Pitch Update: Where each team stands entering final week

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With very little soccer left to be played in 2018, we break down each team’s chances of making the state playoffs (boys and girls).


WHO’S IN: Dawson County, Habersham Central, Lumpkin County, Rabun County
WHO’S OUT: Towns County, Union County, White County
WHO’S GOT WORK TO DO: Banks County, Stephens County


WHO’S IN: Dawson County, Lumpkin County, Rabun County, White County
WHO’S OUT: Banks County, Habersham Central, Union County
WHO’S GOT WORK TO DO: Stephens County, Towns County

Banks County

BOYS: 2-13-1 (2-3-1; T-4th 8-AA) 5% Chance
GIRLS: 3-11 (2-3; 5th 8-AA) 0% Chance

Boys are tied for fourth with Monticello in region play, but they don’t play each other at all according to Eurosport Scoreboard…we’re not sure what that means for them. The girls are locked into the fifth spot in region, so are mathematically eliminated.

Dawson County

BOYS: 5-6 (3-2; 3rd 7-AAA) 100% Chance
GIRLS: 9-2 (4-1; 2nd 7-AAA) 100% Chance

Dawson County boys and girls are both locked in. The Tigers are fortunate to have beaten Lumpkin County, so worst case if they lose their finale against East Hall, they’ll hold a tie-break over Lumpkin and Fannin (should Fannin win). If North Hall wins their game and Dawson loses to East Hall, the Tigers will at worst be fourth in the region. The girls long ago secured a state playoff spot, and a home playoff game as well.

Habersham Central

BOYS: 7-8 (6-4; 3rd 8-AAAAAA) 100% Chance
GIRLS: 3-11-2 (2-8; 5th 8-AAAAAA) 0% Chance

The Raiders are back in the playoffs after a one-year hiatus, while the Lady Raiders are eliminated from playoff contention.

Lumpkin County

BOYS: 7-7-1 (3-3; 4th 7-AAA) 100% Chance
GIRLS: 10-3-1 (4-2; 3rd 7-AAA) 100% Chance

The girls locked up the #3 spot in region. The boys dropped some close matches, but worst case if North Hall and Fannin both win their final region games, they’re all tied for fourth…but Lumpkin beat them both so they’re definitely in.

Rabun County

BOYS: 6-3 (4-1; 3rd Region 8-AA) 100% Chance
GIRLS: 3-6 (3-2; 4th Region 8-AA) 100% Chance

If the Cats can beat Putnam in the finale, they’ll take the #2-seed out of 8-AA, earning a home playoff match. Worst case, they’re staying at #3. The girls are locked into the #4-seed.

Stephens County

BOYS: 2-9 (0-3; 6th 8-AAAA)  5% Chance
GIRLS: 6-5-1 (0-3; 6th 8-AAAA) 10% Chance

Two region games left for the Lady Indians…they MUST win both against Jefferson and Oconee to get into the top four. The Indians are in the same boat. They HAVE to win both to tie for fourth with Jefferson and earn the tie-breaker over the Dragons to make the playoffs.

Towns County

BOYS: 0-10 (0-5; 7th 8-A) 0% Chance
GIRLS: 7-3 (3-1; 2nd 8-A) 90% Chance

Something crazy would have to happen for the girls not to score high enough in the power ratings to not make the playoffs. They are set to finish as runner-up in the region.

Union County

BOYS: 3-8-1 (0-6; 7th 7-AAA) 0% Chance
GIRLS: 8-6 (1-5; 6th 7-AAA) 0% Chance

White County

BOYS: 7-8-1 (0-4; 5th 7-AAAA) 0% Chance
GIRLS: 7-6-2 (2-2; 3rd 7-AAAA) 100% Chance

The Lady Warriors are in to the playoffs for the fifth straight year, and have locked up the #3-seed!jacky-jones-trade

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