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What you need to know as East Hall boys face Decatur in Class AAA soccer state title game
Senior striker Leo Toledo (78 goals) will lead top-ranked Vikings Thursday in Macon
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East Hall's Leo Toledo (10) pushes the ball downfield during Friday night’s Class AAA quarterfinal game as plays Blessed Trinity in state playoffs. - photo by Erin O. Smith

Class AAA state championship game

Who: No. 1 East Hall (21-1) vs. No. 5 Decatur (15-3-1)

When: 2:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Five Star Stadium, 1327 Stadium Dr, Macon, GA 31207

Tickets: $12 per day

The East Hall boys soccer team is seeking its first state title in program history Thursday afternoon at Mercer University's Five Star Stadium in Macon. 

Here are the news and notes you need to know as the Vikings and Bulldogs clash in the GHSA Class AAA state championship. 

NOTES: Led by senior striker Leo Toledo, (78 goals, 17 so far in postseason) East Hall has run riot through the Class AAA playoffs, winning each of its tournament games so far by a combined score of 28-5.

The Vikings defeated Gordon Central (9-0), Peach County (10-1), Blessed Trinity (4-3) and Savannah Arts Academy (5-1) to reach Thursday's final. 

Decatur (No. 3 seed from Region 4-AAA) defeated Islands (4-0), Jefferson (1-0), Sonoraville (4-2) and Oconee County (2-1) en route to the championship game.

East Hall (No. 1 seed from Region 7-AAA) is riding a 13-game winning streak. Its only loss on the season came to top-ranked and undefeated Johnson, which will play Saturday in the Class AAAA state title game.

The Vikings have scored 139 goals in 22 games so far this season. This is the school's first trip to the state title game.

Toledo, a Mercer University commit, scored 60 goals in his junior year on his way to earning The Times' 2015 All-Area Boys Soccer Player of the Year honor. So far, he's scored 17 playoff goals this spring, including four against Gordon Central, six against Peach County, three against Blessed Trinity, four against Savannah Arts. 

PLAYOFF HISTORY: According to the GHSA, the Decatur boys soccer team has won a state title twice in program history (1977, 2003), while East Hall is seeking its first boys soccer state championship.

Class AAA state championship game

Who: No. 1 East Hall (21-1) vs. No. 5 Decatur (15-3-1)

When: 2:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Five Star Stadium, 1327 Stadium Dr, Macon, GA 31207

Tickets: $12 per day

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