Georgia High School Football Playoffs Are Here
The Georgia High School Association football regular season has come to an end and now the race to Georgia State University’s Center Parc stadium begins as the state championship tournament will begin this weekend with games taking place on Friday and Saturday. And once the postseason action begins, there will be several familiar programs including seven of the eight 2021 state champions, with Collins Hill the only title winner from last season not returning to the playoffs.
In Class 7A, the Buford Wolves will look to make history on multiple fronts as they continue their run for their fourth consecutive state title and 15th in program history. Should the Wolves complete the task, not only would it mark the second time Buford would have won four straight championships, but they will be the first and only program to have won a state title in every classification from 1A Public through 7A. The remaining defending champs entering the postseason include Warner Robins, who are two time defending champs, Benedictine, Cedar Grove, Fitzgerald, Trinity Christian and Brooks County, all looking to win back to back titles.
In addition to the seven defending champs returning to the postseason, all eight of the runner-ups have made their way back to the championship tournament including the Langston Hughes Panthers and the Prince Avenue Christian Wolverines, who both wrapped their regular seasons at unbeaten and winning their respective region championships. For the Panthers, they claimed their second consecutive region title while the Wolverines won their third straight. In all, 256 teams will hit the turf this weekend, hoping to go 1-0 for the week, keeping their postseason alive and advance to the round of 16. So buckle up Georgia, high school playoff football is here!