Mays and Grady Advance to Round 2 of State Football Playoffs, Season Ends for Carver and Jackson

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The Mays Raiders will face Houston County in the second round of the Class AAAAA GHSA state football playoffs, Friday in Warner Robins.



Two Atlanta Public Schools high schools will compete in the second round of the Georgia High School Association state football playoffs, while two others saw their seasons come to a close.

— Benjamin E. Mays improved its record to 10-1 this season with a dominant 31-0 win over Creekview (Cherokee County) in the Class AAAAA division. It was the third shutout of the season for the Raiders’ defense, while the offense compiled 400 passing yards. Quarterback BJ Phillips ran for a touchdown and threw three touchdown passes, one each to Randrecous Davis, Corey Reed and Jamauri Elliott.
Who’s Next:  The Raiders, the No. 2 seed from Region 6, will travel south to Warner Robins on Friday to take on Houston County (10-1), the No. 1 seed from Region 2. Houston County advanced into the second round by defeating South Effingham 56-6.
Where:  McDonnell-Talbert Stadium | 400 South Davis Drive, Warner Robins
When:  Friday, Nov. 20 | 7:30 p.m.

— Henry Grady (7-4) erased a 21-7 first half deficit and advanced to the second round in the Class AAAA division by defeating Northwest Whitfield (Whitfield County) 28-27. Grady quarterback Caylin Newton ran for 113 yards and a touchdown and threw for 198 yards and a touchdown to Kemari Averett, who also blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown.

The Grady Grey Knights will face Thomson in the second round of the Class AAAA GHSA state football playoffs, Friday in Thomson.

Who’s Next:  The Grey Knights, the No. 3 seed from Region 6, will head south to face Thomson (McDuffie County), the No. 1 seed from Region. The Bulldogs (10-1) advanced by defeating Veterans 49-35.

Where:  The Brickyard | 1160 White Oak Road, Thomson
When:  Friday, Nov. 20 | 7:30 p.m.


— George Washington Carver fought hard but was defeated by Dalton (Dalton City)    17-7. The Panthers finished the season 7-4.

— Maynard Jackson was defeated by Dodge County 45-3. The Jaguars finished the season 6-5.

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