State Round One Recaps: Thursday Results

15 of our local programs made the state playoffs. Here are the recaps for each of the opening round games (or dates in which they will be played). Of the 5 girls games that took place on April 12, Commerce, Towns, Lumpkin, and Stephens all advanced to the second round. White County’s season came to a close. On April 13, Tallulah Falls and Commerce both fell in their opening-round action. On April 14, both Union County and Habersham Central girls advanced to the second round.

FULL BRACKETS

GIRLS SCORES

#1 Union County Lady Panthers (11-3-1) 10, #4 Therrell (6-6) 0

The Lady Panthers rolled to a 10-0 dominating win over Therrell in the opening round, kicking in the mercy rule just 54 minutes into the match. Lara Turner scored the first goal about 4 minutes in, as she finished with the hat trick.

#2 Jefferson Lady Dragons (10-3) vs #3 Hapeville Charter (2-8)

To be played April 15

#2 Commerce Lady Tigers (18-1) 8, #3 Trion (6-8) 1

The Lady Tigers blasted through Trion in the first round to advance to the Sweet 16 for a second straight season. It was an easy 8-1 win for Commerce over the visitors, and they’ll stay home to take on #4 seed Montgomery County, who pulled off a massive first round upset.

#2 Lumpkin County Indians (15-3-1) 11, #3 Sandy Creek (7-10) 1

It was pure domination from the start, as the Lady Indians rolled past Sandy Creek in their playoff opener. When it was all said and done, Lumpkin won 11-1 to mercy rule the visitors and get into the second round.

#2 Habersham Central Lady Raiders (13-4) 1, #3 Kennesaw Mountain (8-9-1) 0

Habersham Central marches on with a big win at home over Kennesaw Mountain, by a slim 1-0 margin. The defense was outstanding, and one goal was all the Lady Raiders would need!

#3 White County Lady Warriors (12-5) 0, #2 GAC (12-3-3) 5

The Lady Warriors fell in quick fashion, 5-0 on the road at GAC to close their season. White County finishes at 12-5 overall.

#3 Stephens County Lady Indians (8-8) 5, #2 Ringgold (7-6-1) 0

Stephens County earned a clean sheet 5-0 win over Ringgold on the road to advance to the Sweet 16! The Lady Indians also got to .500 overall on the season with the win.

#3 Towns County Lady Indians (10-4) 1, #2 Armuchee (2-3) 0

The Lady Indians notched a stellar 1-0 clean sheet win at Armuchee, pulling off the upset to once again get past the opening round of the state playoffs.

#3 Rabun County Lady Wildcats (2-9) 0, #2 Pace Academy (12-6) 10

Rabun County’s season ended with a 10-0 loss at Pace Academy in the first round of state.

#4 Banks County Lady Leopards (3-10) 11, #1 Lovett (17-3) 0

Banks County dropped an 11-0 game against Lovett to end its season.

BOYS SCORES

#1 Union County (13-2-1) vs #4 Elite Scholars Academy (5-4)

To be played April 15

#2 Jefferson (10-5-2) vs #3 Stephenson (3-8-1)

To be played April 15

#2 Rabun County (7-5) vs #3 Towers (5-5-1)

To be played April 15

#3 Tallulah Falls (10-5-1) 1, #2 Fellowship Christian (9-4) 7

The Indians traveled to Fellowship Christian, and dropped a 7-1 final. It was 3-0 at the break before TFS got on the board in the second half with a Sean Lynes, Jr. goal. This ends Tallulah Falls’ season.

#3 Commerce (11-6) 0, #2 Drew Charter (9-1) 6

The Tigers got a clean sheet posted against them by Drew Charter, one of the top teams in the state. This ends Commerce’s season.

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