Playoffs set for local volleyball teams
The 2021 regular season is officially in the books, and the playoff slates have been released by GHSA. Here are the first round matchups. First round games are scheduled to take place between October 19-20.
#3 BANKS COUNTY @ #2 ARMUCHEE
The Lady Leopards (18-15) are just 2 seasons in as a program, and already in their second playoff appearance. This group has been very good, and travel to Armuchee (30-3), who are ranked #4 in the state. Their game is slated for Wednesday.
#3 HABERSHAM CENTRAL @ #2 KENNESAW MTN
The Lady Raiders (25-14) travel to Kennesaw Mountain (24-17), and a win would be a return trip to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2016. Their match is scheduled for Wednesday.
#1 JEFFERSON vs #4 STEPHENSON
The Lady Dragons (18-11) earned a third straight region championship, and host Stephenson (2-7-1) in round one. Their match is Wednesday.
#3 LUMPKIN COUNTY @ #2 SANDY CREEK
The Lady Indians (17-19) are the third seed in 7-AAA, taking to the road against Sandy Creek (33-7), the #1-ranked team in 3A. Lumpkin has made the Sweet 16 twice in the last 3 seasons. This match is on Tuesday.
#4 STEPHENS COUNTY @ #1 LAFAYETTE
The Lady Indians (6-17) snuck into the postseason, making it for the second year in a row, and go to powerhouse Lafayette (39-6). This is a Tuesday match.
#2 TALLULAH FALLS vs #3 FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN
The Lady Indians (22-11) secured a fourth straight region runner-up finish, and host Fellowship Christian (18-16) on Wednesday. TFS has made the Sweet 16 twice prior, including last season. This match is Wednesday.
#1 UNION COUNTY vs #4 PEPPERELL
Union County (15-7) won back-to-back region titles, and now look to repeat last year’s Final Four run when hosting Pepperell (13-27). This is on Wednesday.
#4 WHITE COUNTY @ #1 GAC
The Lady Warriors (16-15) have an unenviable task of going to #2-ranked GAC (30-8). This marks the fourth straight playoff run for White County. This is a Tuesday match.