Volleyball state playoff matchups
The 2019 regular season is a wrap, and 8 out of 9 local programs punched their tickets for the playoffs. Here are the matchups for each team, from highest classification down.
The Lady Raiders (30-4) took the #3 spot out of Area 8-AAAAAA, despite keeping hold of the top spot for most of the regular season. That means Habersham opens on the road, and might be the best #3 seed out there.
RND 1: @ #2 Allatoona // OCT 19
The Lady Warriors (18-13) made it back to the playoffs for a second straight season, and the third time in 4 years. As the #3 seed out of 7-AAAA, White County “snuck” in after sitting fifth in the regular season standings. That means these girls are peaking at the perfect time.
RND 1: @ #2 Cartersville // OCT 19
The Lady Tigers (24-23) played their best when it mattered most, finishing as the tournament runner-up from 7-AAA. That means hosting the first round in their own building for a second straight year, and making it three years in a row of playoffs for the four-year-old program.
RND 1: vs #3 Haralson County // OCT 19
The Lady Dragons (31-5) just straight up dominated their area 8-AAA and are riding that confidence into the playoffs yet again.
RND 1: vs #4 Lakeview-FO // OCT 19
The Lady Indians (22-20) faced some bad luck in the area tournament after coming into it as the 2nd-best team record-wise. They finished as the #4 seed, with a tough task on the road at a number one seed. This is the third time ever the program has made the playoffs, and the second straight season (Sweet 16 run last year).
RND 1: @ #1 Calhoun // OCT 19
At 14-21, the record doesn’t give a clear image of Rabun County. The Lady Cats went unbeaten among their area rivals to claim that title that comes with a number one seed in the playoffs. This makes a fifth straight playoff run for the girls, who have made the Quarterfinals twice (2018, 2016) and the Sweet 16 another time (2017).
RND 1: vs #4 Armuchee // OCT 19
The 8-AA runner-up Lady Panthers (13-19) almost beat top-ranked Rabun County in the area tournament championship game. Union takes the #2 seed from area, hosting a playoff match. This is the second playoff run in as many years in the 3-year-old program.
RND 1: vs #3 Model // OCT 19
The Lady Indians (21-18) took the runner-up position out of their area, hosting a playoff match for the second year in a row. It’s now four straight playoff runs for TFS, who made the Sweet 16 last year.
RND 1: vs North Cobb Christian // OCT 19