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>>> WELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION OF “FOOTBALL FRIDAYS IN GEORGIA” ON GEORGIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING. TONIGHT THE QUARTERFINALS OF THE TOURNAMENT. IN HOSCHTON, GEORGIA, WHERE THE HAWKS TAKE ON THE TIGERS OF ARCHER. THE WINNER EARNS A TICKET TO THE SEMI FINALS. >> THIS WEEK COACH JARVIS SAID HIS TEAM HAS LEARNED A LOT SINCE LAST SEASON, SPECIFICALLY HOW TO PULL TOGETHER IN A CLOSE GAME. UNFORTUNATELY FOR MILL CREEK, THEY HAVEN’T TO DEAL WITH THAT TOO MUCH THIS SEASON. EVEN THOUGH THIS IS THE FIRST MEETING BETWEEN THESE TEAMS THERE IS A LOT OF HISTORY BETWEEN THE HEAD COACHES AND THEY KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER THAN YOU THINK. >> COACH BRYAN LAMAR. WE’LL HAVE YOUR KEYS TO THE GAME. >> ALL RIGHT, COACH. COMING UP IN OUR COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME RECRUITING ROUNDUP, ARCHER WIDE RECEIVER KYLE DAVIS, NUMBER ONE RECEIVER IN THE COUNTRY. WEDNESDAY COMMITTED TO THE AUBURN TIGERS. SO THE MILL CREEK HAWKS TAKING ON THE ARCHER TIGERS. THE WINNER GETS A TICKET TO THE FINAL 4.

THE ALL-ACCESS PREGAME SHOW KICKS OFF NEXT LIVE ON GPB! >>> YOU’RE LOOKING LIVE AT MARKHAM FIELD FOR THE QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UP BETWEEN THE 11-1 ARCHER TIGERS AND THE UNDEFEATED 12-0 MILLS CREEK HAWKS. THIS IS THE FIRST MEETING BETWEEN THESE SCHOOLS WHOSE COACHES ARE BEST FRIENDS. ARCHER COACH ANDY DYER IS THE ONLY COACH THE TIGERS HAVE HAD, BUILDING THE PROGRAM FROM THE FOUNDATION UP, STARTING IN 2009. LIKEWISE, MILL CREEK’S SHANNON JARVIS IS THE ONLY COACH THE HAWKS HAVE HAD IN THE NINE YEARS THAT SCHOOL HAS BEEN AROUND. A UNIQUE SITUATION, BUT ONLY ONE OF THESE TEAMS WILL ADVANCE TO THE GHSA SEMI FINAL ROUND NEXT WEEK. GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY, AND WELCOME TO GPB’S ALL ACCESS PASS PREGAME SHOW. THIS WILL BE A TERRIFIC GAME BETWEEN TWO SCHOOLS 21 MILES APART. I’M MARK HARMON. >> I’M JACKIE BRITTAIN.

LAST WEEK THE HAWKS FINISHED WITH A 7-0 RECORD AND NOW AT 12-0. SO FAR THIS YEAR, FIVE SHUTOUTS, 18 TOUCHDOWNS AND COACH JARVIS SAYS THEY HAVE BEEN PLAYING NOR SELECTIVELY AS A TEAM, BONDING. THERE IS NOT ONE PLAYER ON OFFENSE OR DEFENSE DOING ALL THE WORK. THAT’S WHAT’S GOTTEN THEM THIS FAR. NOW BEFORE WE GET INTO THE GAME, LET’S TALK SOCIAL MEDIA. AND TALK ABOUT, YOU KNOW, BLACK FRIDAY. WE’VE GOT A BARGAIN FOR YOU, OUR GPB SPORTS APP, COMPLETELY FREE. IF YOU GO TO THE APP STORE, TYPE IN GPB SPORTS, DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE, AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO STAND IN LINE AND WAIT LIKE YOU DO WHEN YOU GO OUT FOR BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING.

BE SURE TO DO THAT. AND YOU CAN ALSO KEEP UP WITH SCORES FROM AROUND THE STATE OF GEORGIA. ALSO STREAM THIS GAME LIVE FROM YOUR DEVICE. NOW EARLIER THIS WEEK, I HAD ASKED PEOPLE ON TWITTER, YOU KNOW, WHO IS GOING OUT OF TOWN FOR THANKSGIVING AND STILL WATCHING THE GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS HERE ON GPB. TELL US WHERE YOU’RE WATCHING FROM. SO MY SISTER HERE, JAMIE BRITTAIN WAS OUT OF TOWN, WATCHING FROM PAULY’S ISLAND IN SOUTH CAROLINA. WE WANTED TO GET A CONTEST GOING, WHERE YOU’RE WATCHING FROM, THE FURTHEST PERSON WILL GET SOME GPB SWAG BY THE END OF THE NIGHT. TWEET US @GPBSPORTS, TELL US WHERE YOU’RE WATCHING AND WE’LL GET TO THAT LATER ON IN THE SHOW. THIS HAPPENED EARLIER TODAY, EJ PRICE SENT A TWEET OUT TO JOE THOMAS SAYING HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND JOE THOMAS RESPONDED FROM MILL TO EXPERIENCE THIS STAGE TONIGHT WITH MY BROTHERS ON BOTH SIDES. A LOT OF BROTHERLY LOVE GOING ON HERE TONIGHT. SO, AGAIN, BE SURE TO FIND US ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.

ALSO SNAPCHAT IS THE NEWEST THING. FIND US AT GPB SPORTS AND SEE ALL OF THE BEHIND THE SCENES ACTION HAPPENING HERE FROM THE GAME TONIGHT. NOW WE MENTIONED JOE THOMAS. I HAD HIS TWEET UP A LITTLE BIT AGO. I WANT TO TELL YOU, FOR TWO BROTHERS HERE AT MILL CREEK, THEIR PATH HAS BEEN AN INTERESTING ONE. THANKS TO THEIR OLDER BROTHER, THEY’RE STARTING TO MAKE LIFE HERE IN GEORGIA, AND SO FAR THEY LIKE IT. >> WOO! >> JONATHAN GIBSON AND JOE THOMAS ARE BROTHERS. THIS IS THEIR FIRST YEAR AT MILL CREEK. ABOUT FIVE MONTHS IN, AT A NEW SCHOOL, THEY’RE ALREADY MAKING AN ENORMOUS CONTRIBUTION. >> YOU KNOW, THE FIRST TIME THEY EVER PRACTICED FOR US, WE COULD SEE THEY BROUGHT THAT ENERGY AND PASSION AND EVERYTHING THEY DID, AND THEY’RE VERY COMPETITIVE YOUNG MEN. AND THEY HAVE BEEN A HUGE COMPONENT TO OUR SUCCESS AND HOPEFULLY CONTINUED SUCCESS. >> THEIR ROAD TO MILL CREEK WAS LONG AND UNCERTAIN.

ORIGINALLY FROM OHIO, THEY FOUND A NEW LIFE HERE IN GEORGIA. >> IT WAS LIKE A FRESH START, NEW CHAPTER TO OUR LIFE. IT’S LIKE GOING UP EVER SINCE WE CAME TO GEORGIA. >> BUT THE ROAD HERE WAS LED THROUGH A DIFFICULT FAMILY SITUATION THAT LEFT THEM LIVING WITH THEIR OLDEST BROTHER, DOMINIQUE. >> I DON’T KNOW, IT JUST MAKES ME FEEL — HE TOOK ON THE RESPONSIBILITY OF RAISING US. AND THEN WE LAUGH. >> THE MOST IMPORTANT ADVICE HE HAS PROBABLY GIVEN US IS JUST BE PATIENT. DON’T RUSH. TRUST IN GOD. >> NOW THEIR LIFE IS ALL ABOUT FOOTBALL. AND LOOKING TOWARD THE BRIGHTER FUTURE. >> FOR ME TO GO TO COLLEGE, I KNOW IT WILL PUT A HUGE SMILE ON HIS FACE. BECAUSE IT’S JUST RELIEVING FOR HIM TO SEE US PROSPER IN SITUATIONS WE’VE BEEN THROUGH. >> I SEE HOW MUCH HE’S HAD TO PAY AND DO FOR COLLEGE, JUST TO GO. I’M LIKE, MY FIRST GOAL IS JUST TO GET TO COLLEGE FREE.

>> AND THE MAN WHO IS THE GLUE WHO HOLDS THE FAMILY TOGETHER IS DOMINIQUE THOMAS, JOINING ME NOW. AND, YOU KNOW, HOW TOUGH IS THAT FOR YOU, HAVING TO PLAY THE PARENT ROLE WITH YOUR SIBLINGS AT HOME? YOU’RE IN YOUR EARLY 20s THIS TIME. >> YEAH. IT WAS PRETTY TOUGH TO START. BACK WHEN IT ALL STARTED, I WAS 15 YEARS OLD. AND I KIND OF THOUGHT THAT I WAS CURSED. BUT LOOKING BACK ON IT NOW, I KNOW THAT I WAS REALLY BLESSED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO WHAT I HAD TO DO. >> YOUR BROTHERS CERTAINLY LOOK UP TO YOU, THAT’S FOR SURE. YOU WENT TO GEORGIA STATE, AND TELL US WHAT YOU’RE UP TO NOW. >> YEAH, I GRADUATED FROM GEORGIA STATE WITH AN ACCOUNTING DEGREE. AND NOW I’M TAKING MY CPA EXAM. >> THAT’S GOT TO BE TOUGH. >> YEAH. THAT’S AN UNDERSTATEMENT. >> AND WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE FOR JOE AND JONATHAN? WHAT WOULD BE YOUR IDEAL SITUATION FOR THEM? >> YEAH, MOST IMPORTANTLY, I WANT THEM TO BE POSITIVE ROLE MODELS IN THE COMMUNITY FOR THEIR PEERS TO CREATE LIFE, STUDENTS OF THE TRUTH.

MORAL LEADERS IN A DAY AND AGE WHERE WE DON’T SEE THAT. >> RIGHT. DOMINIQUE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US. MARK? >> THAT’S A GREAT STORY FOR THIS THANKSGIVING WEEK, ALL ABOUT FAMILY AND FOOTBALL. A GOOD COMBINATION. TONIGHT’S GAME IS A GREAT MATCH-UP BETWEEN THE ARCHER TIGERS AND MILL CREEK HAWKS. BOTH TEAM HAVE EXPLOSIVE OFFENSES, HARD-HITTING DEFENSES AND WANT TO ADVANCE TO NEXT WEEK’S SEMI FINALS. NOW LET’S CHECK IN WITH PLAY-BY-PLAY, MATT STEWART AND BRYAN LAMAR IN THE BOOTH THIS WEEK.

THEY’RE GOING TO BREAK DOWN THE GAME FOR US, LITTLE Xs AND Os, CHALK TALK, A SEGMENT WE CALL THE GEORGIA FARM BUREAU INSURANCE EXTRA POINT. >> TIME NOW FOR THE GEORGIA FARM BUREAU INSURANCE EXTRA POINT. WE ARE JOINED BY TUCKER HEAD COACH BRYAN LAMAR. LET’S START WITH THE ARCHER TIGERS ON OFFENSE. THEY WANT TO BLOCK WELL ON THE PERIMETER. >> THEY’VE GOT TO DO A GREAT JOB TONIGHT, BLOCKING WELL ON THE GREAT SKILLED KIDS ON THE PERIMETER. GOT TO GET THE BALL IN SPACE. >> AND ON DEFENSE, THEY WANT TO STOP THE RUN AND ALSO WATCH THE PLAY-ACTION PASS. >> YOU’VE GOT TO STOP THE RUN AND WHEN YOU DO THAT, THEY’RE LOOKING TO GO UP TOP WITH THE DEEP PASS. >> LET’S LOOK AT THE EXTRA POINT FOR THE MILL CREEK HAWKS. ON PHELPS, THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO USE THE ENTIRE FIELD. >> YOU HAVE GOT TO GET THE ARCHER DEFENSE IN SPACE. THEY’VE GOT GREAT ATHLETES ALL OVER THE FIELD.

YOU’VE GOT TO GET THEM IN SPACE, HAVE TO USE THE ENTIRE FIELD. >> AND THEY ALSO WANT TO BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN DRIVES AND KEEP THEIR OFFENSE ON THE FIELD AND THAT ARCHER DEFENSE ON THE FIELD. AND DEFENSIVELY GOING BACK TO WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT PREVIOUSLY WITH BLOCKING WELL IN THE PERIMETER FOR ARCHER, DEFENSIVELY MILL CREEK NEEDS TO CONTAIN THAT SCREEN GAME. >> YOU HAVE TO CONTAIN THE SCREEN GAME. THEY’RE SKILLED GUYS, KYLE DAVIS.

MILL CREEK HAS GOT TO DO A GREAT JOB DEFENDING THE SCREENS. >> NOT BAD. HE’S GOT A FUTURE IN THE BUSINESS. AND THAT’S A LOOK AT OUR GEORGIA FARM BUREAU INSURANCE EXTRA POINT. >> THANKS, GUYS. AS WE CONTINUE TO GET READY FOR THIS BIG QUARTERFINAL GHSA GAME, JON NELSON IS STANDING ALONGSIDE THE ONLY COACH THE ARCHER TIGERS HAVE EVER HAD NOW IN THE SEVENTH SEASON. ANDY DYER WITH A CAREER RECORD OF 47-26. TAKE IT AWAY, JON. >> HERE WITH THE OTHER HALF OF THE EQUATION, HEAD COACH OF ARCHER, ANDY DYER. HOW WAS YOUR HOLIDAY? >> GREAT. WE GOT TO SPEND THE DAY WITH FAMILY AND EAT. ANY TIME WE DO THAT, IT’S A GREAT DAY. >> WE TALK ABOUT FAMILY, AND YOU LOOK AT THESE TWO STAFFS, IT IS FAMILY. AND I KNOW THE CONVERSATIONS YOU NORMALLY WOULD HAVE WITH COACH JARVIS AND THE OTHER GUYS ON THE OTHER TEAM ARE FAIRLY CONSISTENT.

WHAT WAS IT LIKE THIS WEEK, RADIO SILENCE? >> NO, WE TALKED A FEW TIMES, NOT MUCH ABOUT FOOTBALL. BUT WE’RE BUDDIES SO WE USUALLY GENERALLY DURING THE WEEK, SPEAK TO ONE ANOTHER. >> ARE THERE ANY SEC AT THIS TIME OF YEAR, REGARDLESS OF WHO YOU’RE PLAYING, DO YOU THINK? >> ABSOLUTELY NOT. EVERYBODY DOES A GREAT JOB STUDYING THE OPPONENT AND PREPARING THEIR KIDS. THERE ARE NO SECRETS. THE KIDS JUST HAVE GOT TO GO PLAY AND TRY TO PREPARE THEM THE BEST THEY CAN AND PLAY GREAT. >> I KNOW THAT BEING OUT THERE EARLIER THIS WEEK, IT WAS HEAVY PREPARATION FROM YOUR POINT OF VIEW AND PERSPECTIVE. WHAT WAS IT LIKE OUT THERE FOR YOU GUYS THIS WEEK GETTING READY FOR THIS ONE? >> KIDS HAD A GREAT WEEK. IT WAS BUSINESS AS USUAL. AND YOU KNOW, THEY SHOWED UP READY TO GO TO WORK. AND, YOU KNOW, WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN THE FILM ROOM AND DOING SOME DIFFERENT THINGS TO PREPARE THEM. AND THEY DID A GREAT JOB. >> THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

SEE YOU OUT HERE ON THE FIELD. >> THANK YOU. >> HEAD COACH ANDY DYER GETTING READY FOR THE MATCH-UP. >> IT’S HOLIDAY SEASON AND THAT MEANS FOOD AND A LOT OF IT. JOINING ME NOW TO DISCUSS HOW FAMILIES CAN HELP EACH OTHER STAY ON TRACK OVER THE NEXT SIX WEEKS IS RICH NOVAK, OF CIGNA HEALTH CARE OF GEORGIA. RICH, PLEASE HELP US SAVE US FROM OURSELVES.

HOW CAN WE STAY ON TRACK THIS TIME OF YEAR WHEN THERE IS SO MUCH GOOD FOOD COMING AT YOU? >> JACKIE, A GREAT QUESTION. IT IS TOUGH, BUT FOOD IS MEANT TO BE ENJOYED. FOOD IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN. PEOPLE WANT TO HAVE FUN WHEN THEY’RE EATING. THE KEY IS, HOW MUCH DO YOU EAT AT ANY POUND GIVEN POINT IN TIME. IT’S ALWAYS BETTER TO HOLD BACK A LITTLE BIT AND IT’S BETTER TO EAT MAYBE FOUR OR FIVE TIMES A DAY THAN IT IS TWO OR THREE TIMES A DAY.

>> I LIKE THAT. >> SMALLER PORTIONS, THOUGH, MORE OFTEN. NOT BIGGER PORTIONS. >> I KNEW THERE HAD TO BE A CATCH. ALL RIGHT, KIDS ARE GOING TO BE OUT OF SCHOOL OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS WITH CHRISTMAS BREAK COMING UP. HOW CAN PARENTS AND KIDS BOTH STAY ACTIVE AND HELP EACH OTHER STAY ACTIVE? >> A GREAT QUESTION. DURING THE HOLIDAYS, KIDS ARE AT HOME AND YOU’RE AT HOME WITH THEM. AND YOU’VE GOT ALL THIS FOOD AROUND. SO GET OUTDOORS. THE WEATHER IS NOT INSURMOUNTABLE BY ANY STRETCH.

