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This week: 3 GHS teams still vying for titles
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State playoffs, quarterfinals

Carrollton at Gainesville, 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
Pierce County at Buford, 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

State playoffs, semifinals

St. Pius X boys at Gainesville, 8 p.m.



State playoffs, semifinals

Allatoona girls at Gainesville, 7 p.m.
Buford girls at Greater Atlanta Christian, TBA

Gainesville High has already claimed a pair of state championships this spring. Three other Red Elephants squads are still in the running this week for the state’s top prize, including both soccer programs.

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: The No. 4 Gainesville boys (18-1-1) have proven extremely talented this season, winning their first three playoff games without allowing a goal. However, the task gets a bit more difficult this week as third-ranked St. Pius X (17-2-1) pays a visit to City Park Stadium for the state semifinals at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Gainesville.

The Golden Lions have won their first three playoff matches by a combined 18-1 margin,
including an 11-1 win over Drew in the second round.

The only loss in state for St. Pius in the regular season was a 2-0 loss to Woodward Academy in the finale.

The Red Elephants’ track record this season has been equally impressive. Gainesville is coming off back-to-back 4-0 playoff wins, including last Friday’s win against fifth-ranked Columbus in Gainesville.

The Lady Red Elephants (16-3-2) advanced into the semifinals with an exciting 2-1 win over Carrollton in the quarterfinals, and will face Allatoona on Wednesday in the state semifinals at City Park Stadium.

Allatoona (18-2-1) advanced to the state semifinals with a 4-0 win over Woodward Academy on Saturday.

In Class AA, the Buford girls (16-5) are still alive, following Saturday’s 9-1 win against Jackson County in Buford. The second-ranked Lady Wolves have steamrolled through the first three rounds of the postseason with a combined 26-1 margin of victory.

On Wednesday, Buford visits Greater Atlanta Christian in the state semifinals. GAC is coming off a 7-0 win against Dawson County in the quarterfinals on Saturday night.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: The Red Elephants have only needed four games to get through the first two best-of-three playoff series to this point. And none of those games were even close.

On Tuesday, No. 2 Gainesville (29-0) plays host to Carrollton (17-11) starting with a doubleheader scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at Ivey-Watson Field.

In the second round, the Red Elephants advanced with two lopsided wins against West Laurens, while the second-seeded Trojans needed three games to top Spalding in Griffin.

In Class AA, Buford is still alive after its second-round sweep of Morgan County last Thursday. This week, the Wolves draw Pierce County, a rematch of last year’s state quarterfinals, again in Buford.

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