For South Atlanta, finishing first in 6-AAAA Division B has what would seem an obvious benefit: Avoiding a potential matchup with No. 1-ranked Columbia until the region final. But then the realization hits that No. 2 Marist is on the Hornets’ side of the bracket.
“It seems like we always wind up in these regions. This, I feel, is the strongest region in AAAA. Grady, Columbia, Marist and ourselves all are teams that if they play right on any night could beat anybody in the state,” said South Atlanta coach Michael Reddick. “So, avoiding someone? No. Marist beat us here, so, in this region we know we’re going to have to play every night.”
Still perfect: The last unbeaten in AAAA is the Cross Creek girls, who have played two games decided by less than 10 points all year. The Lady Razorbacks beat Hephzibah Friday to finish the regular season 24-0.
Still muddled in 5-AAAA: The Alexander boys secured the top seed for the 5-AAAA tournament by beating Fayette County Friday