Lanier edged Gainesville 10-3 in the regular season finale on Friday night at Sugar Hill.
Gainesville (5-5, 3-2 in Region 8-AAAAAA) will go to next week's state playoffs as the No. 3 seed in Region 8-AAAAAA.
Jim Barnett threw 108 yards in the losing effort to Lanier. KD Smith rushed for 98 yards for the Red Elephants.
Gainesville's first-round playoff foe is undetermined.