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Area soccer teams can clinch state championship berths in Tuesday's semifinal round
Five remaining squads face huge challenges in late stages of playoffs
East Hall's Sergio Turcios, right, gets past Tattnall's Yulius Ornelas, left, and Silvestre Camacho prior to scoring a goal for the Vikings last Saturday afternoon during the first half of the Vikings Class AAA playoff match at East Hall Stadium.
Elie Viviant is well aware of the test awaiting his Gainesville boys soccer team in the Class 6A semifinals — and the slim odds most believe the Red Elephants have of passing it. After winning its first three playoff contests by two goals apiece, Gainesville will have to go through powerhouse program Dalton if it wants to reach the state championship game. The top-ranked Catamounts cruised to three straight state championships from 2013-2015 and are the presumed favorite to add another trophy to their collection this season.
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