford will clash with Valdosta at home in Tom Riden Stadium, Jefferson will travel to Savannah to face Benedictine, and Rabun will play Callaway on the road in Hogansville.