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State playoff brackets finalized for softball

The 2019 regular season and region tournaments are officially in the books. Now, many local programs make their preseason dreams a reality as the GHSA State Playoff brackets are set. Teams with home series to open are: Banks, Jefferson, Union, and Lumpkin (and likely Commerce). Of our 11 local programs, 8 are in the playoffs. White County, Towns County (unlikely) and Dawson County were held out this year.

CLASS 6A

HABERSHAM CENTRAL

The Lady Raiders (11-11) took the #4 spot out of the ever-tough Region 8-AAAAAA. This marks the first time since 2013 that Habersham has made the postseason, doing it under first year head coach Bill Bradley.

RND 1: @ #1 Creekview // OCT 8-9

CLASS 4A

STEPHENS COUNTY

The Lady Indians (13-12) made it back to the playoffs for a fourth straight season. The girls earned the #3 spot out of 8-AAAA.

RND 1: @ #2 Lafayette // OCT 8-9

CLASS 3A

LUMPKIN COUNTY

The Lady Indians (16-11) finished the season strong, earning the runner-up position out of 7-AAA, thus stapling down a home playoff series for the second year in a row. This marks four straight seasons of playoff ball, and 7 of the last 8.

RND 1: vs #3 Westminster // OCT 9-10

JEFFERSON

The Lady Dragons (21-8) were the runner-up out of of 8-AAA, earning a playoff home series.

RND 1: vs #3 Sonoraville // OCT 9-10

CLASS 2A

BANKS COUNTY

The high-flying Lady Leopards (24-3) are back at their same old tricks, earning the 8-AA title outright. That guarantees first round and second at home before the Elite 8. This is 7 out of the last 8 years going to the playoffs, and three years in a row looking to make it to Columbus.

RND 1: vs #4 KIPP // OCT 8-9

UNION COUNTY

The 8-AA runner-up Lady Panthers (13-13) almost beat top-ranked Banks County in the tournament championship game. Union takes the #2 seed from region, meaning they’ll play the first series at home.

RND 1: vs #3 Therrell // OCT 8-9

RABUN COUNTY

What a tremendous turnaround for a team that only won 3 games last year, and zero the year prior. These girls (11-7) earned the #3 seed from the tough 8-AA.

RND 1: @ #2 S Atlanta // OCT 8-9

1A Public

COMMERCE

The Lady Tigers (19-7) are a shoe-in, but their seeding via the Power Ratings are not released at this time.

RND 1: vs TBA // OCT 9-10

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