Over the final 6:21, the Bulldogs scored the games’ next five points to take re-gain a 7-point lead and held on down the stretch for an electrifying three-point win, 50-47 to not only reach Saturday’s region finals against Grayson but to also clinch its first home playoff game in more than a decade.

Parkview’s track and field program had two top placers, and Archer’s Myles Collins finished high in both distance races over the weekend at the 150-team Last Chance Invitational in Alabama.

Archer linebacker Amos Dahn was the next in a string of local players to commit to play football at the University of West Georgia. 

Collins Hill’s Peter Smithson averaged 7.7 points per dive and totaled 56.65 points on the first day of county swim and dive championships. Four swimmers from different schools occupied the top four spots. Parkview’s Maxwell Pate edged North Gwinnett’s Nicholas Start for second place with 34.21 points. Stark’s 34.19 points settled him in third place in front of Hunter Misuraca from Mill Creek.