Each of the Georgia’s survivors to the ‘final four’ in Class AAAAAA beat sine odds to make it this far.
Here is a look at how each defied one odd or another:
Colquitt County – The Packers were ranked No. 2 in preseason, so it’s no surprise they are here. But history is still being made. Colquitt is in the semifinals for the fourth straight season. The last school to do that in the highest classification was Valdosta (1968-71). What’s more surprising is that Colquitt is a No. 4 seed and won three playoff games on the road. A fourth seed makes the semis in the highest class more than in any other class, but Colquitt is still just the fifth to do it. The others were 1997 Colquitt County, 2002 East Coweta, 2006 Peachtree Ridge and 2011 Lassiter. Only Peachtree Ridge among those advanced to the final. Peachtree Ridge tied Roswell to share the title.
Lovejoy – Ranked seventh in preseason, Lovejoy also is no surprise to win its region or make the semifinals. The Wildcats were the