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Playoff picture becomes clearer for area teams

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Four area teams have earned No. 1 seeds for the upcoming GHSA state playoffs.

Receiver Vicente Thompkins helped Laney win its region and earn a top seed in the Class AA state playoffs, which start Friday.  JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/FILE
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Receiver Vicente Thompkins helped Laney win its region and earn a top seed in the Class AA state playoffs, which start Friday.

Class AAAA Burke County, Class AAA Washington County and two teams from Class AA – Laney and Washington-Wilkes – all won their region titles this year, giving them a game with a No. 4. seed in the first round.

But they weren’t the only local programs to reach the postseason.

In Class AAAAA, Lakeside is the only area representative.

In Class AAA, Jefferson County grabbed Region 3-AAA’s second seed and Thomson took No. 3.

In Class AA, Westside earned a third seed, with Screven County getting a fourth.

The Class A brackets won’t be finalized until the power ratings are released. The Class A public and private state playoffs don’t begin until Nov. 22.

GHSA STATE PLAYOFFS

Class AAAAA

• Lakeside at TBD

Class AAAA

• Worth County at Burke County

Class AAA

• Johnson (Savannah) at Washington County

• Southeast Bulloch at Jefferson County

• Thomson at Pierce County

Class AA

• TBD at Laney

• Wesleyan at Washington-Wilkes

• Westside at Thomasville

• Screven County at Brooks County

JACKETS LEARN SEED: With a boost from the region championship won Friday, North Augusta earned the No. 3 seed for the SCHSL Class AAAA, Division II state playoffs.

The Yellow Jackets will play Laurens, seeded 14th, in the first round, which is this Friday.

North Augusta wouldn’t play on the road until the state semifinals, if No. 2 Northwestern makes it there. The Yellow Jackets would have to win twice to make the semifinals.

WEEKLY LEADERS

RUSHING: Aquinas’ Ruben Garnett ran for 309 yards in a 33-32 win against First Presbyterian Day.

PASSING: Trib Reece, of North Augusta, threw for 307 yards in a 33-24 win against Dutch Fork.

RECEIVING: North Augusta’s Keyon West had 106 yards in a 33-24 win against Dutch Fork.


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