Second-round matchups for Gwinnett teams in the state high school football playoffs:
NORCROSS — The Norcross High School football team opened the Class AAAAAAA playoffs against South Forsyth High School for the second consecutive season Friday night.
SUWANEE — After throwing for four touchdown passes in a regular season win over Alpharetta, Collins Hill quarterback Sam Horn went even bigger for the postseason contest.
LOGANVILLE — Hoping for a quick start to his football team's first-round playoff game at home against Tift County, Grayson head coach Adam Carter thought starting Jake Garcia at quarterback would give them the best chance to do that.
NORCROSS — Greater Atlanta Christian opened the Class AAA football playoffs Friday night with a 37-7 win over visiting Franklin County.
LAWRENCEVILLE — With the score tied late in the fourth quarter, Archer wide receiver D.J. Moore was wide open when he dropped a short pass in front of his sideline.
LILBURN — Coming off a tough region loss to finish the regular season, Parkview desperately wanted to turn that around in the opening round of the Class AAAAAAA football playoffs.
SUWANEE — Faced with a prolific opposing offense in its first-round Class AAAAAAA state playoff football game against Cherokee, North Gwinnett decided to fight power with power.
ROSWELL — It was a tale of two halves in the first round of the Class AAAAAAA state football playoffs for Mill Creek, which allowed 21 unanswered points in the final 16 minutes to drop a crushing 28-27 game to Roswell.
BUFORD — Buford overwhelmed visiting Douglas County in the second quarter Friday night for a 48-0 victory in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state football playoffs.
PEACHTREE CORNERS — Wesleyan scored the football game’s final 14 points, including Griffin Caldwell’s game-winning touchdown with barely more than two minutes left, for a 34-28 win over Athens Christian in Friday’s Class A Private first round.
MOULTRIE — In his first varsity start, junior quarterback Zane Touchton completed 15 of 17 passes for 287 yards and four touchdowns to lead Colquitt County to a 49-3 first-round Class AAAAAAA playoff victory over Brookwood on Friday on Tom White Field at Mack Tharpe Stadium.
MILTON — Undefeated Milton pulled away from Peachtree Ridge for a 45-14 victory Friday in the first round of the Class AAAAAAA state football playoffs.
CUMMING — Meadowcreek’s football team fell into an early deficit, but fought back before eventually losing its Class AAAAAAA state playoff opener 39-14 at West Forsyth on Friday.
BOGART — Top-ranked Prince Avenue Christian eliminated Hebron Christian with a 63-21 victory Friday in the first round of the Class A Private state playoffs.
SNELLVILLE — Devon Barnes scored 30 points Friday in host Shiloh’s 59-52 victory over eighth-ranked South Cobb at the Holiday Hoopsgiving showcase.
TYRONE — Grayson’s boys basketball team overcame top prospect Jabari Smith and host Sandy Creek, ranked first in Class AAA, for a 66-54 victory Wednesday in the On The Radar Showcase.
DACULA — Grayson capped a perfect run to the Dacula Tip-Off Classic championship Tuesday with a 50-37 victory over Archer.
SUWANEE — Grayson’s boys basketball team slipped past North Gwinnett 68-65 Tuesday in the Jared Cook Tip-Off Classic.