GO TO THE PARK. WALK WHILE YOUR KIDS RUN. CHALLENGE YOUR KIDS. GIVE THEM TIMING CONTESTS. MOVE WITH THEM, GET OUTSIDE. WORK AS A UNIT. DIET AND EXERCISE, EXERCISE REALLY IS IMPORTANT. IT DOESN’T TAKE A LOT TO DO IT. >> RIGHT. ESPECIALLY A DAY LIKE TODAY. 70 DEGREES OUT. >> BEAUTIFUL. >> I KNOW I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO WENT A LITTLE OVERBOARD YESTERDAY AT THE THANKSGIVING TABLE. YOU’VE GOT TO EAT MOM’S GOOD COOKING. I DON’T WANT TO FEEL GUILTY ABOUT IT. ANY LAST-MINUTE ADVICE ABOUT NOT FEELING GUILTY IF YOU ATE A LOT OF THANKSGIVING STUFFING? >> YOU DO EAT A LOT OF GOOD STUFF.

MY WIFE AND SISTER MADE A GREAT MEAL FOR US. YOU WANT TO TRY AND PORTION CONTROL, NUMBER ONE. SO YOU DON’T WANT TO OVERDO IT. YOU WANT TO SPREAD OUT WHAT YOU EAT SO YOU DON’T WANT TO JUST PUT A TON OF FOOD ON THE PLATE AND GOBBLE IT ALL UP IN TEN MINUTES. THAT’S GOING TO SLOW YOU DOWN. AND THEN THE ONE THING A LOT OF PEOPLE TEND TO FORGET ABOUT IS, YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU GET THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SLEEP. THERE’S A BIG DIFFERENCE FOR YOUR BODY BETWEEN GETTING FIVE, SIX HOURS OF SLEEP A NIGHT AND GETTING SEVEN, EIGHT, MAYBE EVEN NINE HOURS OF SLEEP, ESPECIALLY FOR YOUR KIDS.

I KNOW PARENTS DON’T WANT THEIR KIDS TO JUST STAY IN BED ALL DAY. I DON’T EITHER. BUT MAKING SURE THEY GET THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SLEEP REALLY IS IMPORTANT FOR THEIR DEVELOPMENT AND FOR YOUR BODY TO BE ABLE TO BURN OFF THE EXCESS CALORIES. >> A LITTLE MORE SLEEP IS A-OKAY WITH ME. RICH, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> THANK YOU, JACKIE. >> YOU KNOW, THE TRYPTOPHAN KICKED IN. I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD YESTERDAY. >> SAME HERE. I CAN’T COMPLAIN. >> COMING UP ON THE ALL-ACCESS PASS, MATT STEWART DROPS BY TO TALK ABOUT RECRUITING. >> AND WHAT FANS ARE SAYING ONLINE ABOUT THE SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD. THAT AND MUCH MORE AS FOOTBALL FRIDAY IN GEORGIA’S ALL ACCESS PASS CONTINUES ON GPB. STAY WITH US. >>> WELCOME BACK TO THE PREGAME SHOW.

LIVE AT MARKHAM FIELD WHERE THE HAWKS HOST THE ARCHER TIGERS IN A BIG GHSA QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UP. >> BOTH TEAMS ARE LOADED WITH TALENT. ARCHER GOT ALL THE WAY TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP 6A GAME LAST YEAR AND THE MILL CREEK HAWKS UNDEFEATED SO FAR THIS YEAR. >> WE WELCOME IN MATT STEWART. WE START WITH THE ARCHER TIGERS, AND BOY, ONE OF THEIR WIDE RECEIVERS WHO HAD A SLEW OF OFFERS HAS MADE A DECISION. >> TIMELY DECISION BY KYLE DAVIS FOR US. THE NUMBER ONE RANKED WIDE RECEIVER IN THE COUNTRY, 24/7 SPORTS COMPOSITE, FIVE-STAR. KYLE DAVIS ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER WEDNESDAY, DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING, COMMITTED TO THE AUBURN TIGERS. CHOSE THE TIGERS OVER GEORGIA, TENNESSEE AND 35 OTHER OFFERS. HE HAS DECOMMITTED FROM SOUTH CAROLINA IN MAY. 47 CATCHES ON THE SEASON FOR 773 YARDS. SIX TOUCHDOWNS. HE HAS 26 CAREER TOUCHDOWN CATCHES. I BELIEVE KYLE DAVIS COULD BE THE NEXT CALVIN JOHNSON, JULIO JONES, AJ GREEN. WE COULD BE CALLING THIS GUY’S NAME IN THE NFL IN FOUR YEARS. >> ALSO A SAFETY HAS COMMITTED TO OHIO STATE. >> ABSOLUTELY. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT ISAIAH PRYOR, THE NUMBER-TWO RANKED SAFETY IN THE CLASS OF 2017.

HE IS A 24/7 FIVE-STAR COMMITTED TO OHIO STATE. 64 TACKLES THIS SEASON, 4 TACKLES FOR LASS AND AN INTERCEPTION. 3.8G PA. HEAD COACH ANDY DYER SAID THIS KID IS HIGHLY INTELLIGENT. ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD TOO. HE SAYS YOU TELL HIM SOMETHING ONE TIME, HE’S GOT IT. THE GUY FIGURES IT OUT. ISAIAH PRYOR, NUMBER 13, A GUY TO WATCH FOR THE ARCHER TIGERS. >> PRICE HAD OVER 30 OFFERS. ANY INKLING WHERE HE MIGHT GO? >> NOT YET. HE’S THE NUMBER EIGHT RANKED OFFENSIVE TACKLE IN THE COUNTRY. HE WAS ORIGINALLY COMMITTED TO GEORGIA, DECOMMITTED. HE MAY STILL END UP WITH THE BULLDOGS. CONSIDERED THE MICHIGAN STATE, OKLAHOMA AND TENNESSEE OF HIS TOP FIVE. HEAD COACH BRYAN LAMAR WORKING THIS GAME SAID THIS KID HAS A NASTY STREAK IN HIM. THAT’S A GOOD THING FOR AN OFFENSIVE LINEMAN, REALLY LIKES TO GET AFTER IT. WILL BE A FUN ONE TO WATCH. >> FOR THE MILL CREEK HAWKS, LOUISVILLE HAS RUN UP A BIG WINNER.

>> RUNG UP, RONNY BELL. 24/7 SPORTS COMPOSITE, HAS COMMITTED TO LOUISVILLE, RECRUITED BY CARDINALS’ DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR AND FORMER GEORGIA DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR, TODD GRANTHAM. HE’S ONE OF FOUR FBS PROSPECTS ON THE HAWKS’ OFFENSIVE LINE. THE ONLY ONE THAT ISN’T A JUNIOR. >> AND THEY ALSO HAVE A COMMIT TO ARMY, THEIR BIG TIGHT END. >> THIS WILL BE FUN TO WATCH, NUMBER 87, TYLER VERNON, A DEFENSIVE END. 30 CAREER QUARTERBACK STATS, 14 QUARTERBACK SACKS LAST YEAR. HE’S GOT 16 THIS YEAR AS A SENIOR. ALSO 52 TOTAL TACKLES AND 6 TACKLES FOR LOSS. VERY GOOD KID TO WATCH. PUT ON 30 POUNDS FROM LAST YEAR’S TEAM. AND THE BATTLE BETWEEN TYLER VERNON AND EJ PRICE ON THAT LINE OF SCRIMMAGE WILL BE WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION TONIGHT. >> ALL RIGHT. HE IS MATT STEWART ON THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME RECRUITING ROUNDUP. >> ALL RIGHT. DON’T FORGET TO INTERACT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA. YOU CAN FIND US ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND SNAPCHAT AT GPB SPORTS AND ALSO DON’T FORGET TO DOWNLOAD THE GPB SPORTS APP IN THE APP STORE.

IT’S COMPLETELY FREE AND KEEPS YOU UP TO DATE. EARLIER THIS WEEK, I ASKED SOME PEOPLE ABOUT SUPERSTITIONS, WHAT ARE YOUR GAME DAY SUPERSTITIONS. WE HEARD FROM SOME PLAYERS. MILES RILEY OF MILL CREEK SAYS I LISTEN TO JAY-Z PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE EVERY GAME. THAT’S HIS SUPERSTITION. AND TYLER FANNIN SAYS I ALWAYS WEAR THE SAME SOCKS EVERY GAME. WHAT IS WITH THAT? I HOPE YOU GUYS ARE WASHING THOSE. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE SOCKS AFTER A SEASON. AND SAY A PRAYER BEFORE RUNNING THROUGH THE BANNER. THAT IS AWESOME. AND TRE ALSTON FROM MILL CREEK SAYS I HAVE A FEW SUPERSTITIONS BEFORE THE GAME, ONLY ALLOW COACH ROSS TO SNAP MY CLEATS AND TEXT MY PARENTS AND SAY “LET’S RIDE” MINUTES BEFORE KICKOFF.

AND THEN I TWEET “THANK YOU LORD” JUST TO NAME A FEW. THAT IS A LOT. I LIKE THAT THE COACH IS THE ONLY ONE ALLOWED TO WRAP-UP THE TAPE ON THE CLEATS. AND NICK BLAKELY SAYS I HAVE TO HAVE LIFE SAVERS BEFORE THE GAME AND DURING HALFTIME. NOW I CAN — THAT’S SOMETHING I CAN BE ON BOARD WITH. I DO LOVE LIFE SAVERS. DON’T FORGET TO FIND US ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER AT GPB SPORTS AND DOWNLOAD THE GPB SPORTS APP. NOW WE’RE GOING TO SEND THINGS OVER TO JON NELSON FOR A CHECK PRESENTATION WITH CIGNA’S ROACH NOVAK. >> IT IS THAT TIME, JACKIE. LADIES, IF YOU WOULD PLEASE.

RIGHT HERE. THERE WE GO. AND ONCE AGAIN, RICH, ANOTHER PLACE WHERE YOU GET TO SHOW YOUR INVESTMENT FOR CIGNA AND HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS HERE ON FOOTBALL FRIDAY. >> JON, GREAT TO BE HERE WITH PRINCIPAL JASON LANE AND SENIOR CHEERLEADERS. >> ALL RIGHT. JASON, OBVIOUSLY, ONCE AGAIN, THANK FOR BEING A GREAT HOST FOR FOOTBALL FRIDAYS. >> I THINK WE’LL DONATE THIS BACK AND HELP SMALLER SPORTS. >> THANKS FOR YOUR TIME ONCE AGAIN. ANOTHER GREAT MOMENT HERE ON FOOTBALL FRIDAYS. LET’S SENT IT BACK TO THE SET. >> THANKS, JON. COMING UP, JON WILL BE BACK FOR ANOTHER EDITION OF THE ARCHER TIGERS. PLUS I TALK TO THE HEAD COACH OF MILL CREEK SHANNON JARVIS. >> AND WE MEET REALITY TV SHOW STAR, CROIX BERMAN IN THE PREGAME SHOW. DON’T GO ANYWHERE. >>> AS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM WRAPS UP HERE AT THE MILL CREEK HIGH SCHOOL, GETTING READY FOR THE QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UP WITH THE ARCHER TIGERS. >> IT’S BLACK FRIDAY WHICH MEANS THERE’S 28 CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DAYS LEFT. ONLY 14 DAYS UNTIL THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. SO MAKE SURE YOU’RE FOLLOWING YOUR FAVORITE TEAM ON THE GPB SPORTS APP. DON’T FORGET TO DO THAT. THE APP IS COMPLETELY FREE IF YOU GO TO THE APP STORE.

TYPE IN GPB SPORTS AND KEEP UP WITH SCORES FROM AROUND THE STATE, AS WELL AS STREAM THIS GAME LIVE FROM MILL CREEK HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT. NOW LETS GET TO A FEW THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS HERE. WE HAVE — THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR WHERE THANKSGIVING AND FAMILY AND MILL CREEK OPERATES AS A FAMILY AROUND HERE. SO LET’S GET TO A FEW TWEETS. THIS ONE FIRST FROM AN ARCHER PLAYER, TYLER, SAYING I’M THE DEEP FRIED TURKEY MASTER. SO WITHOUT ME, THERE IS NO THANKSGIVING DINNER. WOW, I LIKE THAT. I’M GOING TO COME TO YOUR HOUSE FOR THANKSGIVING. AND JAMAR SAYS I LOVE FOOD SO I DON’T HAVE MUCH I DISLIKE ON THANKSGIVING.

IF I HAVE TO PICK ONE, I WOULD SAY THE GREEN BEANS AREN’T AT THE TOP MY LIST. I HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU ON THAT. GREEN BEANS, NOT THE FIRST THING THAT TAKES REAL ESTATE ON MY PLATE. I AGREE WITH YOU ON THAT. TELL US WHAT YOUR FAVORITE THANKSGIVING DISH IS, MAYBE YOUR LEAST FAVORITE. TWEET US AT GPB SPORTS. AND MILL CREEK IS A FAMILY HERE, SO FOR THANKSGIVING, THIS IS A LITTLE LONG HERE, BUT FOR THANKSGIVING, THEY ALL GATHER AROUND THE TABLE TOGETHER AS A TEAM, AND THEY HAVE THE SAME MEAL ALL OF THE TIME.

SO JULIAN MITCHELL SAYS THAT THEY LIKE TO EAT ON GAME DAY, THE SAME MEAL EVERY WEEK. GREEN MEANS MACARONI AND CHICKEN AND RICE. THAT SOUNDS LIKE A FOOTBALL THANKSGIVING MEAL TO ME. BE SURE TO TWEET US YOUR FAVORITE OR LEAST FAVORITE THANKSGIVING DISHES AT GPB SPORTS ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER. AND THEN DON’T FORGET YOU CAN FIND US ON SNAPCHAT AS WELL. >> WE NOW WELCOME IN JON NELSON, THE AUTHOR OF FIVE BOOKS, TWO ON HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IN THE GREAT STATE OF GEORGIA. A SEGMENT WE CALL JON’S GEORGIA BROUGHT TO YOU BY — >> GEORGIA EMC. >> WE CHECKED OUT THE ARCHER-TIRING TEAM AND MADE IT TO THE GEORGIA DOME LAST YEAR. >> WE HEARD FROM ANDY DYER ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR MATCH-UP. IT’S ALL AT ARCHER ABOUT THE NUMBERS. >> GOOD, GOOD, GOOD. >> AT ARCHER, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE NUMBERS. TEAM SIX HAD A TREMENDOUS BODY OF WORK, IF YOU ASK HEAD COACH ANDY DYER. NOW IT’S TEAM SEVEN’S TURN TO LEAVE THEIR MARK. HAVING MADE IT TO ANOTHER GAME 13, DEVELOPING INTO THE NORM NOW, AND EACH TEAM HAS ITS OWN DISTINCTIVE IDENTITY. >> TEAM SEVEN, A BUNCH OF WARRIORS, BIG-HEARTED KIDS.

A GREAT BUNCH OF YOUNG MEN, COMMITTED TO EACH OTHER AND OUR MISSION. OUR MISSION STATEMENT AND COMMITTED TO OUR GOALS. AND, YOU KNOW, AT THE END OF THE DAY, THAT’S ALL YOU CAN ASK FOR AS A COACH. >> ARCHER ALSO CARRIES THE IDEA OF PHRASES AND REMINDERS OF PERFORMANCE TO ANOTHER LEVEL. IT TOOK QUARTERBACK WILL BEARDEN A WEEK OR TWO BY HIS OWN ADMISSION, BUT HE HAS MEMORIZED THE TEAM MISSION STATEMENT, AND I’M FAIRLY SURE HE ISN’T THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN SAY THIS.

>> ARCHER FOOTBALL WILL VALUE OTHERS ABOVE SELF AND THROUGH FAITH AND COMMITMENT, OUR TEAM AND SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY TO GREAT HEIGHT. THAT’S WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT. THE COACH HAS PREACHED IT TO EVERYBODY, AND EVERYBODY FULLY UNDERSTANDS THE MISSION STATEMENT. IT’S A COMMON GOAL EVERYBODY HAS. SO IT’S GREAT, IF YOU ASK ME. >> FOR A LOT OF THESE GUYS, IT’S THE LESSONS LEARNED AS FAR BACK AS TEAM FOUR THAT HAVE LED TO THE DISCUSS AND LEGACY OF TEAM SEVEN THAT PLAYS ITSELF OUT EVERY DAY. IT’S A CHANCE TO CEMENT AND REMIND THEMSELVES ABOUT THEIR OWN LEGACY.

