Semifinals Scores & Recaps
Rabun County and Jefferson both had long bus rides to the Semifinals. Here were the results.
#1 Callaway 41, #1 Rabun County 17
The Wildcats fell behind 14-0 quickly. After coming back to get within 14-10, Callaway went on a 27-0 run to put the game away. Gunner Stockton had a rushing TD and a passing score to Adriel Clark. Clark set the single-season TD record with his 28th of the season.
#1 Jefferson 42, #1 Benedictine 35
Malaki Starks had a legendary game, as the Dragons advanced to their first title game since 2012. Constantly Benedictine would take a lead, only to see Jefferson knot it up. It was tied at 7 after one, as Starks had a 2-yd TD run. Kolton Jones had a 22-yd TD in the second to tie it at 14, as that held to the break. After going down 21-14 in the third, Starks scored on a 5-yd run to tie it back up, and did it again to tie it at 28 with a 6-yd TD by Starks. It was tied at 28 going into the fourth. Starks threw a 32-yd TD pass to Spencer Neese to push the Dragons ahead with 10:20 to go, but Benedictine responded quickly to tied it at 35. With 4:52 left, Starks scored on a 65-yd run to put the Dragons up 42-35. Benedictine drove down to the 12-yard line, but Starks came up with a game-sealing end zone interception.
#1 Buford 45, #1 Valdosta 26