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Georgia High School Football Playoffs: 2A Preview


Favorite: Carver-Columbus

Predicted Final Four: Carver-Columbus, Calhoun, Buford, Swainsboro

Easiest Draw: Swainsboro. The Tigers get 5-5 Brooks County and then 8-2 Morgan County or 7-3 Vidalia. Swainsboro gets to avoid Region 6 until at least the quarterfinals and gets the weakest playoff team out of a strong Region 1.

Toughest Draw: Elbert County. Though they are in the same quarter bracket as Swainsboro, their draw is much more difficult. In Round One, the Blue Devils play the toughest four seed in Lovett. In Round Two, Elbert County would most likely play 9-1 Dade County. In the quarterfinals, the Blue Devils would probably play undefeated Swainsboro.

Best Round One Matchups:

Georgia High School Football Playoffs: 4A Preview



Favorite: Clarke Central

Predicted Final Four: Flowery Branch, Chattahoochee, Northside-Warner Robins, Clarke Central

Easiest Draw: Chattahoochee. Chattahoochee's matchups are favorable because of the types of teams they will play. Up until the quarterfinals, the Cougars should be able to outscore whoever the face.

Toughest Draw: Flowery Branch. Of all of the three seeds in 4A, Southwest DeKalb is the one with the best shot at beating Flowery Branch. If the Falcons survive that, they get to play undefeated Kell in the second round.

Best Round One Matchups:

Regents OK New UGA Engineering Program

ATLANTA --  The state Board of Regents will allow the University of Georgia to offer engineering degrees.

The regents approved the new UGA program Tuesday by a vote of 9-8.

The proposal was criticized by Gov. Sonny Perdue last month and has drawn fire from Georgia Tech, which is the state's public
engineering school.

UGA officials say the new programs would help provide the state with more workers and draw more federal research dollars to the campus. But Georgia Tech officials say the state cannot afford to duplicate programs amid the worst fiscal crisis in recent history.

The move comes after the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta
opened a satellite medical program at UGA in partnership with the Athens-based university.

Georgia High School Football Predictions: Week 11

MARIETTA, GA -- The final week of Georgia high school football has arrived and many teams are in a must-win situation. Will they get that win? Massey Matchups lets you know.

Don't see a prediction for the game you are interested in? Make your own Massey Matchups.

Woodstock 26, Walton 18

Etowah 27, Lassiter 14

Flowery Branch 35, Clarke Central 32

Buford 26, Westminster 13

Chattahoochee 40, Rome 12

Wesleyan 27, Eagle's Landing Christian Academy 26

North Atlanta 25, Arabia Mountain 14

Griffin 18, Starr's Mill 17

Week 11 Game of the Week Nominees

MARIETTA, GA -- The final week of the regular season is upon us and with many region championships and playoff spots still on the line, the stakes are high. Which game did the fans vote as Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week?

Woodstock at Walton won this week's award with over 54 percent of the online vote. Both teams are 4-1 in Region 5-5A play and will be battling it out for second-place in the region. The only region loss for both teams came at the hands of first-place Etowah.

Walton started the season with a 2-3 record, but the Raiders have won four straight games to put them at 6-3. Woodstock is 7-2, having lost to undefeated Kell and 8-1 Etowah by a combined 10 points.

11Alive will broadcast live from Walton during Friday's 6 p.m. news.

UGA Asst. Coach 'Not Necessarily Proud of' Gesture to FL Kicker

GAINESVILLE, FL. -- Georgia coach Mark Richt confirmed Tuesday that Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham did, indeed, make the choke sign in the direction of Chas Henry moments before the Florida kicker booted the game-winning 37-yard field goal in Florida's 34-31 overtime win on Saturday in Jacksonville.

Richt said his assistant isn't "necessarily proud of it.'' Grantham's actions were captured by Sun Sports for its replay of the game. The gesture is being shown over and over on the Internet.

Gators coach Urban Meyer was cautious in his comments on Monday but Florida offensive lineman Carl Johnson was a little more vocal on Tuesday.

Missing UGA Student Found Safe

ATHENS, GA -- UGA student Nancy Hutanu, 19, missing since Wednesday afternoon, was found safe and sound Thursday afternoon.

According to Pete Konenkamp with the University of Georgia, campus police said she was safe and staying with a friend.

Konenkamp said there were no other details available.

Hutanu had been reported missing by UGA Police early Thursday afternoon. They said she had been last seen at about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday near Milledge Avenues and Prince Avenue in Athens.