State Round One Recaps: Friday Results
15 of our local programs made the state playoffs. Here are the recaps for each of the opening round games. Commerce, Habersham Central, Jefferson, Lumpkin County, Stephens County, Towns County, and Union County girls have all advanced to the second round. The Jefferson, Rabun County, and Union County boys also advanced. That gives us 10 local teams alive in the second round.
#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 (11-3) 11, #3 Hapeville Charter (2-9) 0
The Lady Dragons punched their Sweet 16 ticket with an 11-0 mercy-rule win over Hapeville Charter in a complete clinic by Jefferson.
#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) 0, #1 Lovett (17-3) 11
Banks County dropped an 11-0 game against Lovett to end its season.
#1 Union County (14-2-1) 8, #4 Elite Scholars Academy (5-5) 2
Union County dominated on the way to an 8-2 win over Elite Scholars Academy, advancing to the Sweet 16! The Panthers scored the first 8 goals of the match.
#2 Jefferson (11-5-2) 8, #3 Stephenson (3-9-1) 0
The Dragons had no problems with Stephenson, winning 8-0 at home to punch a Sweet 16 ticket!
#2 Rabun County (8-5) 6, #3 Towers (5-6-1) 0
The Wildcats shut out Towers by a 6-0 final, advancing to the second round. It was an impressive night for the offense and defense alike.
#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.