Habersham Central made the most of its opportunity when traveling to Douglas County on Friday night. The Raiders, playing in their first playoff game since 2011, weren’t just happy to be there. They wanted to win — and they did so handily.
The Raiders (7-4) did just that, taking down Douglas 35-0 in the school’s first playoff shutout since 1984 under coach John Larry Black.
Habersham Central held a 21-0 halftime lead that it wouldn’t relinquish. The offense has averaged 29.5 points per contest, so while it went above that in the win, it wasn’t a total surprise.
The Raiders’ defense on the other hand, hadn’t pitched a shutout since 2010, so holding a Douglas County team to nothing was a nice surprise.
Habersham now moves on to the second round against #1-seed Creekview, who beat Pope 38-14 Friday night.