>> WE HAVE FOOTBALL PLAYERS, OUR EYES ARE ON YOU. AND WE CAN USE THAT AS A GOOD PLATFORM OR BAD PLATFORM. AND COACH DYER REALIZES THAT SO HE WANTS TO MAKE IT A GOOD PLATFORM AND IMPACT OTHERS IN A POSITIVE WAY. THAT’S WHAT WE DO. >> THAT’S WHAT WE DO. JACKIE MENTIONED THE NUMBER 28. AFTER TONIGHT, THE NUMBER OF SHOPPING DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS WILL MATCH THE NUMBER OF TEAMS REMAINING IN THE GHSA PLAYOFFS AS WE HEAD TOWARD THE BRACH TOTALING IN THE POST GAME. >> YOU’RE GOOD WITH MATH. >> I’M NOT GOOD WITH MATH, A LUCKY GUESS. >> JACKIE? >> AND THIS WEEK’S WE CHECK IN WITH THE DEFENSIVE END. BUT REALITY TV FANS KNOW HIM AS THE GUY WHO IS NEVER TARDY FOR THE PARTY. MARK TALKED WITH NUMBER 71 ABOUT WHAT IT WAS LIKE PLAYING UNDERNEATH THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. >> FRIENDS AND FUN. PLAYING ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF POSITIONS. I REMEMBER PLAYING WIDE RECEIVER AND LINEBACKER AND RUNNING BACK.

AND JUST HAVING A BLAST. AND YOU CAN PLAY WITH YOUR BUDDIES. >> WAS THAT ONE PARTICULAR GAME OR PLAY THAT STICKS OUT MOST IN YOUR HIGH SCHOOL CAREER? >> NOT REALLY. MY HIGH SCHOOL, UNFORTUNATELY, WASN’T VERY GOOD. SO WE LOST QUITE A BIT. BUT WE STILL HAD FUN. STILL FOUGHT HARD AND TRIED TO WIN. THINGS JUST DIDN’T ALWAYS FALL OUR WAY. I THINK JUST THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE OF PLAYING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WAS REALLY FUN, AND TAUGHT ME A LOT. >> AS A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER, AS A MEMBER OF THE ATLANTA FALCONS, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER? >> FIRST AND FOREMOST, SCHOOLING.

AND THAT COMES FIRST. AND YOU GET YOUR STUFF DONE IN THE CLASSROOM AND THEN YOU CAN BE STRESS-FREE ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD. AND HAVE FUN AND PLAY THE GAME THAT HAS BROUGHT A LOT OF GUYS LIFE LESSONS AND TAKE THE COACHING AND TAKE THE EXPERIENCE AND THE BROTHER HOOD AND CAMARADERIE AND LEARN THE LESSONS THAT FOOTBALL TEACHES YOU ABOUT LIFE. >> SHANNON JARVIS IS THE ONLY COACH THAT MILL CREEK HAS EVER HAD. HE BUILT THE PROGRAM FROM THE GROUND FLOOR UP. AND THIS IS HIS FIRST UNDEFEATED 12-0 SEASON. MOMENTS AGO, I TALKED WITH TOP HAWK ABOUT HIS SEASON, THIS BIG GAME, AND HIS 12-0 TEAM. >> THEY TURNED OUT TO BE WHAT WE HOPED IN OUR PRESEASON PRACTICES AND OFF SEASON WORKOUTS. WE THOUGHT THIS TEAM COULD BE SPECIAL. WE HAVE A SPECIAL UNITY AND BOND. AND A LOT OF TIMES AS COACHES YOU HOPE FOR THAT AND WORK FOR IT. AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE KIDS HAVE TO BUY IN AND DO IT FOR EACH OTHER. THIS IS A SPECIAL GROUP THAT IS REAL CLOSE. AND THROUGHOUT THE SEASON WHEN WE GOT INTO A COUPLE OF THE CLOSE GAMES, WE WERE ABLE TO SEE THAT UNITY AND BOND SHOW UP.

AND IT’S GOING TO HAVE TO SHOW UP TONIGHT, TOO. SO WE’VE GOT A VERY TOUGH GAME HERE TONIGHT. AND WE’RE ANXIOUS TO LET THE — WHAT WE CONSIDER TO BE A SPECIAL TEAM, YOU KNOW, TO BE ABLE TO TAKE ITS NEXT STEP TONIGHT AGAINST A GREAT TEAM IN ARCHER. >> ARCHER TIGERS COME IN, 11-1. WHAT’S THE KEY TO TONIGHT’S GAME? >> THE KEY IS THEY WILL MEET SOME ONE-ON-ONE MATCH-UPS. THIS IS GOING TO BE A GAME THAT IS GOING TO COME DOWN TO PLAYERS MAKING PLAYS. THEY HAVE TREMENDOUS PLAYERS, WE DO TOO.

AND AS A COACH AND I MEAN COACH DYER ARE GOOD FRIENDS. WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT IT. IT’S ONE OF THOSE GAMES YOU’RE PROUD TO BE A PART. AND YOU DON’T WANT TO OVERCOACH YOUR KIDS, GET THEM OUT THERE AND LET THEM PLAY FAST AND MAKE THEIR PLAYS. AND OBVIOUSLY, WHOEVER TAKES THE FOOTBALL THE BEST WILL WIN THIS GAME. SO AS THE PLAYOFFS GO, GAMES WITH TURNOVERS, HOPEFULLY WE’LL DO LIKE WE HAVE ALL YEAR IS TAKE THE FOOTBALL AND COME OUT ON TOP. >> WINNER GETS A CHANCE AT THE SEMI FINALS. CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK TONIGHT, COACH. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. >> COACHES ARE FIRED UP. >> I KNOW. WHEN WE HAD THEM ON THE CONFERENCE CALL, THEY KIND OF OVERLAPPED AND THEY ARE PASSIONATE PEOPLE. I LOVE IT. BOTH OF THEM. >> AND THE TEAMS ARE READY TO ROLL.

AFTER TONIGHT, 28 TEAMS REMAIN. >> IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE IT. I’M GOING TO GET EMOTIONAL. IT’S THAT TIME. WE ARE COUNTING DOWN TO KICKOFF. >> THE TIGERS OF ARCHER — >> AGAINST THE HAWKS OF MILL CREEK. >> LIVE ON GPB! >>> WELCOME TO MILL CREEK COMMUNITY STADIUM IN HOSCHTON. ANOTHER FOOTBALL FRIDAY IN GEORGIA TONIGHT. THE QUARTERFINALS OF THE GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATION’S 6A PLAYOFFS AS THE 11-1 ARCHER TIGERS MEET THE 12-0 MILL CREEK HAWKS. HERE’S HOW WE GOT HERE. ARCHER, NUMBER TWO SEED OUT OF REGION SEVEN, WINNERS OVER ETOWAH AND MILL CREEK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY WINNERS OVER NORTHVIEW AND NEWNAN. THEY ARE HEADED TO THE STATE SEMI FINALS NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT. AND GOOD EVENING, I’M MATT STEWART, AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING. JOINED TONIGHT BY TUCKER HEAD COACH, BRYAN LAMAR. AND BRYAN, THE LAST THREE YEARS YOU’VE HAD YOUR TEAM IN THE STATE QUARTERFINALS. THIS TIME A YEAR AGO, WE WERE TELEVISING THE TUCKER TIGERS AGAINST McEACHORN. WHAT’S THE KEY TO PREPARING ON THANKSGIVING WEEK AND NOT JUST PREPARING, BUT ALSO WINNING AND ADVANCING? >> YEAH, I MEAN, IT TAKES A LOT OF FOCUS, THE BIGGEST THING IS YOU HAVE ROUTINE CHANGES.

NOW THE KIDS ARE OUT. THEY’VE GOT TO DO A GOOD JOB. AND AS COACHES, KEEP THEM AS CLOSE TO ROUTINE AS POSSIBLE. >> LET’S LOOK AT THE ARCHER TEAM. THEY HAVE SO MUCH BIG-TIME COLLEGE FOOTBALL COMING. IN FACT, A LOT OF BIG-TIME TALENT, MORE SO THAN A LOT OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAMS DO. FIVE PLAYERS RANKED IN THE TOP TEN NATIONALLY AT THEIR RESPECTIVE POSITIONS. AND ON THE OFFENSIVE SIDE OF THE BALL, THEY HAVE THE NUMBER ONE RANKED WIDE RECEIVER IN THE COUNTRY, KYLE DAVIS, WHO ON WEDNESDAY COMMITTED TO THE AUBURN TIGERS AT RUNNING BACK. THEY’VE GOT JUNIOR GENTLEMAN JAMIAS WILLIAMS, 40 OFFERS INCLUDING GEORGIA AND CLEMSON. HOW DO YOU STOP THESE GUYS? >> I THINK YOU’VE GOT TO DO WHAT YOU DO. YOU’VE GOT TO PLAY HARD. YOU’VE GOT TO PLAY ASSIGNMENT FOOTBALL. AND LIKE COACH SAID EARLIER, PLAYERS HAVE GOT TO MAKE A PLAY. PLAYER ON PLAYER, HOPEFULLY GET THOSE GUYS ON THE GROUND AND DEFLECT PASSES IN THE AIR. >> WELL, MILL CREEK DOESN’T HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF BIG-TIME COLLEGE FOOTBALL TALENT THAT ARCHER DOES. BUT THIS IS THEIR GREATEST SEASON EVER. FIRST TIME THEY EVER WENT 10-0 IN THE REGULAR SEASON, FIRST-EVER REGION CHAMPIONSHIP.

AND THEY’VE GOT A SUFFOCATING DEFENSE LED BY DEFENSIVE END TYLER VERNON AND LINEBACKER SIDNEY OTIWU. THIS TEAM HAD 60 QUARTERBACK SACKS THIS SEASON, AND THEY HAVE ALLOWED JUST 18 YARDS RUSHING PER GAME. HOW DO YOU SCORE AGAINST THESE GUYS? >> I MEAN, I THINK YOU’VE GOT TO BE ABLE TO PUT THE BALL IN SPACE, AND TRY TO GET ON THE EDGE AGAINST THOSE GUYS. TWO DEFENSIVE ENDS ARE OUTSTANDING. THEY PLAY REALLY HARD. THE LINEBACKER WILL TELL YOU, HE’S OUTSTANDING. HE’S FAST. HE’S PHYSICAL. THEY’VE GOT A HEAD COACH DEFENSE AND YOU HAVE TO PUT THE BALL IN SPACE.

>> OTIWU HAS 14 OFFERS, INCLUDING GEORGIA SOUTHERN AND IOWA STATE. GETTING READY FOR A BIG QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UP. THE THIRD MEMBER OF OUR TEAM IS JON NELSON ON THE SIDELINE. NELLIE? >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. GOOD EVENING, MATT, GOOD EVENING, COACH. GOOD EVENING HOWEVER YOU’RE ACCESSING US WHETHER ON GPB, GPB.ORG OR THE GPB SPORTS APP. THESE COACHES, SHANNON JARVIS AND ANDY DYER ARE VERY CLOSE FRIENDS. THESE STAFFS ARE INTERWOVEN IN A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT WAYS. SHANNON JARVIS IN HIS 12th SEASON HERE CREATING THE MILL CREEK PROGRAM FROM SCRATCH, ACTUALLY WASN’T EVEN AROUND FOR THE TEAM’S FIRST VARSITY WIN, BECAUSE ANDY DYER HAD TO TAKE OVER BECAUSE OF THE BIRTH OF HIS FIRST CHILD. MEANING THE JARVIS’ FIRST CHILD, EMMA.

SO ANDY WAS THE ONE ON THE SIDELINES. HE LEFT A LITTLE LATER AND STARTED THE ARCHER PROGRAM FROM SCRATCH. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE TWO PROGRAMS, THEY KNOW THAT THIS PARTICULAR WEEK, WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ON THE PHONE, YOU’RE TALKING NOT NECESSARILY Xs AND Os, YOUR FRIENDS BUT DOING PLEASANTRIES AND SAYING THANK YOU FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON. THERE ARE NO SECRETS BETWEEN THESE GUYS.

AND WHEN YOU’RE HAVING A GUY WHO STARTED AT SOUTH AS A COACH AND A GUY WHO WENT FOR THE BROOKWOOD SYSTEM, IT’S ALL ABOUT COUNTY FOOTBALL. AND WE THINK THAT THE LOSER TONIGHT MIGHT BE HAVING TO PAY SOME DEBT TO SOME NEIGHBORS WHEN IT COMES TO MOWING LAWNS COME SPRINGTIME. AND HEAD COACH WANTS TO DO THAT. WE’LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON AROUND THE STATE AS WE LET YOU KNOW WHO THE WINNERS WILL BE.

28 TEAMS WILL SURVIVE AFTER TONIGHT FOR THE SEMI FINALS. LET’S LIGHT THAT QUARTERFINAL CANDLE, MATT. >> THANK YOU, NELLIE. AND LOOK AT MILL CREEK, THEIR 12-GAME WINNING STREAK, 12-0 RECORD, A PROGRAM RECORD. LONGEST WINNING STREAK IN PROGRAM HISTORY. THEY HAVE WON 17 OF THEIR LAST 18 GAMES DATING BACK TO LAST SEASON. THEIR ONLY LOSS A 24-6 DEFEAT IN THE FIRST ROUND OF LAST YEAR’S PLAYOFFS HERE ON GPB. AND THEY ARE LED BY THEIR HEAD COACH, SHANNON JARVIS IN HIS 12th SEASON. THE ONLY HEAD COACH THAT MILL CREEK HAS EVER HAD. A RECORD OF 72-58. ARCHER AT 11-1. THEY HAVE WON NINE STRAIGHT GAMES SINCE THEIR 26-24 LOSS AT GRAYSON ON SEPTEMBER 11th. THEY HAVE WON 22 OF THEIR LAST 24 GAMES SINCE LAST SEASON’S 0-3 START. THEIR ONLY LOSSES DURING THAT TIME, THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.

AND IN WEEK THREE OF THIS SEASON, AT GRAYSON. THEY ARE 33-6 THE LAST THREE SEASONS. AND THEY ARE LED BY THE ONLY HEAD COACH THEY HAVE EVER HAD, ANDY DYER IN HIS SEVENTH SEASON, A RECORD OF 47-26. AND COACH LAMAR HAS HAD GREAT DEAL IMPROVEMENT EVERY YEAR HE’S BEEN THE HEAD COACH FROM 1-2 TO 2-8 TO 5-6, 6-4, 11-1, 11-4 LAST YEAR AND 11-1 THIS SEASON. >> AN EXAMPLE OF GUY COACH. BUILT FROM THE GROUND-UP. YOU CAN SEE IMPROVEMENT EVERY YEAR. AND NOW THEY’RE HERE WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET INTO THE STATE SEMI FINALS FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW. >> WELL, ARCHER WON THE TOSS AND THEY WILL RECEIVE. FIRST-EVER MEETING BETWEEN THESE TWO TEAMS. BUT THEY HAVE SCRIMMAGED EACH OTHER THE LAST TWO PRESEASONS. AND AS YOU AND I WERE TALKING, COACH LAMAR, BEFORE THE GAME STARTED, THEY ARE VERY SIMILAR IN THEIR SCHEMES. >> NO DOUBT. VERY SIMILAR ON OFFENSE.

A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT WAY OF DOING THINGS ON DIFFERENCE. ONE IS THE ODD-MAN FRONT. ONE A TRADITIONAL 4-3. YOU’RE GOING TO SEE GREAT FOOTBALL TONIGHT, TWO TEAMS IMPOSE THEIR WILL ON ANOTHER. SHOULD BE A GREAT MATCH-UP. >> AND THERE’S KYLE DAVIS, WHO COMMITTED TO AUBURN TIGERS ON WEDNESDAY, ANNOUNCING THAT ANNOUNCEMENT ON TWITTER. NUMBER-ONE WIDE RECEIVER IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. HE’S BACK ALONG WITH JAMEIS WILLIAMS. >> KEEN, THE TOUCHBACK ON 73% OF HIS KICKS. THIS WILL BE A TOUCHBACK AS WELL AS IT SAILS TO THE BACK OF THE END ZONE AND THE ARCHER TIGERS WILL START ON OFFENSE FROM THEIR OWN 20 YARD LINE. TIGERS AVERAGING POINTS PER GAME. 392 YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE PER GAME AND LED BY THEIR SENIOR QUARTERBACK, WILL BEARDEN, WHO HAS COMPLETED 69% OF HIS PASSES FOR 23 TOUCHDOWNS, THREE INTERCEPTIONS AND OVER 2,400 YARDS. AND WILLIAMS GETS THE FIRST CARRY OF THE BALL GAME. AND WILLIAMS PICKS UP THREE YARDS ON THE PLAY AS WE LOOK AT THE ARCHER OFFENSE UP FRONT. THE LEFT TACKLE, EJ PRICE, THE NUMBER EIGHT RANKED LEFT TACKLE IN THE COUNTRY.

34 OFFERS, INCLUDING GEORGIA, TENNESSEE AND AUBURN. AND WILLIAMS, NUMBER ONE, THE NUMBER FIVE ATHLETE IN THE CLASS OF 2017. FIRST PASS OF THE BALL GAME GOES TO KYLE DAVIS AND HE GETS DRIVEN OUT OF BOUNDS AT THE 29 YARD LINE BY THE QUARTERBACK, KISHAWN MILLER. >> TRYING TO GET OUT EARLY, GET THINGS GOING. GOOD JOB OF TACKLING AND MINIMIZING THE GAME THOUGH. >> 48th CATCH OF THE SEASON FOR KYLE DAVIS. THIRD DOWN AND TWO. WILLIAMS CLOSE TO THE FIRST DOWN AS HE GETS STUFFED RIGHT HE 30 YARD LINE. >> VERY CLOSE OUT THERE. THEY GOT THE FIRST DOWN. GOOD JOB OF JUST GETTING THE FIRST DOWN AGAINST THE MILL CREEK DEFENSE. >> THAT WAS PEYTON MOORE MAKING THE TACKLE. FIRST AND TEN FOR ARCHER AT THE 30 YARD LINE. JAMYEST WILLIAMS COMES THIS WAY. TEN YARDS AND MORE.

