The plot got thicker in Region 6-AAA, which won’t have its four playoff teams decided until the final week.
On Friday night, Blessed Trinity beat St. Pius 21-20 and Woodward Academy beat Cedar Grove 17-14. Decatur, the other team in the equation, blasted McNair 48-0.
That means Woodward and Blessed Trinity are tied at the top of the 6-AAA standings with one loss. Woodward’s season is over, while Blessed Trinity finishes with Cedar Grove. If they end up tied, Blessed Trinity will get the nod because of its 27-17 win over Woodward.
Blessed Trinity seized control of the situation thanks to quarterback Conor Davis, who threw for 113 yards and two touchdowns to Colin Bradley. Tailback Milton Shelton ran for 142 yards and one score.
Woodward got a touchdown pass from Terry Googer to Jacob Robertson and took the lead when Elijah Holyfield scored on a run.
That leaves St. Pius, Cedar Grove and Decatur with two league losses apiece. St. Pius and Decatur play in the season finale next week.
Other observations from Friday night:
White County in passenger’s seat: The Warriors beat West Hall 14-0 and will finish No. 2 in Region 7-AAA if it beats Banks County. White (7-2) scored on two passes, one a halfback option, and posted its third shutout of the season.
Buford rolls again: The No. 1-ranked Wolves took a 35-0 halftime lead and rolled up 497 yards of offense in a 70-6 win. Evyn Cooper carried twice for 129 yards and two touchdowns. The Buford defense recovered three fumbles and intercepted two passes. Buford plays at North Hall in the season finale next week.
North Hall prepares for showdown: The Trojans ran up 548 yards in a 63-7 win over Banks County. Zac Little had 89 yards and two touchdowns and Andrew Smith ran for 82 yards and two touchdowns for North Hall (8-1).
Carver nails down 2-AAA title: No. 4 Carver (8-1) accumulated 486 yards and beat Peach County 44-9 to clinch the Region 2 championship. The Tigers ran the ball at will and led 24-0 after the first quarter. Dequindre Coleman rushed for 156 and one touchdow, Noah Hickey added 109 and two touchdowns and quarterback Jawon Pass tacked on 76 and one touchdown and also threw for a score.
More points for Washington County: The No. 3-ranked Waco Kids (8-0) whipped Dodge County 62-16. Melvin Hill rushed for 129 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback A.J. Gray threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score.
Kawon-abunga! North Oconee running back Kawon Bryant became the second player in Georgia to surpass the 2,000-yard mark this season on Friday in a 46-29 win over rival Oconee County. The junior rushed for 297 times and four touchdowns. He now has 2,257 yards and 39 rushing touchdowns.
Central nails down No. 2 spot in Region 4: The Central Carroll Lions (8-2) will be hosting a state playoff game for the first time in 12 years thanks to Friday’s 34-28 win over Chapel Hill. Curtis Davenport rushed for 68 yards and caught two touchdown pass to lead Central. The win means Central will finish as the second seed from the region.