Sweet 16 Previews: trio of teams set for second round
Eight local teams embarked on hopes of winning a state title. After the first round of state tournament action, only 3 survived to the next round. Jefferson, Tallulah Falls, and Union remain alive in postseason play. Here are the second round matchups for each. Matches are slated for Saturday.
#1 JEFFERSON vs #2 SHAW
The Lady Dragons (19-11) earned a Sweet 16 spot with a 3-0 win over Stephenson at home. Jefferson advances to play Shaw at home on Saturday. Shaw is 20-17 overall and unranked in Class 4A. Game time Saturday is 11:30 AM.
#2 TALLULAH FALLS @ #1 ELCA
The Lady Indians (23-11) secured a second straight Sweet 16 spot with a 3-0 win over Fellowship Christian. Tallulah Falls will now take on overall #1-ranked Eagles Landing Christian. ELCA is 37-5 overall and ranked #1 in Class 1A Private. The Saturday match is scheduled to begin at 3 PM.
#1 UNION COUNTY vs #2 JOHNSON, AUG
Union County (16-7) advanced to the Sweet 16 win an easy 3-0 win over Pepperell. The Lady Panthers will take on Johnson, Augusta in the Sweet 16. Johnson is 9-5 overall. Saturday’s game is to start at 12 PM.