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High school football: Gainesville falls to Archer 21-14 in first round of 7A playoffs
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Gainesville High's Naim Cheeks get loose in the Discovery defense Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, during the first quarter of their game at City Park Stadium. - photo by Scott Rogers

On Friday, Gainesville lost to Archer to 21-14 to open the Class 7A state playoffs. With the loss, the Red Elephants season is finished with a 6-5 mark and their 21st straight season playing in the postseason. 

Late in the fourth quarter, Gainesville's Gionni Williams found the end zone on a 4-yard run, then freshman Baxter Wright run it in on the 2-point conversion. 

Archer came right down the field, scoring on a 31-yard pass from Vashaun Stockmann to DJ Moore with less than a minute left in the game.

For Gainesville, sophomore Naim Cheeks had a game-high 23 carries for 133 yards.  

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