AND JAMYEST WILLIAMS DOWN THE SIDELINE, FINALLY STEPS OUT OF BOUNDS AT THE 43 YARD LINE. >> WE TALKED BEFORE THE GAME, PERIMETER BLOCKING. YOU’VE GOT THE BALL RUNNING THE STRETCH, REACH PLAY, A GREAT BLOCK BY THE WIDE RECEIVER ON THE CORNER THERE. AND SPRUNG HIM INTO THE SECONDARY. GREAT JOB EXECUTING. WE TALKED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO BLOCK ON THE PERIMETER. GREAT JOB BY ARCHER RIGHT THERE. >> 27-YARD PICKUP. AND JUST LIKE THAT, TAKES ARCHER FOUR PLAYS TO GET ON THE PLUS SIDE OF THE 50. BEARDEN BACK TO PASS, THROWS TO THE FAR SIDE. THAT’S COMPLETE TO KYLE DAVIS WHO MAKES THE SECOND CATCH OF THE BALL GAME. AND THAT’S GOING TO BE CLOSE TO A SEVEN-YARD PICKUP. >> BASIC CURL FLAT COMBINATION. KYLE DAVIS HAS SUCH A BIG BRAIN TO GET IT TO THE BIG SPACE. GREAT HANDS, PULLS THE BALL INTO HIS BODY. YOU WANT TO START EVERY POSITION WITH POSITIVE YARDS ON FIRST DOWN. NOW YOU’VE GOT SECOND AND SHORT.

REALLY STAYING AHEAD OF THE CHAINS HERE. >> KYLE DAVIS WITH 773 YARDS RECEIVING ON THE SEASON. THEY GO BACK TO A FIRST DOWN AT THE 30 YARD LINE. TACKLE MADE BY OKAY WU. ARCHER MOVING THE BALL WELL ON THIS OPENING POSSESSION. >> THEY GIVE HIM A HEAVY DOSE OF KYLE DAVIS. THEY’VE GOT TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO BE ABLE TO STOP HIM IN THIS MATCH-UP RIGHT HERE.

THEY GIVE HIM SAFE ON THAT AND CATCHING THE BALL AND TUCKING AWAY AND GETTING POSITIVE YARDS. >> YOU HAVE TO GIVE HIM SPACE AT 6’3″, 206, SUCH A PHYSICAL WIDE RECEIVER. JAMYEST WILLIAMS GETS THE HANDOFF. NO RUNNING ROOM FOR JAMYEST WILLIAMS AS OTIWU MAKES THE TACKLE. AND MILL CREEK ON DEFENSE. LED UP FRONT BY TYLER VERNON, THEIR ALL-TIME SACK LEADER. 30 QUARTERBACK SACKS IN HIS TWO SEASONS. LINEBACKERS AT THE STRONG CORE LED BY OTIWU, BOLE AND ANDERSON. AND TURNER AND HALL HAVE REALLY BEEN KEYS TO THE DEFENSE. >> NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. TURNER AND HALL BOTH OUTSTANDING PLAYERS, GREAT TACKLING AND ALSO GREAT IN COVERAGE. >> SECOND DOWN AND NINE, AND JAMYEST WILLIAMS DOWN TO THE 25 YARD LINE. TACKLE MADE BY AARON ANDERSON. >> ANOTHER POSITIVE GAIN RIGHT THERE OFF TACKLE. TRYING TO RUN A REACH PLAY, BLOCKING ON THE PERIMETER. AND STILL GOT POSITIVE YARDS. >> SO THIRD DOWN AND FIVE. AND WE’LL HAVE A FLAG ON THE PLAY. >> OFFSIDES ON THE DEFENSE. GOING TO BE A FIRST TIME FOR ARCHER.

FIRST DOWN FOR ARCHER. GREAT JOB WITH THE HARD-COUNT, GETTING EASY YARDS. MOVING THE CHAINS. MILL CREEK ACTUALLY GOT INTO A GOOD SITUATION THERE DEFENSIVELY, FINALLY GOT THEM TO A THIRD AND MEDIUM, VERY WINNABLE DOWN. THEN, YOU KNOW, THAT DRAWN OFFSIDES THERE, START AGAIN, FIRST AND TEN. >> FIRST AND TEN BALL AT THE 20 YARD LINE. NINTH PLAY OF THE DRIVE HERE FOR ARCHER. THEY HAVE DRIVEN FROM THEIR OWN 20 YARD LINE. JAMYEST WILLIAMS. CATCHES IN THE HOME AND THE BALL COMES OUT AT THE END OF THE PLAY. LET’S SEE IF MILL CREEK IS ON TOP OF IT. AND THEY DO RULE IT A FUMBLE. AND THE BALL GOES OVER TO THE HAWKS. >> THAT WAS A GREAT JOB OF STRIPPING THE BALL. LOOKED LIKE ARCHER HAD SOMETHING GOING WITH THE INSIDE RUN THERE. GREAT JOB, GREAT EFFORT BY MILL CREEK. TRACKING THE BALL, REACHING IN. >> YEAH, THAT WAS OTIWU WHO STRIPPED HIM AND THEN THE CORNERBACK, JONATHAN GIBSON, FELL ON TOP OF IT. LOOK AT 35, OTIWU, REACHING IN AND STRIPPING THE BALL AND A BIG TURNOVER FOR THE HAWKS’ DEFENSE. >> YOU’VE GOT TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GET A HANDLE ON OTIWU.

IF HE’S ALLOWED TO RUN AROUND AND MAKE PLAYS, HE’LL MAKE PLAYS ALL NIGHT. OUTSTANDING FOOTBALL PLAYER. >> THE HAWKS TAKE OVER AT THEIR OWN 12 YARD LINE. AND THE FIRST PLAY OF THE BALL GAME FOR THEM OFFENSIVELY GETS BLOWN UP. THAT WAS LECONTE ON THE RUN AND LOOKS LIKE WE MIGHT HAVE A FACE MASK ON THE PLAY. >> THEY WERE SO QUICK HE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF THE FACE MASK. HE’S GOING TO BE CALLED AN OUTSTANDING FOOTBALL PLAYER. UNFORTUNATE FACE MASK RIGHT THERE. BUT A GREAT PLAYER. BEING COMMITTED TO KENTUCKY. >> KOBE SMITH, NUMBER 95, THE NOSE TACKLE CALLED FOR THE FACE MASKING PENT, 15-YARD FACE MASKING PENALTY ON KOBE SMITH AND FIRST DOWN FOR MILL CREEK AS THEY BRING THE BALL OUT TO THE 26. THEY’LL FLING THE BALL OUT HERE.

COMPLETE TO ALSTON. TRE ALSTON UP TO THE 35 YARD LINE. CLOSE TO THE 36. TRE ALSTON PICKED UP THE FIRST DOWN. >> WE TALKED ABOUT IT, BOTH GROUPS WILL TRY TO USE THE ENTIRE FIELD, TRY TO GET THE BALL IN SPACE, SCREENS AND SHORT PASS FROM ARCHER. AND HERE WE GO WITH MILL CREEK DOING THE SAME THING. BOTH TEAMS ARE SO PHYSICIAN UP FRONT, YOU’VE GOT TO GET THE BALL. >> THE JUNIOR QUARTERBACK, CAMDEN TURLEY, 16 TOUCHDOWNS AND 3 INTERCEPTIONS. TURLEY LOOKS TO THE FAR SIDE. AND THEN GOES DOWN THE SIDELINE. INCOMPLETE. LOOKING AT THE 26 YARD LINE. >> LOOKED LIKE WE HAD GOOD COVERAGE THERE. GUYS STAYING ON TOP. YOU’VE GOT TO CONTINUE TO STOP AND RUN AND MAKE PLAYS ON THE BALL IN THE AIR. >> HERE’S THE REGIONS BANK STARTING LINEUP FOR THE HAWKS. ROBBIE BELL, LEFT TACKLE, COMMITTED TO LOUISVILLE. TYLER FANNIN HAS FOUR OFFERS INCLUDING KANSAS STATE AND MARSHAL.

AND IN THE SECONDARY, JOE THOMAS, LEADING RUSHER, 706 YARDS AND LECONTE IN THE MIX AS WELL. JOE THOMAS ON THE RECEPTION AND THOMAS UP CLOSE TO THE 43 YARD LINE. >> THAT’S THE THEME RIGHT NOW. GETTING THE BALL IN SPACE, ON THE EDGES. BOTH GROUPS REALIZE THIS IS GOING TO BE TOUGH RUNNING THE BALL TO THE MIDDLE. THEY’LL TRY TO LOOSEN UP WITH THE SHORT PASS. BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL JOB SETTING UP THE SCREEN. GETTING THE BUBBLE SCREEN OUT THERE AND GUYS BLOCKING ON THE PERIMETER. >> ONCE AGAIN, IT LOOKS LIKE ARCHER IS PLAYING WITHOUT THEIR STAR MIDDLE LINEBACKER, QUINTON MILLER. HE HAS BEEN BOTHERED BY A BACK INJURY HERE IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON. A GAME-TIME DECISION. HE MIGHT BE OUT THERE RIGHT NOW. AS A MIDDLE LINEBACKER, NUMBER 37. YEAH, HE’S OUT THERE. I DIDN’T THINK HE WAS OUT THERE, BUT HE’S OUT THERE ON THIS PLAY.

NUMBER 37, QUINTON MILLER, ONE OF THE TOP WRESTLERS IN THE ENTIRE NATION. >> YEAH, MILLER IS HARD FOR THEIR DEFENSE. A PHYSICAL GUY, SIDELINE TO SIDELINE TRADITIONAL LINEBACKER. HE PLAYS FAST AND PHYSICAL. HE SHOULD BE A BIG — PLAY A BIG ROLE IF HE’S ABLE TO CONTINUE. >> QUINN MILLER THERE, THE LINEBACKER. ISAIAH PRYOR, NUMBER TWO-RANKED SAFETY IN THE CLASS OF 2017. SINGLETON, THE SAFETY, COMMITTED TO DUKE. JAMYEST WILLIAMS PLAYS BOTH WAYS AND CORNERBACK.

ISAIAH PRYOR, 64 TACKLES ON THE SEASON, COMMITTED TO OHIO STATE. LECONTE GETS THE CARRY. AND LECONTE UP TO THE 50 YARD LINE. LET’S CHECK IN WITH JON NELSON ON THE SIDELINE. >> SCORING UPDATE. WE KICK IT AROUND THE STATE. FOCUS ON 6A AND YOUR EARLY SURPRISE. THAT IS NOT A MISGRAPHIC. 10-0 UP IN NORTH OF ATLANTA. WE’LL KEEP AN EYE ON THIS. COLQUITT HAS TO WORK FROM BEHIND EARLY ON. >> INTERESTING SCORE IN THE FIRST SIX MINUTES OF THAT BALL GAME. SECOND DOWN AND FIVE NOW. BALL AT THE 49 YARD LINE. WINNER OF THIS BALL GAME PLAYS THE WINNER OF THAT BALL GAME IN THE SEMI FINALS. TURLEY THROWS ON THE RUN. UNDERTHROWS, HIS TIGHT END LOOKING FOR RILEY SCHNEIDER. >> BOOTLEG ACTION, HAD A GUY OPEN ON THE DRAG. BUT COULDN’T GET THE BALL TO HIM. ARCHER DID A GREAT JOB BEING ABLE TO CONTAIN THE QUARTERBACK AND ALSO COVERING THE ROUTES DOWNFIELD. >> SO THIRD DOWN AND FIVE. COACH, WHERE ARE YOU GOING WITH THE BALL RIGHT HERE? >> WE’LL SEE. >> THAT’S RILEY IN MOTION BEHIND THE LINE. AND THEY THROW THE BALL, COMPLETE, AT THE 41 YARD LINE.

BRAXTON RICHBURG WITH THE CATCH. THAT’S GOING TO BE A FIRST DOWN FOR THE HAWKS. >> YEAH, THE HAWKS DID A GOOD JOB OF MOTIONING, READING IT. ANOTHER COMBINATION. GREAT JOB OF JUST TAKING WHAT THE DEFENSE GIVES YOU RIGHT THERE. >> 31st CATCH OF THE SEASON FOR BRAXTON RICHBURG. NUMBER FIVE SINGLE SEASON RECEIVING TOTAL IN PROGRAM HISTORY WITH 477 RECEIVING YARDS THIS YEAR. LECONTE GETS THE CARRY. AND HE’S TACKLED BY MORRELL. SHORT GAIN FOR DANIEL LECONTE WHO MISSED THE LAST FOUR GAMES WITH HIS INJURY. THIS IS HIS FIRST GAME BACK. >> YEAH, AND LOOKS GOOD OUT THERE. THE MAIN THING IS CONTINUE TO TRY IT GET THESE GUYS IN SPACE. THAT WAS AN OLD POWER SWEEP OFF TACKLE. GOT SOME POSITIVE YARDS. AS THE GAME GOES ON, YOU WANT TO WEAR GUYS DOWN AND HOPEFULLY LECONTE WILL BE ABLE TO DO THAT. >> 580 YARDS RUSHING FOR LECONTE THIS SEASON. AND EIGHT GAMES, A YARDS PER CARRY AVERAGE AND 13 TOUCHDOWNS. THEY HAVE DONE IT BY RUNNING BACK BY COMMITTEE THIS YEAR. EARLY ROLLING AND THROWING. AND THAT’S COMPLETE AT THE 31 YARD LINE. NICELY EXECUTED AS THEY GIVE THE BALL TO MILES RILEY. >> GREAT JOB OF BEING COMPOSED. HAD TO COME BACK ON THE SIDELINE, A GREAT JOB TAKING WHAT THE DEFENSE GIVES YOU.

GOT HIS EYES RIGHT. READING THE KEY, DELIVERING THE PERFECT BALL. RIGHT THERE ON THE SIDELINE. ONLY THIS GUY CAN MAKE A PLAY ON IT TO BE A FIRST DOWN. >> COACH, THIS HAS BEEN A VERY NICE, CLEAN, CRISP DRIVE BY MILL CREEK. MUCH LIKE ARCHER. ARCHER BLEW THEIRS UP WITH A TURNOVER. LET’S SEE IF MILL CREEK CAN HOLD ON TO THE BALL.

>> BOTH LOOK REALLY SHARP. >> FIRST AND TEN, THAT’S RILEY IN MOTION BEHIND THE LINE. TURLEY LOOKS THAT WAY, SWINGS THE BALL OUT THERE TO ALSTON. AND TRE ALSTON SLIPPED OUT OF ONE TACKLE AND ANOTHER CLOSE TO THE 6. >> ALSTON IS VERY SLIPPERY. VERY SLIPPERY. GREAT BALANCE, GREAT FEET, DOES A GREAT JOB IN SPACE. AGAIN, MOTION. MILL CREEK DOING A GOOD JOB OF MOTIONING AND BEING ABLE TO GET GUYS IN SPACE. GREAT BLOCKING ON THE PERIMETER. YOU KNOW, SOLID JOB COMING UP IN TACKLE AND MINIMIZING THAT GAIN.

AGAIN, THE THEME IS GET THE BALL IN SPACE. >> AND YOU SAW DYLAN SINGLETON TRYING TO STRIP THE BALL JUST LIKE MILL CREEK DID TO ARCHER ON THEIR FIRST POSSESSION. SECOND DOWN AND FOUR. NOTHING DOING ON THAT PLAY THERE. GOT BLOWN UP RIGHT AWAY BY SAM WRIGHT, THE DEFENSIVE END. NO RUNNING ROOM FOR LECONTE. A TACKLE FOR LOSS FOR SAM WRIGHT, HIS TENTH OF THE SEASON.

>> AGAIN, YOU CAN SEE WHY THEY’RE TRYING IT GET THE BALL ON THE PERIMETER. IT IS VERY HARD TO RUN THE BALL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ARCHER DEFENSE. >> SO THIRD DOWN COMING UP HERE. THEY’VE GOT TO GET THE BALL CLOSE TO THE 21. SITTING ON THE 25. THEY’VE GOT A VERY STRONG FIELD GOAL KICK, SO THEY’RE ALREADY IN RANGE. GOING UP TOP. AND IT’S CAUGHT AT THE 15 YARD LINE! SUPER CATCH! OUT ON THE EDGE BY BLESS PRESTON NORWOOD. >> MILL CREEK HAS FOUND, YOU KNOW, A MISMATCH OR MATCH-UP THEY LIKE. THEY CONTINUE TO LINE UP AND DOUBLE THE MOTION. THEY’RE RUNNING DIFFERENT ROUTE COMBINATIONS, AND THE QUARTERBACK DOING AN OUTSTANDING JOB OF TAKING WHAT THE DEFENSE IS GIVING THEM. >> PRESS TON NORWOOD WITH HIS 23rd CATCH OF THE SEASON, AND IT’S FIRST AND TEN FOR MILL CREEK AT THE ARCHER 12 YARD LINE. THEY’VE GOT A VERY BALANCED OFFENSE. THEY’VE GOT TWO RUNNING BACKS AS THEY INTERCHANGE. FOUR WIDE RECEIVERS, ALL WITH MORE THAN 20 CATCHES BETWEEN 20 AND 30 CATCHES. SO VERY EVENLY BALANCED TEAMS FROM A TALENT STANDPOINT. >> NO DOUBT THEY HAVE A GREAT BALANCE BETWEEN FEET ON THE PERIMETER, RUNNING BACKS AND OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE LINE.

