7-pack: Burke County quarterback Donquell Green accounted for seven touchdowns, including the winning score in overtime of the Bears’ 49-43 win over Wayne County. Green ran for four touchdowns, threw for two and caught another as the Bears won the Region 3-AAAA championship.
No. 1 seeds: Here are the top seeds in the AAAA state playoffs: Griffin, Sandy Creek, Veterans, Dalton, Burke County, Marist, Westover and Monroe Area.
Unbeatens: Sandy Creek, Griffin and Monroe Area are the only three teams to finish the regular season undefeated.
Stepping down: LaGrange coach Donnie Branch has resigned after three seasons. Branch was the defensive coordinator on three LaGrange state championship teams, but went 13-20 as head coach. The Grangers fell to Carrollton, 42-6, in Branch’s last game.
First-timers: Veterans and Locust Grove will meet in the first round of the playoffs. This is the first trip to the playoffs for both teams. The Lanier Longhorns also will be making their playoff debut. The Longhorns, the 3-seed out of Region 8, open at Carver (Atlanta).
Draught ended: Alexander is back on the playoffs for the first time since 1997. The Cougars, the 4-seed out Region 5, open at Dalton.
Chubb watch: Cedartown running back Nick Chubb rushed for 305 yards on 28 carries with two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 41-27 win over Ridgeland. Chubb, a Georgia commitment, finished the regular season with 2,639 yards and 39 touchdowns.