ICYMI: 3rd round playoff wrap – Jefferson earns semifinal berth, Gainesville, Buford shocked

By AccessWDUN Staff
Posted 8:03AM on Monday 27th November 2023 ( 4 months ago )

The quarterfinal round of the GHSA playoffs was a rough one for northeast Georgia area teams on Friday. 

Six teams spanning five classifications entered the Elite 8 round, just Jefferson came out on the other end and earned a trip to the state semifinals.

The Dragons blew out Harris County on the road, 35-12 in Class 5A. The Dragons will hit the road once more next week traveling to Creekside in southwest Atlanta.

Gainesville was shocked by Woodward Academy, 20-17, in Class 6A while Buford saw their season come to a screeching halt in a slugfest at Grayson, 19-14, in Class 7A.

Lumpkin County saw their historic season come to an end against Savannah Christian in a 42-21 loss in Class 3A.

Commerce lost a heartbreaker to Bryan County, 24-16, while Rabun County had its season conclude with a 39-13 loss at Brooks County, both of those games coming in Class A Division 1.


Brooks County 39, Rabun County 13
Bryan County 24, Commerce 16
Grayson 19, Buford 14
Jefferson 35, Harris County 12
Savannah Christian 42, Lumpkin County 21
Woodward Academy 20, Gainesville 17

(Area teams in bold)

Jefferson running back Sammy Brown

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