IT’S THE REASON WHY THEY HAVEN’T LOST A GAME. >> TURLEY PICKED UP — OH, MAN, TAKES A SHOT AT THE 21 YARD LINE AND THAT WAS QUINN MILLER. THEY’RE GLAD TO HAVE MILLER BACK. LOOK AT THE SHOT THE LINEBACKER PUT ON TURLEY. >> ONE THING WE KNOW ABOUT QUINN MILLER, HE’S GOING TO PUT HIS FOOT ON THE GROUND AND PUT HIS FACE MASK ON. HE DOES A GREAT JOB HERE ON THE SPRINTOUT. PUTTING HIS FOOT IN THE GROUND AND CONTAINING. PHYSICAL FOOTBALL PLAYER. >> WATCH WILL THERE. TURLEY, I DON’T KNOW THAT HE SAW QUINN MILLER COMING UNTIL IT WAS ALMOST TOO LATE.

HE WAS LUCKY TO HOLD ON TO THE BALL. SECOND DOWN AND 18. AGAIN, ANOTHER LOW STAT. SCRAMBLING, NOW RUNNING. TURLEY WILL GET BACK TO THE ORIGINAL LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. >> WELL, THEY GOT HIM INTO A LONE YARD SITUATION. YOU KNOW, WE TALK ABOUT BEING ABLE TO DRIVE THE FOOTBALL. I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE TOUGH TO DRIVE THE ENTIRE FIELD ON BOTH DEFENSES. AND YOU KIND OF SEE WHY. DRIVE THE BALL, DRIVE THE BALL, AND NOW IT’S THIRD AND TEN. >> BOTH TEAMS HAVE VERY GOOD FIELD GOAL KICKERS. SO ON THIRD DOWN AND TEN, YOU CAN BE MORE CONSERVATIVE.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO GAMBLE. >> EXACTLY. YOU WANT TO GET POINTS RIGHT HERE. YOU DON’T WANT TO COME OUT WITH A TURNOVER. >> THIRD AND TEN FROM THE 12. TURLEY STANDS IN THE POCKET. AND TOUCHDOWN! TO DANIEL LECONTE. >> OUTSTANDING JOB. HE HAD A GOOD SOLID POCKET AND DIDN’T HAVE ANY PRESSURE, WAS ABLE TO COMPLETE THAT PASS. GREAT JOB BY THE LINEMAN UP FRONT. OFFENSIVE LINEMAN GOT A GREAT CATCH. >> HERE IS YOUR TOUCHDOWN REPLAY, COACH. >> YEAH, LOOK AT THAT SOLID POCKET. HE’S GOT NO PRESSURE. PICKED UP THE BLITZ. GOT MAN-TO-MAN COVERAGE, THE LINEBACKER ON THE RUNNING BACK TAKING THE MATCH-UP ALL DAY. >> 16-PLAY DRIVE AGAINST ANDY DYER. VERY TOUGH DEFENSE. SHANNON JARVIS TEAM GOES A TOUCHDOWN UP HERE IN THE FIRST QUARTER. >> YOU’VE GOT TO CONTINUE TO GET FIRST DOWNS ALL THE WAY DOWN THE FIELD. JUST CONTINUE TO GET FIRST DOWNS, NOT ALWAYS GOING TO BE A BIG PLAY.

JUST WANT TO KEEP THAT DEFENSE ON THE FIELD AS LONG AS YOU CAN. AND THEN EXPLOIT A MISMATCH WHEN YOU GET THE OPPORTUNITY. >> BRENTON KING IS 52 OF 53 ON HIS ATTEMPTS THIS SEASON. >> AND COACH TALKED ABOUT IT. AS SOON AS HE CROSSES THE 50 YARD LINE, HE’S GOING TO GET HIS GUY A SHOT. >> AND COACH JARVIS WILL BE HAPPY IF THE ONLY SHOTS HE HAS TO TAKE TONIGHT ARE P.A.T.s. >> THAT WOULD BE OUTSTANDING. >> 6-0, HAWKS TAKE THE LEAD ON ARCHER. >> JUST A GREAT DRIVE. >> IT WAS. BOTH TEAMS HAD GREAT DRIVES. >> AND THAT JUST SPEAKS VOLUMES OF THE PREPARATION, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT STARTING THE FOOTBALL GAME. YOU KNOW, IT’S — IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PREPARATION. >> 13-YARD TOUCHDOWN PASS FROM CAMERON TURLEY TO DANIEL LECONTE. AND THE HAWKS HAVE THE EARLY LEAD HERE AT MILL CREEK. >> Matt: WELCOME BACK TO MARKHAM FIELD, GETTING READY FOR THE SECOND 12 MINUTES.

BUT WE KICK IT DOWN TO QUAD A. 6-0 WOODWARD. NOW 12-0. THEY SCORED TWO TOUCHDOWNS, MISSED TWO P.A.T.s. THE WINNER GETS THE WINNER OF BUFORD AND THOMSON. OTHER WINNERS IN QUAD A AS WE KICK IT, OUR St. PIUS AND CARTERSVILLE. TO GO. >> Matt: HERE AT MILL CREEK, 12-0 HAWKS TAKE A 7-0 LEAD ON ARCHER. AND VERY IMPRESSED, COACH, WITH THE OPENING DRIVES. THE DIFFERENCE WAS ARCHER WAS 68 YARDS, AND THEN FUMBLED. MILL CREEK THEN 88 YARDS AND SCORED. >> Bryan: YEAH, MILL CREEK DOING AN OUTSTANDING JOB OF BEING BALANCED.

NINE PASSES, SEVEN RUSHES. A GREAT JOB OF TAKING WHAT THE DEFENSE GIVES YOU. PUTTING THE BALL ON THE PERIMETER. BUT ALSO KEEPING THEM HONEST BY RUNNING THE BALL. >> Matt: CAMERON TURLEY 7 OF 9 FROM 63 YARDS PASSING, AS WELL. INCLUDING THE TOUCHDOWN PASS TO LECONTE. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF ARCHER GETS ANY KIND OF KICK RETURN TONIGHT WITH PRESTON TEEING IT UP. >> Bryan: BASED ON THE GUYS THEY HAVE RETURNING IT, NEED TO JUST KEEP KICKING IN THE END ZONE. >> Matt: YOU CAN GET IT THERE, MAKE SURE IT GETS THERE. AND THIS ONE WILL NOT BE RETURNED. JAMYEST WILLIAMS TRIED TO FILL IT, SO IT COMES OUT TO THE 20 AGAIN. THAT’S THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST KYLE DAVIS AND WILLIAMS ON KICK RETURN. >> Bryan: NO DOUBT. TO HAVE A KICKER WHOSE LEG IS STRONG ENOUGH TO KICK IN THE END ZONE, THAT’S A HUGE WEAPON. TO START FROM THE 20 YARD LINE AND NOT HAVE THE THREAT OF A BIG RETURN. >> Matt: ERASES THE OTHER 21 MEN ON THE FIELD. IT’S A ONE-MAN FOOTBALL GAME IF YOU CAN KICK IT INTO THE END ZONE.

FIRST AND TEN FOR ARCHER BACK AT THEIR OWN 20 YARD LINE. THIS IS WHERE THEY STARTED THEIR FIRST RIDE. JAMYEST WILLIAMS ON THE CARRY. ENDS UP PICKING UP FIVE YARDS ON THE PLAY. THIRD TACKLE OF THE BALL GAME FOR THE SAFETY, JAMAR HALL. >> Bryan: JAMAR HALL PLAYS A BIG ROLE IN THE GAME TONIGHT. PHYSICAL, 6’2″, 190-POUND JUNIOR SAFETY. HE’S GOT TO CONTINUE TO STEP UP AND PLAY. >> Matt: AND THAT’S NUMBER 77, EJ PRICE. 6’6″, COACH. >> Bryan: HE’S A MAN CHILD. GREAT, SERIOUS MEAN STREAK.

>> Matt: KYLE DAVIS DROPPED FOR THE LOSS BY CHASE TURNER, AND ONCE AGAIN, COACH, IT’S THOSE SAFETIES COMING UP AND MAKING BIG PLAYS. >> Bryan: WE TALKED ABOUT AT YOUR THEY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE GAME. WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT TRYING TO GET THE BALL IN THE PERIMETER AND HAVING THE BLOCK ON THE PERIMETER. HERE’S A GREAT JOB OF RECEIVING THE BLOCK. ONE-ON-ONE SITUATION. HE ALSO GOT A HUGE TACKLE FOR A LOSS.

GREAT PLAY BY TURNER RIGHT THERE. >> Matt: AND YOU KNOW, COACH, THIS MILL CREEK PROGRAM REALLY TURNED IT AROUND LAST YEAR AFTER THEY GOT BEAT 51-41. THEY MOVED TURNER AND HALL TO THE SAFETY POSITIONS AND THAT REALLY TURNED THEIR DEFENSE AROUND. TRY TO GO TO THE FAR SIDE AND KYLE DAVIS IS INCOMPLETE. FOURTH DOWN. >> Bryan: GREAT JOB. WE TALKED ABOUT — WE TALK ABOUT THE STARS FROM THE ARCHER SECONDARY. BUT MILL CREEK HAS GOT OUTSTANDING PLAYERS IN THEIR SECONDARY, AS WELL. TWO SAFETIES WE TALKED ABOUT, AND THEN, YOU KNOW, THE CORNER NUMBER 4 AN OUTSTANDING PLAYER, AS WELL. >> Matt: AND CHASE TURNER WHO MADE THE BIG TACKLE ON KYLE DAVIS A FEW MOMENTS AGO STANDS DEEP FOR MILL CREEK AT HIS OWN 45 YARD LINE. >> Bryan: TURNER HAS GREAT FEET, DOES A GREAT JOB GETTING POSITIVE GAINS. HE’S A GREAT ATHLETE. NOT ONLY A GREAT SAFETY, BUT ATHLETE. >> Matt: PENALTY FLAG DROPPED. LET’S SEE IF THIS IS MILL CREEK OR ARCHER. I THINK MILL CREEK MIGHT HAVE JUMPED OFFSIDES. NOPE.

IT’S ARCHER. THAT BACKS HIM UP FIVE YARDS. NOW MATTHEW WILL BE KICKING FROM HIS GOAL LINE. ALSO THE PUNTER, 33 PUNLTS ON THE SEASON AND 34 YARDS PER KICK AVERAGE. SHORT KICK. TURNER COMES UP, MAKES THE FAIR CATCH AT THE 42 YARD LINE. A 27-YARD KICK. AND WITH TWO MINUTES LEFT IN THE QUARTER, GREAT FIELD POSITION FOR MILL CREEK TEAM THAT ALREADY LEADS BY A TOUCHDOWN. >> Bryan: AGAIN, MILL CREEK WILL GET GREAT FIELD POSITION AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET A SCORE HERE. >> Matt: GREAT OFFENSIVE ATTACK. GOOD BALANCE OF RUN AND PASS ON THAT OPENING 88-YARD TOUCHDOWN DRIVE. AND CAMERON TURLEY THE TRIGGER MAN. >> Bryan: CAMERON TURLEY LOOKED OUTSTANDING. TOOK A SHOT, CAME RIGHT BACK AND FIRED A TOUCHDOWN INTO THE END ZONE. SO HE’S DOING BIG THINGS RIGHT NOW.

>> Matt: FIRST AND TEN. BALL AT THE 42. ALSTON IN MOTION. WILL TAKE THE BALL AND CUT IT BACK UP. ALSTON, ONLY 5’6″, 165, HAS HAD A NUMBER OF NICE PLAYS ALREADY IN THIS GAME. >> Bryan: AGAIN, ONE OF THOSE GUYS THAT CAN DO A GREAT JOB. WE TALKED ABOUT PERIMETER BLOCKING. DIDN’T GET THE BALL OUTSIDE THE WAY THEY WANTED TO. BUT A GREAT JOB OF BEING ABLE TO USE YOUR INSTINCTS AND ABILITIES TO BE ABLE TO MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING. >> Matt: HOW ABOUT THAT CUT TO BUY ANOTHER FOUR YARDS. SECOND DOWN AND ONE. HANDOFF GOES FOR LECONTE AND HE’S GOT THE FIRST DOWN. DANIEL LECONTE DOWN TO THE 28 YARD LINE. WILL CHOLO MAKING THE STOP FOR THE TIGERS. >> Bryan: MILL CREEK TRYING TO GET THE BALL IN THE PERIMETER AND ALSO STOPPED BY ARCHER.

ABLE TO PUT THEIR FOOT ON THE GROUND. >> Matt: LECONTE AGAIN, NOT A WHOLE LOT OF RUNNING ROOM. SAM WRIGHT MAKING THE TACKLE FOR ARCHER. A PICKUP OF MAYBE TWO ON THE PLAY. WE TALKED ABOUT MILL CREEK DEFENSE. BUT HOW ABOUT THEIR OFFENSE? THEY HAVE AVERAGED 39 POINTS PER GAME. 153 YARDS RUSHING. 174 PASSING. CLOSE TO 327 YARDS OF OFFENSE PER GAME. >> Bryan: YEAH, THEIR OUTSTANDING OFFENSE. VERY BALANCED AND IT ALL STARTS UP FRONT. WHAT YOU’RE SEEING RIGHT NOW IS GUYS GETTING KNOCKED OFF THE FRONT AND GETTING POSITIVE YARDS ON RUNS. AND ALSO, YOU KNOW, GETTING GREAT PROTECTION ON THE PASS PLAY. >> Matt: TURLEY DUMPS IT OFF TO ALSTON AND GOOD THING THEY THREW IT INCOMPLETE. LOST YARDS ON THE PLAY. NOW THIRD DOWN. >> Bryan: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WE TALK ABOUT GREAT PROTECTION, PRESSURE ON THE QUARTERBACK. YOU KNOW, THAT’S ONE OF THE STRENGTHS MILL CREEK IS THEIR OFFENSIVE LINE BEING ABLE TO NOT ONLY POUND THE BALL AND BE PHYSICAL BUT ALSO KEEP THE QUARTERBACK SAFE AND ALLOW HIM TO MAKE GREAT READS. >> Matt: I THINK THE STARS ARE THE GUYS UP FRONT.

THEY HAVE FOUR OF THEIR FIVE GUYS ON THE OFFENSIVE LINE LEGITIMATE FBS CANDIDATES FOR SCHOLARSHIP. >> Bryan: AND THAT’S HUGE FOR A HIGH SCHOOL OFFENSE. ONE THING TO HAVE SKILLED GUYS. ANOTHER THING TO HAVE BIG GUYS UP FRONT TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. >> Matt: GOT A MAN OPEN INSIDE THE 10 YARD LINE AND TURLEY OVERTHREW PRESS TON NORWOOD. WHAT HAPPENED, COACH? THAT WAS A TOUCHDOWN. >> Bryan: JUST COVERAGE. ONCE AGAIN, YOU’RE SEEING MILL CREEK USE A LOT OF MOTIONS AND SHIFTS TO KIND OF GET THE MATCH-UPS THEY WANT. HAD A WIDE OPEN OPPORTUNITY RIGHT THERE, AND JUST MISSED IT. >> Matt: TURLEY WILL REMEMBER THAT ONE AS THEY BRING ON KING FOR WHAT WILL BE A 42-YARD KICK FROM YEAR THE RIGHT HASH. >> Bryan: AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE IT A TWO-SCORE GAME.

PLAYOFFS EVERY POINT IS VALUABLE. EVERY POSSESSION IS VALUABLE. WE JUST WANT TO GET POINTS ON THE BOARD HERE. >> Matt: 15 OF 21 FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS AND THAT IS GOOD, AS WELL. 16th FIELD GOAL OF THE YEAR FOR KING. AND MILL CREEK HAS A 10-0 LEAD. >> Bryan: THAT’S AN OUTSTANDING JOB EXECUTING. GOT THE BALL IN GREAT FIELD POSITION. WANTED THE TOUCHDOWN, DIDN’T GET IT. DIDN’T WALK AWAY EMPTY-HANDED. GOT A 10-0 LEAD HERE AT HOME. MILL CREEK IS IN GOOD SHAPE. >> Matt: THAT’S GOT TO BE A WIN-WIN, BECAUSE ARCHER CAN SAY WE HELD THREE POINTS. THEY GOT THE BALL ON OUR 42, AND WE KEPT THE THREE. >> Bryan: WELL, I THINK BOTH TEAMS ARE STARTING TO KIND OF SETTLE IN. AND THESE DEFENSES AGAIN ARE OUTSTANDING AND THEY’RE STARTING TO SETTLE IN. IT’S GOING TO BE HARD TO — POINTS ARE GOING TO BE HARD TO COME BY. SO ARCHER HAS GOT TO GET AN OPPORTUNITY HERE, GET SOMETHING ON THE BOARD HERE SO THEY CAN KEEP PACE WITH THIS GREAT MILL CREEK OFFENSE. >> Matt: THAT WAS SIX PLAYS, 17 YARDS. AND NOW ANDY DYER’S TEAM DOWN TEN POINTS. THEY WERE DOWN 14-3 IN THE THIRD QUARTER AGAINST McKEACHORN LAST WEEK WHEN THEY CAME UP WITH A BIG DEFENSIVE PLAY.

AND THEY CAME BACK AND WON THAT GAME AGAINST THE INDIANS. >> Bryan: FOOTBALL IS A MATTER OF GUYS MAKING PLAYS. YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN A TEAM LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE DOWN, DEAD, BURIED AND ALL OF A SUDDEN SOMEBODY MAKES THE PLAY AND THEIR FORTUNES CAN CHANGE. THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT. THAT’S WHY WE LOVE THE PLAYOFFS HERE IN GEORGIA. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL. IT DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS. JUST LIKE THAT, ONE TEAM CAN BE UP AND ROLLING BIG AND ANOTHER TEAM CAN HOP BACK IN. YOU KNOW, AND SO YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN. >> Matt: SO FINAL 32 SECONDS OF THIS FIRST QUARTER. AND WE’LL SEE IF KYLE DAVIS OR JAMYEST WILLIAMS GETS AN OPPORTUNITY AT A RETURN HERE. AND KING’S KICK COMES DOWN A YARD DEEP IN THE END ZONE.

AND A THIRD TOUCHBACK ALREADY FOR BRENTON KING IN THIS GAME. >> HE’S DOING A GREAT JOB. >> HOSCHTON COUNTY AND ALLATOONA AND ACK WORTH. ALLATOONA HAD A 7-0 LEAD BUT A BLOCKED PUNT. THERE’S THE PLUNGE. THEY’RE UP 14-7. THEY WOULD GET THE WINNER OF KELLEN NORTHGATE. THAT’S THE EARLY STORY IN 5A. >> Matt: HOW ABOUT HOSCHTON COUNTY TO BEAT MAYS. MAYS THE STATE FINALISTS LAST YEAR. AND JAMYEST WILLIAMS FUMBLES AGAIN AT THE END OF THE PLAY. MILL CREEK DOING A VERY GOOD JOB THE STRIPPING THE BALL AT THE END OF THE PLAY. >> Bryan: WHEN YOU SEE GUYS GO AFTER THE BALL LIKE THAT, THAT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT JUST HAPPENSTANCE AND GUYS JUST DOING THAT ON THE FLY.

THAT’S SOMETHING THEY’RE BEING COACHED. THAT’S A GREAT JOB BY THE MILL CREEK COACHING STAFF EMPHASIZING TURNOVERS. >> Matt: JAMYEST WILLIAMS, THE NUMBER ONE RUSHER THIS SEASON. 1249 YARDS COMING INTO TONIGHT’S GAME WITH 23 TOUCHDOWNS. >> Bryan: HE’S EXPLOSIVE. VERY EXPLOSIVE. THEY’RE GOING TO USE HIM ALL OVER THE FIELD IN THE PASS GAME AND RUN GAME. >> Matt: SECOND DOWN AND THE PASS GOES TO ARAMIS BRYANT AND BROKEN DOWN BY GIBSON. >> Bryan: THIS IS A GREAT BREAK BY GIBSON, THE SOPHOMORE. HE DOES A GOOD JOB AT CORNER ALSO. THEY HAD SOMETHING THERE, THE BALL A LITTLE BIT BEHIND. >> Matt: THIS IS THE EIGHTH PASS THAT GIBSON HAS BROKEN UP THIS SEASON. YOU HAD AN INKLING BEFORE THE GAME. >> Bryan: NO DOUBT. I THINK THE MILL CREEK SECONDARY IS OUTSTANDING. THE JUNIOR SAFETY AND THE TWO SENIORS WILL TRY THE SOPHOMORE.

>> Matt: THIRD DOWN AND THREE. THE BALL GOES TO ARAMIS BRYANT AGAIN AND GIBSON GETS HIS HANDS ON HIM. DROPS HIM. THAT’S A FIRST DOWN CATCH FOR ARAMIS BRYANT. >> Bryan: AGAIN, THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE SOME SHOTS AT THE SOPHOMORE. THE SENIOR MADE A GREAT PLAY EARLIER IN THE GAME. SO NOW THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE THEIR SHOTS WITH THE SOPHOMORE AND GET SOME FIRST DOWNS. BECAUSE ONE THING I CAN SAY ABOUT GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL, THE COACH WILL DO A GOOD JOB FINDING MATCH-UPS. >> Matt: FINAL PLAY OF THE FIRST QUARTER.

WILLIAMS RUNS INTO THE ARMS OF THE LINEBACKER, AARON ANDERSON. THAT’S THE END OF THE FIRST QUARTER. SO MILL CREEK, 12-0 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SCHOOL HISTORY. LOOKING TO ADVANCE TO THE STATE SEMI FINALS. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SCHOOL HISTORY. WITH A 10-0 LEAD ON ARCHER. WHO MADE IT TO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME A YEAR AGO. 12 MINUTES IN THE BOOKS. HAWKS ON TOP, 10-0. !!musiC@!!!musiC@! >>> THIS PROGRAM ON GPB MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY SUPPORTERS OF THE GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATION, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING. >>> WELCOME BACK TO MARKHAM FIELD, GETTING READY FOR THE START OF THE SECOND ORDER HERE. LET’S GO TO SOUTH.

IT WAS 10-7. WINDING UP, GETS THE TOUCHDOWN. SOUTH FORSYTH LEADS 17-7. WINNER GETS THE WINNER OF THAT ONE. 6A. AND COULD BE VERY INTERESTING THIS EVENING. >> Matt: ABSOLUTELY. YOU JUST SAW SOUTH FORSYTH BEAT THE TIGERS 42-35 IN THE SECOND ROUND LAST WEEK. >> Bryan: GREAT FOOTBALL TEAM. EXTREMELY WELL COACHED. THEY HAVE ATHLETES ALL OVER THE FIELD. OUTSTANDING QUARTERBACK. GREAT RUNNING BACK. RECEIVERS, DEFENSIVE LINE. IT’S A REASON WHY THEY HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL THIS YEAR. >> Matt: OFF TO A GREAT START AGAINST COLQUITT COUNTY TONIGHT. WE’LL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THAT SCORE AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THE EVENING.

IT’S THE START OF THE SECOND QUARTER HERE. SECOND DOWN AND EIGHT FOR ARCHER. AT THEIR OWN 37 YARD LINE AS WE BEGIN THIS SECOND 12 MINUTES. AND BALL INCOMPLETE AT THE 48 YARD LINE, LOOKING FOR ARAMIS BRYANT. AND IT’S GOING TO BE THIRD DOWN. AGAIN, THEY’RE REALLY WORKING GIBSON THERE, ARAMIS BRYANT, WHO HAS BEEN A BIG SURPRISE THIS YEAR. YOU TALK ABOUT KYLE DAVIS. BUT BRYANT, 21 CATCHES FOR 518 YARDS. SO WHEN HE MAKES THE CATCH, IT’S USUALLY FOR A LOT OF YARDS.

>> Bryan: NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. HE’S GOT GREAT SPEED TO REALLY RUN THE TOP OFF THE DEFENSE. >> Matt: THIRD DOWN NOW. THIRD DOWN AND EIGHT FROM THEIR OWN 37. BLITZ IS COMING. FIRES, AND INCOMPLETE. LOOKING FOR KYLE DAVIS. AND KISHAWN MILLER NEARLY HAD ANOTHER INTERCEPTION AND FOURTH DOWN. >> Bryan: IT ALL STARTS UP FRONT. WE TALK ABOUT THE PRESSURE, HAVING TO PROTECT, YOU KNOW, KYLE DAVIS. THEY’VE GOT AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET A BALL TO THE BIG FELLA. BUT THE QUARTERBACK IS UNDER EXTREME DURESS. THE FRONT FOUR FOR MILL CREEK APPLIES FOUR-MAN PRESSURE WITHOUT HAVING TO ADD ON THE BLITZ. >> Matt: THEY REALLY HAD KYLE DAVIS RACKETED, A MAN IN FRONT AND BACK. >> Bryan: STILL WITH A SMALL WINDOW. IT BECOMES HARD TO THROW THE BALL IN THE SMALL WINDOWS. YOU’VE GOT PRESSURE RIGHT THERE, CAUSING UP FRONT. >> Matt: FRITTS WITH THE SHORT KICK THAT WILL FINALLY BOUNCE DEAD AT THE 38 YARD LINE. AND ONCE AGAIN, PRETTY GOOD FIELD POSITION FOR MILL CREEK. THAT’S JUST A 25-YARD KICK, SO FRITTS HAS YET TO KICK THE BALL MORE THAN 30 YARDS HERE ON HIS FIRST TWO PUNTS TONIGHT.

>> Bryan: AND THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF PRESSURE THERE BY MILL CREEK. KEEPING PRESSURE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL. PRESSURE IN THE PASSER, YOU KNOW, ON THIRD AND LONG SITUATION. THEY ALSO PRESSURE THE PUNT AND GETTING THE BALL IN GREAT FIELD POSITION. >> Matt: CAMERON TURLEY BACK OUT TO RUN THE OFFENSE. 7 OF 11 FOR 36 YARDS PASSING. 63 YARDS PASSING. 147 COMPLETIONS AND 254 ATTEMPTS THIS SEASON. NEW PROGRAM, SINGLE SEASON RECORD. AND THE HANDOFF GOES TO DANIEL LECONTE. >> Bryan: THEY FINALLY GOT SOMETHING GOING ON THE RUNNING GAME. INSIDE TRAP UP FRONT. POSITIVE YARDS. THAT’S WHAT WE TALK ABOUT. THE DEFENSE BEING ON THE FIELD WAY TOO LONG FOR ARCHER. AND NOW STARTING TO OPEN IT UP INSIDE. >> Matt: ONLY 29 YARDS RUSHING FOR MILL CREEK IN THE FIRST QUARTER. THEY HAVE THE 10-0 LEAD. >> Bryan: THE SHORT FIELD LAST TIME. MAIN THING, THEY KEEP THE CHAINS MOVING. CAME BACK TO THE TRAP PLAY THERE, NOT AS SUCCESSFUL. AGAIN, IT’S GOING TO BE HARD TO JUST RUN REPETITIVE PLAYS AND ALSO HARD TO RUN INSIDE. KEEPING THAT ARCHER DEFENSE. >> Matt: BACK-TO-BACK CARRIES BY DANIEL LECONTE.

HE AND JOE THOMAS COMBINED FOR CLOSE TO 1300 YARDS RUSHING AND 27 TOUCHDOWNS COLLECTIVELY. >> Bryan: A GOOD GROUP AND SHOWS MILL CREEK’S COMMITMENT TO RUNNING THE FOOTBALL. >> Matt: THAT’S WHY COACH SHANNON JARVIS TOLD US THEIR STACK SHEET IS THE EPITOME OF THEIR OFFENSE. WHAT THEY HAVE DONE HERE TONIGHT. >> Bryan: DOING A GOOD JOB WITH THE END BALANCE. >> Matt: THIRD AND THREE AND LECONTE WILL NOT GET THE FIRST DOWN. THE LINEBACKER GRABS HIS LEG. THIRD TACKLE OF THE NIGHT FOR FINCH. >> Bryan: THEY HAD SOME SUCCESS ON FIRST DOWN. CAME BACK TO IT ON SECOND DOWN. AND ARCHER JUST BOWED UP ON THIRD DOWN AND GOT A HUGE STOP. >> Matt: FINCH IS A GREAT STORY, BATTLED BACK. TORE HIS ACL IN THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME LOSS TO COLQUITT COUNTY LAST YEAR. CAME BACK THIS YEAR, HASN’T MISSED A SNAP ALL SEASON. >> Bryan: YEAH, THIS KID REALLY FIGHTING THROUGH ADVERSITY AND COMING OUT ON TOP. REALLY PROUD OF HIM. >> Matt: MIKE. FAIR CATCH AT THE 20 YARD LINE.

ARCHER WILL PUT THE BALL IN PLAY AFTER A 34 YARD KICK BY MIKE EBEL. >> Bryan: A FLAG ON THE FIELD. >> Matt: SEE WHAT THE MARK-OFF IS GOING TO BE HERE. RONNY MELTON IS OUR REFEREE. LOOKS LIKE AN OFFSETTING PENALTY, UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT. >> Bryan: YEAH, WITH TWO TEAMS SO CLOSE TOGETHER IN TERMS OF PROXIMITY, YOU’RE GOING TO GET A LITTLE TALKING GOING ON EVERY NOW AND THEN. >> Matt: THESE COACHING STAFFS ARE AS CLOSE AS CAN BE. RIGHT THERE — >> Bryan: OH, YEAH, OH, YEAH. >> Matt: KISHAWN MILLER AND ARAMIS BRYANT GOING BACK AND FORTH. SO FIRST AND TEN. AND JAMYEST WILLIAMS, 59 YARDS RUSHING FOR WILLIAMS IN THAT FIRST QUARTER. GETS THE FIRST CARRY FOR ARCHER HERE IN THE SECOND QUARTER. >> Bryan: ARCHER IS REALLY SHOWING A COMMITMENT TO THE INSIDE RUN. TOOK SOME SHOTS ON THE LAST DRIVE. GOT TO KIND OF STAY MORE CONSISTENT WITH THE RUN GAME, CONTINUE TO MOVE THE CHAINS AND GET POSITIVE YARDS. YOU KNOW, AND MAKE A SHORT PASS EVERY NOW AND THEN. THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE A SHOT EVENTUALLY. >> Matt: JAMYEST WILLIAMS, NUMBER FIVE ATHLETE IN THE CLASS OF 2017. HEAVY RUSH, AND MIKE ABUHL AT THE YARD LINE.

>> Bryan: HARD TO BLACK THIS FRONT FOR MILL CREEK. AS GOOD AS IN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL THIS YEAR IN TERMS OF RUSHING THE PASS AND KEEPING PRESSURE. >> Matt: FIFTH QUARTERBACK SACK OF THE SEASON FOR BULL. AND FOR THE HAWKS, 63rd QUARTERBACK SACK. AN UNREAL NUMBER. >> Bryan: I’M TELLING YOU, WHEN THEY’VE GOT AN OPPORTUNITY TO PIN THEIR EARS BACK AND GET YOU, THEY’RE GOING TO COME AND GET YOU. >> Matt: THIRD DOWN. BEARDEN THROWS AND IT IS COMPLETE TO BRYANT AT THE 31 YARD LINE. AND THEY PICK UP THE FIRST DOWN. WHAT A GREAT JOB BY THE SENIOR, ARAMIS BRYANT, TO KNOW WHERE THE STICKS ARE, PICK UP 16 YARDS, AND GET THE FIRST. >> Bryan: YEAH, A GREAT — YEAH, A GREAT THROWING CATCH. I THOUGHT HE DID A GOOD JOB RIGHT THERE. I THOUGHT HE GOT AWAY WITH A HOLD ON THE EDGE. HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET A SACK RIGHT THERE. THE BIG FELLA MIGHT HAVE GOT AWAY WITH ONE RIGHT THERE.

>> Matt: DJ PRICE, 34 OFFERS INCLUDING GEORGIA, TENNESSEE AND AUBURN. ORIGINALLY COMMITTED TO GEORGIA. AND JAMYEST WILLIAMS HIT HARD BY JONATHAN GIBSON THE CORNER. WE CALLED THE SOPHOMORE’S NAME A NUMBER OF TIMES AND COMES UP IN RUN DEFENSE. >> Bryan: WE TALKED ABOUT THE DEFENSE GETTING IN A GROOVE THERE. THEY COMPLETED A PASS THERE THE PLAY BEFORE. YOU KIND OF SEE THEM FLYING AROUND WITH A LITTLE TEMPO AND SHOWING THEIR PHYSICALITY AND THEIR COMMITMENT TO STOPPING DEFENSE. >> Matt: MILL CREEK ALLOWED RUSHING YARDS PER GAME THIS SEASON. HEAVY RUSH. VERNON MISSES. BEARDEN THROWS! AND IT’S INTERCEPTED! JONATHAN GIBSON WITH THE INTERCEPTION! NO, THAT’S — PARDON ME. THAT’S SIDNEY OTIWU, 35. >> Bryan: WE TALK ABOUT OTIWU FLYING AROUND AND MAKING A PLAY. IT ALL STARTS WITH PRESSURE. I THINK THEY SENT BULL ON THE BLITZ. PRESSURE ABLE TO AFFECT THE QUARTERBACK. THEY DIDN’T GET THE SACK, BUT AGAIN, AFFECTING THE QUARTERBACK WITH THE PRESSURE. THESE GUYS ARE TOUGH TO BLOCK UP FRONT, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ADD ON. THE FRONT FOUR IS TOUGH ENOUGH, BUT WHEN THEY ACCEPTED THE BACKERS, IT BECOMES TOUGH TO PICK THESE GUYS UP AGAIN.

YOU SEE BULK RELENTLESS, CAUSING PRESSURE UP FRONT AND THEN THE PICK BY OTIWU. HE’S GOT GREAT HANDS AS I HAVE SEEN THIS YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL. >> Matt: SO OTIWU WITH HIS FOURTH INTERCEPTION OF THE SEASON, 18th PICK FOR MILL CREEK BACK IN BUSINESS. TURLEY FIRES ACROSS THE MILITANTS AND OVERSHOOTS HIS MAN, PRESTON NORWOOD. >> Bryan: HE SAW HIS MAN CLEAR AND OPEN AND JUST OVERTHREW RIGHT THERE. THAT IS MORE THAN SEEING SOMETHING AND GETTING SO EXCITED. I THINK HE JUST MISFIRED. >> Matt: YEAH, THAT’S THE SECOND TIME HE HAD NORWOOD OPEN AND OVERTHREW HIM. >> Bryan: YEAH, AND NORWOOD IS DOING A GOOD JOB BEING ABLE TO FIND THE CREASE BETWEEN THE SAFETY AND THE LINEBACKER. >> Matt: SECOND DOWN AND TEN FROM THE 38 YARD LINE. THOMAS IN MOTION AND SETS ON THE LINE. THIS IS GOING TO BE A DOUBLE PASS. THAT’S NORWOOD, THE BACKUP QUARTERBACK, GOING DEEP! >> Bryan: INTERCEPTED. >> Matt: INTERCEPTED BY BRYANT AT THE 11 YARD LINE! >> Bryan: YEAH, I THOUGHT MILL CREEK — MILL CREEK TRIED TO GO WITH A TRICK PLAY, WENT WITH A DOUBLE PASS, SOMETHING THEY WORKED ON THIS WEEK IN PRACTICE. AND IT WASN’T THERE — A GREAT JOB BY ARCHER.

AGAIN, YOU CAN SEE THEY MOTION TO AN EMPTY BACKFIELD, THROUGH THE BUBBLE SCREEN AND THE THROWBACK. BUT A GREAT PLAY COMING FROM THE LEFT CORNER COMING IN AND MAKING THAT PLAY. OUTSTANDING JOB. >> Matt: SHANNON JARVIS, GREAT COACH. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THAT, THOUGH. YOU’VE GOT THE 10-0 LEAD, YOU GET GREEDY WITH THE TRICK PLAY. I’M INCLINED TO STICK WITH WHAT YOU’RE DOING. >> Bryan: MOST TEAMS, THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE A SHOT. YOU GET A TURNOVER, NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE A SHOT. ARCHER DID A GOOD JOB OF STAYING PREPARED IN THAT SITUATION. >> Matt: JAMYEST WILLIAMS ON THE CARRY THERE, DROPPED FOR A LOSS. AND IT’S GOING TO BE SECOND DOWN AND 11. THAT WAS PEYTON MOORE WITH THE TACKLE FOR LOSS. HIS SEVENTH OF THE SEASON. AND ONCE AGAIN, THE FIERCE DEFENSE. AND THAT’S OTIWU, WHO HAD THE PICK A FEW MOMENTS AGO. GETTING HIS 13th TACKLE FOR LOSS. >> Bryan: I’M JUST TOTALLY IMPRESSED BY THIS MILL CREEK DEFENSE. NOT ONLY ARE THEY PHYSICAL, THEY’RE PLAYING BEST. OTIWU ALL OVER THE FIELD, CALLS THE FUMBLE, AN INTERCEPTION AND NOW GETTING TACKLED FOR LOSSES.

HE’S AN OUTSTANDING FOOTBALL PLAYER TONIGHT. THEY’RE STARTING TO IMPOSE THEIR WILL ON THIS ARCHER OFFENSE. >> Matt: SIDNEY OTIWU PROJECTED OUTSIDE LINEBACKER WITH 14 OFFERS, INCLUDING IOWA STATE AND GEORGIA SOUTHERN. THIRD DOWN AND 11. HEAVY RUSH! FOUR MISSES AND VERNON. AND BEARDEN GETS OUT OF THERE, AND DUMPS IT DEEP FOR DAVIS AND OVERTHROWS, AND IT’S FOURTH DOWN. BUT BEARDEN IS ALSO HURT ON THE PLAY. VERNON MAY HAVE GOTTEN TO HIM AT THE END OF THE THROW. >> Bryan: WE CAN TALK ALL DAY ABOUT HOW RELENTLESS AND OUTSTANDING THESE DEFENSES HAVE BEEN FOR MILL CREEK. THEY USE THEIR HANDS, THEY’VE GOT GREAT SPEED. GREAT MOVES BY BOTH GUYS. YOU KNOW, THEY HAD HIM RIGHT THERE. HE WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE. >> Matt: AARON ANDERSON, THE LINEBACKER, GOT A CLEAN SHOT ON HIM. HE WAS OUT ROLLING AND KIND OF THROWING AGAINST HIS BODY. AND SO ANDERSON WAS ABLE TO BURY THAT HELMET RIGHT IN HIM. >> Bryan: ANDERSON IS AN UNSUNG HERO, ANOTHER GUY ABOUT 6 FEET, 200 POUNDS, EXTRA SAFETY ON THE FIELD.

>> Matt: TURNER FROM THE 42 YARD LINE, ALL-TIME PUNT RETURNER IN SCHOOL HISTORY. HE PICKS UP FOUR YARDS ON THE RETURN RIGHT THERE AFTER THE 33-YARD KICK BY FRITTS. AND ONCE AGAIN, MILL CREEK LIVING ON THE ARCHER SIDE OF THE 50 YARD LINE. >> Bryan: THEY HAVE HAD BEAUTIFUL FIELD POSITION, AND HERE THEY ARE AGAIN WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO AND GET SOME POINTS ON A SHORT FIELD. >> Matt: SO BALL AT THE 38 YARD LINE. FIRST AND TEN. MILL CREEK TRYING TO ADD TO ALREADY A 10-0 LEAD. >> Bryan: THEY’RE KNOCKING ON THE DOOR RIGHT HERE. >> Matt: ALSTON IN MOTION. OF THE HANDOFF INSTEAD TO JOE THOMAS. JOE THOMAS GETS DROPPED BY MORRELL. AFTER A SHORT GAIN. THIRD TACKLE OF THE BALL GAME FOR MORRELL AS WE CHECK IN WITH JON NELSON. >> BACK UP TO THE OTHER PART OF THE BRACKET IN SOUTH FORSYTH AND COLQUITT. LEE INTO THE END ZONE. 17-14, HALFWAY THROUGH THE SECOND QUARTER. IT IS A DOG FIGHT RIGHT NOW IN THE OTHER HALF OF THIS BRACKET. BACK UPSTAIRS. >> Matt: WINNER OF THIS BALL GAME YOU’RE WATCHING RIGHT NOW WILL PLAY THE WINNER OF THAT ONE.

SEMI FINALS. SECOND DOWN. REILLY IN MOTION BEHIND THE LINE. THEY THROW THE BALL COMPLETE TO ALSTON. ALSTON HAS A MAN TO BEAT OUT THERE AND CAN’T. NICE OPEN FIELD TACKLE BY JAMYEST WILLIAMS. >> Bryan: GREAT OPEN FIELD TACKLE BY JAMYEST WILLIAMS. VERY HARD TO TACKLE GUYS IN OPEN FIELD. HE’S CLOSING AT FULL SPEED AND ABLE TO KEEP HIM IN HIS GRASP. GREAT PLAY. >> Matt: WHAT’S INTERESTING ABOUT JAMYEST WILLIAMS, HE’S RATING THE NUMBER FIVE ATHLETE IN THE CLASS OF 2017.

YOU SEE HIM A LOT AS A RUNNING BACK HERE FOR ARCHER. HE WANTS TO PLAY CORNERBACK AT THE NEXT LEVEL. >> Bryan: I MEAN, AT THE END OF THE DAY, MOST PEOPLE REALIZE THAT YOU CAN MAKE A LOT OF — PLAY A LOT LONGER PLAYING ON DEFENSE THAN OFFENSIVE SIDE OF THE BALL. >> Matt: TURLEY BACK TO PASS. IT BREAKS DOWN AND HE RUNS. AND TURLEY GETS OUT OF THE TACKLE AND FINALLY SINGLETON GETS HIM OUT OF BOUNDS AT THE 30 YARD LINE.

>> Bryan: GREAT SCRAMBLE RIGHT THERE. BUT AN OUTSTANDING JOB IN COVERAGE BY THE ARCHER DEFENSE. BOTH DEFENSES REALLY STARTING TO PLAY BETTER. NOW WE’VE GOT A FOURTH AND SHORT. GOING TO KICK THE FIELD GOAL. >> Matt: HOW ABOUT THIS, A FOURTH AND TWO FROM THE 30. AND HE DOESN’T EVEN THINK ABOUT BRINGING HIS FIELD GOAL. >> Bryan: NO, YOU’VE GOT TO TAKE THE POINTS. GET A 16-0 GAME. GO AHEAD AND GO WITH THE POINTS. >> Matt: THIS IS A 47-YARD KICK FOR KEYS, AND HE’S GOING TO MISS IT. HE HAD PLENTY OF DISTANCE, BUT HOOKED IT. AND DIDN’T GET IT THROUGH THE UPRIGHT. THE 47-YARD MISS FOR PRESTON KING. AND THE SCORE REMAINS 10-0 WITH TO PLAY IN THE HALF. >> Matt: JUST OVER FOUR MINUTES TO PLAY HERE IN THE FIRST HALF IN THIS QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UP. ARCHER TRAILING MILL CREEK 10-0.

HE MAY BE 70 YEARS OLD, BUT ERIC CLAPTON CAN STILL PUT ON A SHOW. THIS WEDNESDAY, GPB TRENDS “SLOW HAND 70” LIVE. CLAPTON PERFORMED THIS MAY IN LONDON FEATURING FAN FAVORITES FROM THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER. THIS HOUR AND A HALF, HOUR-LONG SHOW IS NOT ONE TO MISS. CELEBRATE THE LEGENDARY GUITARIST’S BIRTHDAY WITH SLOW HAND THIS WEDNESDAY AT P.M. MATT STEWART ALONG WITH TUCKER COACH BRYAN LAMAR. JON NELSON IN OUR GPB ARMY FOR THE QUARTERFINALS FOR THE 6A STATE PLAYOFFS. WINNER MEETS COLQUITT COUNTY OR SOUTH FORSYTH IN THE STATE SEMI FINALS. ARCHER IN THEIR SECOND-EVER QUARTERFINAL APPEARANCE. THEY CRUSHED HILL GROVE 56-13 IN LAST YEAR’S QUARTERFINAL. KYLE DAVIS. AND KYLE DAVIS RUNS FOR THE FIRST DOWN. >> Bryan: WE TALKED ABOUT IT NOT BEING ABLE TO RUN THE BALL. YOU’VE GOT TO GET THE BALL IN THE PERIMETER. THEY RAN A CLEAN SWEEP, MOTIONING KYLE DAVIS ACROSS AND GIVING AN OPPORTUNITY TO USE HIS SPEED AND ATHLETICISM. A GREAT JOB FEELING BLOCKS ON THE PERIMETER AND HIM FINISHING OFF THE RUN.

>> Matt: THAT’S JUST THE EIGHTH TIME THAT KYLE DAVIS HAS RUN THE BALL THIS YEAR. >> Bryan: HE’S GOT TO FIND OUT A WAY TO GET THE BALL. >> Matt: BALL GOES TO ARAMIS BRYANT. GIBSON GETS HIM ON THE GROUND AT THE 35 YARD LINE. >> Bryan: THEY’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO TAKE SHOTS AS A SOPHOMORE. I THINK THEY’VE KIND OF FOUND A HONEY HOLE RIGHT THERE A LITTLE BIT. THEY’LL CONTINUE TO THROW AT HIM. HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO CONTINUE TO STAY DISCIPLINED. THEY’RE GOING TO COME IN WITH A DOUBLE MOVE. HE’S GOING TO CONTINUE TO COME UP AND MAKE TACKLES.

>> Matt: THIRD CATCH OF THE NINETEEN FOR BRYANT AGAINST McEACHORN LAST WEEK. PUMP FAKE AND BEARDEN RUNNING AND TYLER VERNON RUNS HIM DOWN. >> Bryan: WELL, IT WAS A GOOD JOB INITIALLY IN PROTECTION. BUT WE TALK ABOUT THE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF THE FOOTBALL BEING ABLE TO COME BACK AND GET A TACKLE FROM BEHIND. >> Matt: THAT WAS VERNON — SORRY, THAT WAS VERNON AND BORE DINO, NUMBER 31 WHO RAN HIM DOWN. AND NOW IT’S THIRD DOWN. THAT’S GOING TO GIVE ARCHER CLOSE TO A FIRST DOWN. >> Bryan: SECOND TIME THEY GOT HIM WITH THE HARD COUNT. >> Matt: THAT WILL BE A FIRST DOWN ON THE FIVE YARD MARKOFF. JUST OVER THREE MINUTES TO PLAY IN THE FIRST HALF. MILL CREEK LEADING 10-0.

>> Bryan: ARCHER HAS GOT A CHANCE TO GET SOME POINTS ON THE BOARD BEFORE THE HALF. >> Matt: THIS IS THE FIRST-EVER DOUBLE DIGIT WIN SEASON FOR MILL CREEK. THEIR PREVIOUS NINE WINS COMING IN THEIR QUARTERFINAL SEASON IN 2012. NOT MUCH ON THE CARRY THERE BY WILLIAMS. MICAH BULL MAKING HIS SECOND TACKLE OF THE BALL GAME. >> Bryan: GOOD JOB BY THE MILL CREEK FRONTAGE, STOP AND RUN AND GETTING THEMSELVES IN A GOOD SITUATION ON SECOND DOWN. ARCHER HAS TO GET SOMETHING GOING HERE, GET SOME POSITIVE YARDS TO MAKE IT THIRD AND MANAGE IT. >> Matt: MICAH BULL WITH A SACK AND A TACKLE FOR LOSS SO FAR IN THIS CONTEST. AND AGAIN, WE HAVE MOVEMENT, BUT THIS TIME IT MIGHT BE ON ARCHER. >> Bryan: I THINK THIS TIME ON ARCHER TO PUT THEM IN A TOUGH SITUATION. SECOND AND LONG. >> Matt: CHECK IN WITH JON NELSON. >> QUICK UPDATE ON THE SCORE THAT DREW COLQUITT COUNTY CLOSER. COLQUITT ON TOP 21-17. IT TOOK TO PUT 14 POINTS ON THE BOARD. COLQUITT NOW UP 4 OF SOUTH FORSYTH. >> Matt: THANK YOU. SECOND DOWN AND BEARDEN GOING ACROSS THE MIDDLE AND NEARLY INTERCEPTED BY GIBSON AT THE 40 YARD LINE.

>> Bryan: WE TALKED ABOUT GIBSON BEING DISCIPLINED AND CONTINUING TO DO HIS ASSIGNMENT. HE STAYED ON TOP OF THE DEEP ROUTE, GIVING THEM A SHORTER ROUTE. HE’S RIGHT WHERE HE NEEDED TO BE. >> Matt: GIBSON GETTING A WORKOUT TONIGHT. >> Bryan: NO DOUBT. YOU’VE GOT TO TEST THE SOPHOMORE. A HUGE GAME, STATE QUARTERFINALS. WE’RE GOING TO FIND OUT WHAT HE’S MADE OF. >> Matt: THIRD DOWN AND 17. JUST OVER 90 SECONDS LEFT HERE IN THE FIRST HALF. >> Bryan: AT THIS POINT, YOU’VE GOT TO LOOK FOR A DRAW OR A SCREEN OR FOR THEM MAYBE JUST TO RUN THE FOOTBALL. IF I’M MILL CREEK, I’M JUST GOING TO TRY TO KEEP THE BALL IN FRONT OF US RIGHT HERE, PROTECT IT.

>> Matt: THE OFFICIALS PUT TWO MINUTES BACK ON THE CLOCK. APPARENTLY THE CLOCK HAD RUN AFTER THE INCOMPLETION. HEAVY RUSH. SETTING UP THE SCREEN! IT’S INTERCEPTED AT THE 26 YARD LINE! PEYTON MOORE ON HIS FEET, INSIDE THE 10! MOORE TO THE END ZONE! TOUCHDOWN! >> Bryan: WE TALKED ABOUT IT RIGHT THERE. YOU’VE GOT THIRD AND FOIFR. YOU’VE GOT TO LOOK FOR THE DRAW OR LOOK FOR THE SCREEN. SURE ENOUGH, THEY CAME BACK TO THE SCREEN AND PEYTON MADE AN OUTSTANDING PLAY. GREAT INSTINCT BY THIS DEFENSIVE LINE. NOT ONLY DO THEY CAUSE HAVOC RUSHING THE PASSER, ALSO THE INSTINCT BROUGHT BACK AND GETTING THE INTERCEPTION ON THE SCREENPLAY.

>> Matt: A 27-YARD PICK SIX BY PEYTON MOORE. >> Bryan: YOU JUST CAN’T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT BEING AN INSTINCT YOU’LL, INTELLIGENT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER. AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT YOU JUST SAW. NOT ONLY A GUY WHO KNOWS HOW TO TURN IT ON AND GET AFTER THE QUARTERBACK, BUT ALSO CAN FEEL WHEN THE SCREEN IS DEVELOPING BEHIND AND BROUGHT BACK AND MAKE A PLAY. >> Matt: TRENTON KING WITH THE P.A.T. COACH, THAT IS THE NINTH DEFENSIVE TOUCHDOWN BY MILL CREEK THIS SEASON AS YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THE TCSG TOUCHDOWN REPLAY. >> Bryan: WE TALK ABOUT DOMINATING DEFENSE. THIS IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE DEFENSE. AN AVERAGE DEFENSE GOES OUT AND HOLDS THEIR OPPONENTS MOST OF THE TIME.

A GREAT DEFENSE GETS TONS OF SACKS, TONS OF TURNOVERS AND TONS OF SCORES ON DEFENSE. THIS IS NOT AN AVERAGE DEFENSE. THIS IS NOT A GOOD DEFENSE. THIS IS A GREAT DEFENSIVE UNIT THAT MILL CREEK HAS. WHAT THEY HAVE DONE THIS YEAR IN GEORGIA’S HIGHEST CLASSIFICATION AND ONE OF THE TOUGHEST REGIONS IN THE STATE IS JUST, YOU KNOW — JUST SPEAKS VOLUMES TO WHAT TYPE OF COACHING STAFF THEY’VE GOT AND WHAT TYPE OF TALENT THEY HAVE ON THAT SIDE OF THE FOOTBALL. >> Matt: AND WATCH PEYTON MOORE AS WE LOOK AT THAT REPLAY. HE SAW — HE WAS ON THE PASS RUSH AND THEN HE STOPS, HE RECOGNIZES, HEY, I’VE SEEN THIS ON FILM. THIS IS A SCREENPLAY. WATCH HIM STOP IN HIS TRACKS. AND CATCH THE PASS. >> Bryan: THAT’S THE THING YOU CAN’T COACH. THEY’VE GOT SEVERAL GUYS ON THIS DEFENSE THAT NOT ONLY CAN PLAY HARD AND GET AFTER, BUT THEY’RE ALSO VERY INTELLIGENT. AND THEY UNDERSTAND DOWN AND UNDERSTAND HOW IT FEELS TO RUSH THE PASSER, AND ALSO UNDERSTAND HOW IT FEELS WHEN SOMETHING IS FISHY.

WHEN SOMETHING IS IN THE WATER. AND BEING ABLE TO GET BACK AND GET AN INTERCEPTION ON THE SCREENPLAY. THAT’S A SIXTH SENSE, NOT SOMETHING YOU’VE BEEN COACHED TO DO. THAT’S SOMETHING YOU’RE BORN WITH AND INTELLIGENT. THAT IS A SIXTH SENSE. >> Matt: THAT IS THE THIRD TURNOVER OR ARCHER HERE IN THE FIRST HALF. THEY HAD ONLY NINE TURNOVERS TOTAL IN THEIR FIRST 12 GAMES THIS SEASON.

>> Bryan: YEAH, THEY JUST — THIS MILL CREEK DEFENSE IS JUST OUTSTANDING. THEY’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO PUT PRESSURE ON THESE GUYS. IT’S GOING TO BE VERY HARD FOR ARCHER TO GET BACK IN THE GAME WITHOUT CAUSING SOMETHING SPECIAL TO HALF. >> Matt: AND JAMYEST WILLIAMS INSIDE THE 15 YARD LINE BY JACK LUKER. AND JAMYEST WILLIAMS MIGHT BE HURT. >> Bryan: HE FINALLY KICKED THE BALL INTO THE END ZONE FOR A TOUCHBACK. YOU KNOW, ARCHER GETS A RETURN BUT THEY COVERED THE KICK LIKE MANIACS AND GOT A TACKLE INSIDE THE 15 YARD LINE. OUTSTANDING JOB BY COVERING THE KICK ON MILL CREEK. IF HE DOESN’T KICK IT INTO THE END ZONE, YOU SEE THE END RESULT, YOU KNOW, WITH GREAT SPECIAL TEAMS RIGHT NOW FOR MILL CREEK. >> Matt: WHAT A PERFORMANCE BY MILL CREEK IN THIS FIRST HALF TO TAKE A 17-0 LEAD. AND THEIR DEFENSE HAS BEEN ON A FEEDING FRENZY. INTERPRETATIONS BY OTIWU. AND PEYTON MOORE. AND A FUMBLE RECOVERY ON A STRIP BY OTIWU. AND A FUMBLE RECOVERY ON THAT PLAY THAT ENDED UP TURNING INTO A 88-YARD TOUCHDOWN DRIVE.

FOR MILL CREEK. >> Bryan: GOT TO KEEP AN EYE ON BEARDEN, FLEXING THAT THUMB. LET’S SEE IF HE’S OKAY AFTER THAT LAST SET. >> Matt: ABOUT AN EIGHT-YARD PICKUP RIGHT THERE, DYLAN SINGLETON, ONLY HIS 20th CARRY OF THE SEASON. >> Bryan: YEAH, THEY HAVE GOT TO FIND A WAY TO ESTABLISH THE RUN. RIGHT NOW THINGS LOOK BLEAK, SO YOU CAN GET BACK INTO THIS GAME BY JUST DOING WHAT YOUR ORIGINAL GAME PLAN WAS, RUNNING THE FOOTBALL, STICKING TO YOUR PRINCIPLES, THERE IS PLENTY OF TIME LEFT IN THIS GAME. >> Matt: SECOND DOWN AND FOUR. JAMYEST WILLIAMS BACK IN THERE. HE GETS THE HANDOFF, AND WILLIAMS UP TO THE 23 YARD LINE. IMBOARD INO. >> Bryan: MILL CREEK HAS TO LOAD UP AND STOP THEM, TAKE SHOTS WITH KYLE DAVIS OUT ON THE PERIMETER. >> Bryan: 14 CARRIES FOR JAMYEST WILLIAMS. 89 YARDS RUSHING LAST WEEK. HE’LL GET THE ROCK AGAIN AND THIS TIME, NOTHING DOING. TYLER VERNON THERE TO STOP HIM. AS WE CHECK IN WITH JON NELSON. >> A COUPLE UPDATES FROM THE LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE BRACKET.

ROSWELL LEADING COLLINS HILL 7-3 IN THE SECOND QUARTER. A EIGHT-YARD TOUCHDOWN PASS FROM WILLIS TO BASSKINS WITH THE P.A.T. AND WESTLAKE LEADING GRAY SON. TO GO. 14-7. BACK UPSTAIRS. >> Matt: HOW ABOUT THAT? INTERESTING SCORE GOING ON THERE. AT WESTLAKE TONIGHT. HANDOFF TO JAMYEST WILLIAMS UP TO THE 41 YARD LINE AND CHASE TURNER SAVED THE TOUCHDOWN WITH THAT TACKLE THERE. >> Bryan: NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. ARCHER IS DOING WHAT THEY NEED TO DO, WHICH IS RUN THE FOOTBALL. RUN THE FOOTBALL, RUN THE FOOTBALL. IT’S GOING TO OPEN SOME THINGS FOR THEM IN THE PASSING GAME AS WE CONTINUE TO GO THROUGH THIS GAME. >> Matt: ONLY 15 SECONDS LEFT IN THE HALF. NOW YOU’VE GOT TO TAKE A SHOT. >> Bryan: YEAH, YOU’VE GOT TO TAKE A SHOT IF YOU NEED TO. ONE THING, YOU DON’T WANT TO ALSO GIVE UP A TOUCHDOWN HERE ON AN INTERCEPTION RETURN.

>> Matt: HERE’S THE SHOT HERE, BEARDEN, JUMP BALL GOING TORE KYLE DAVIS, BROKEN UP BY GIBSON. ACTUALLY, THEY WERE GOING FOR ARAMIS BRYANT. AND IT’S GOING TO BE SECOND DOWN. >> Bryan: ONE THING GIBSON HAS SHOWN, HE’S GOT GREAT LENGTHS AT SIX FEET. HE’S A SOPHOMORE. BUT HE ALSO HAS TOOLS AND LEAPING ABILITY AND OUTSTANDING BALL SKILLS. YOU KNOW, HE’S STILL A TOUGH OUT ON THE DEEP BALL. THEY TRIED TO COME WITH THE CURL AND STOP ROUTE AND SHORTER ROUTES AND MAKING HIM COME UP AND MAKE TACKLES.

BUT DID A GOOD JOB THERE ON THE DEEP BALL. >> Matt: THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE A KNEE AND THAT WILL BE THE END OF THE FIRST HALF. MILL CREEK WITH A 17-0 LEAD. YOU KNOW, THEY WENT TO KYLE DAVIS THREE TIMES ON THE OPENING DRIVE BUT HAVEN’T BEEN BACK. AND I NOTICE KYLE DAVIS WAS NOT ON THE FIELD ON THAT POSSESSION. >> Bryan: IT’S INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THAT SITUATION. ONE OF THE BEST RECEIVERS IN THE COUNTRY, YOU’VE GOT ALL TYPES OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIM ON THE FIELD. >> Matt: LET’S CHECK IN WITH JON NELSON ON THE FIELD.

NELLIE? APPARENTLY NELSON’S MIC HAS GIVEN OUT. LET’S SEE IF THEY CAN GET IT WORKING REAL QUICK WHILE THEY HAVE SHANNON JARVIS STANDING BY. A VERY IMPRESSIVE FIRST HALF FOR MILL CREEK, TRYING TO GET TO THE STATE SEMI FINALS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SCHOOL HISTORY, AND I BELIEVE WE’VE GOT A NEW MIC FOR NELSON, AND JON, TAKE IT AWAY. UH, STILL DON’T — STILL NOT WORKING. >> FUNDAMENTAL ABILITY. WE’VE GOT ANOTHER HALF TO PLAY. WE CANNOT REST ON THIS. AND WE’VE GOT TO EXECUTE BETTER OFFENSIVELY. WE HAVEN’T DONE ANYTHING IN THE LAST COUPLE DRIVES. WE’RE GOING TO GO IN AND GET SOME ADJUSTMENTS MADE AND HOPEFULLY PLAY BETTER OFFENSIVELY IN THE NEXT HALF. >> YOU WERE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF SOME OF THE TUBLTS. I KNOW YOU WENT FOR THAT HALF BACK OPTION PASS TOO WHEN YOU WERE UP TEN. >> WE DID. AND RIGHT NOW WE’RE BATTLING THROUGH CAMERON HIT ON HIS SHOULDER. I BELIEVE HE’S GOING TO BE A LOT MORE ACCURATE AND WE’RE GOING TO WORK HIM OUT HERE AT HALFTIME AND HOPEFULLY GET HIS ACCURACY BACK.

WE’RE TRYING TO TAKE OUR SHOTS RIGHT THERE. THEY’VE GOT A GREAT DEFENSE AND YOU GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET POINTS, WE WANT TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO GET POINTS AND WE’VE GOT TO DO THAT THROUGH EXECUTION AND A COACH THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE PATIENT AND WE THOUGHT WE HAD THE LOOK WE WANTED AND EXECUTE FOR THE SCORE. WE’RE GOING TO GET THE BALL TO OPEN UP IN THE SECOND HALF AND HOPEFULLY PLAY MILL CREEK FOOTBALL AND SEE IF WE CAN GET MORE POINTS. >> THANK YOU, SHANNON. >> THANK YOU. >> THE HALFTIME SHOW STARTS RIGHT NOW. >> THANK YOU, JON. COMING UP ON THE FOOTBALL FRIDAYS IN GEORGIA HALFTIME SHOW, WE HEAR FROM BOTH THE ARCHER AND MILL CREEK MARCHING BAND AND SCORES FROM AROUND THE STATE. THERE ARE SOME UPSETS TO TALK ABOUT.

>> ALSO, THE LATEST IN SOCIAL MEDIA, PEOPLE WATCHING FROM REALLY FAR AWAY. SO YOU DEFINITELY DON’T WANT TO MISS THAT. JON NELSON GOES TO A PLACE HE’S FAMILIAR W THE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE AND CHECKING IN WITH PARENTS OF TONIGHT’S PLAYERS THAT. AND MORE COMING UP ON THE GPB HALFTIME SHOW. STAY WITH US. >>> WE’RE UNDER THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS LIVE IN HOSCHTON, GEORGIA. HALFTIME AT THE ARCHER-MILL CREEK GAME. LET’S CHECK IN WITH JACKIE WITH THE LATEST ON SOCIAL MEDIA. >> THAT’S RIGHT, MARK. SO WE HAVE BEEN WANTING YOU TO GUYS TO CHIME IN FROM WHEREVER YOU ARE, ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY. BUT HEY, IF YOU’RE OVERSEAS TOO, THAT WORKS. BECAUSE YOU CAN STREAM THE GPB SPORTS APP FROM YOUR DEVICE. YOU GO INTO THE APP STORE, TYPE IN GPB SPORTS AND WATCH THE GAME LIVE. WE HAVE SEVERAL PEOPLE DOING THAT.

THIS HAS BECOME A CONTEST, GUYS. FIRST WE HAVE ED HOOPER, WATCHING FROM THE COB FIRE STATION 22 TONIGHT, FIREFIGHTER ED HOOPER, WATCHING WITH US TONIGHT. AWESOME. WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE WITH US. THEN ZACHARY WATCHING FROM KANSAS. IF YOU CAN SEE THIS, I’M GOING TO ZOOM IN HERE. THEY’RE AROUND THE DINNER TABLE AND STREAMING FROM THEIR iPAD THERE. HOW CUTE IS THAT? ALL RIGHT. KANSAS, THAT’S PRETTY FAR. HOLD ON, IT GETS BETTER. GRANT FOX WATCHING FOOTBALL GAME ON THE WEB, COULDN’T WATCH IT HERE. BUT THEY’RE IN WISCONSIN WITH — COULDN’T WATCH IN WISCONSIN WITHOUT US. WE HAVE WISCONSIN RIGHT NOW. THEN WE HAVE WILDERS WORLD WATCHING MY KIDS FROM SAN ANTONIO. COURTESY OF GPB SPORTS. FIGHT HARD, BOYS. #ALWAYSATTACK IS TRENDING. GO HAWKS. AND THEN KATHRYN WATCHING FROM BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, SAYING GO TIGERS. I WAS IN BOSTON THIS TIME LAST YEAR. IT’S GOT TO BE PRETTY COLD. SO THE MILEAGE ACTUALLY BETWEEN BOSTON AND SAN ANTONIO IS NOT THAT MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE. SO IF YOU WANT TO WIN THIS CONTEST, YOU’VE GOT TO BE UPWARDS OF 1,000-PLUS MILES. SO BE SURE TO TWEET US AT GPB SPORTS.

SEND PHOTOS IF YOU’RE WATCHING FROM YOUR COUCH OR AROUND THE DINNER TABLE, THAT’S THE STUFF WE LOVE TO SEE HERE. WHOEVER IS FURTHEST IS TONIGHT’S WINNER, WHICH WE REVEAL IN THE POST GAME SHOW AND YOU GET SOME GPB SWAG. FIND US ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER. ALSO ON SNAPCHAT AT GPB SPORTS AND SEE ALL THE BEHIND THE SCENES ACTION. THE CONVERSATION IS GREAT NOW. THE COMPETITION REALLY HEATING UP. WE WANT YOU TO CHIME IN AND TELL US WHERE YOU’RE WATCHING FROM. >> TIME NOW FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF “ARE YOU SMARTER.” JON NELSON HAS FREQUENTLY FOUND HIMSELF IN THE PAST WITH THE PRINCIPLE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE, KEN JOHNSON.

>> TIME TO CATCH UP WITH THE VISITORS FIRST TIME AROUND. AND MR. JOHNSON ACTUALLY INFORMED ME THAT HE IS 3 FOR 3. 3 FOR 3 LAST YEAR. LET’S SEE IF WE CAN CONTINUE THE STREAK. WHAT’S GOING ON WITH ARCHER THESE DAYS? >> A GREAT YEAR, JON, AND CERTAINLY GOOD TO BE PLAYING IN THE QUARTERFINALS TONIGHT. WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT NEXT BREAK, NEXT HOLIDAY BREAK. >> ALL RIGHT. SO NO BREAK FOR US. IT IS TIME TO PLAY “ARE YOU SMARTER.” A QUESTION I HAVE NOT SEEN AND YOU HAVE NOT SEEN. WHY IS TODAY CALLED BLACK FRIDAY? A., BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE END UP WITH BLACK EYES WHILE FIGHTING OVER POPULAR TOYS AND ELECTRONICS? I SAW THAT VIDEO SO I WOULD VOTE A.

B., BECAUSE PEOPLE GET UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT FOR BARGAINS. OR C., BECAUSE RETAILERS SAY THEIR LEDGERS GO FROM THE RED INK OF DEBT TO THE BLACK INK OF PROFIT? >> I GUESS I’LL SAY C. >> CORRECT. AND TECHNICALLY IT’S C, ALTHOUGH ALL THE ABOVE COULD APPLY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. SO COULD THE MOOD OF EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE TO CLOCK INTO WORK ON THIS, THE BUSIEST ANALOG SHOPPING DAY OF THE YEAR. NICELY DONE. >> AWESOME. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, JON. >> 4 FOR 4. 5-2, 4 FOR 4. LET’S SEND IT BACK OVER. >> JON, YOU’RE ALWAYS A WHIZ AT MATH. I’VE ALWAYS SAID THAT. >> NO, I’M NOT A WHIZ AT MATH. NOT AT ALL. I GOT Cs AND Ds IN TRIG. >> WHEN YOU TALK MATH WHEN IT COMES TO GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, WAY BACK IN AUGUST, THERE ARE OVER 400 SCHOOLS IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA THAT PLAY FOOTBALL AND THE PLAYOFFS, 192.

WE’RE NOW DOWN TO 56 GAMES AND AFTER TONIGHT, IT WILL BE JUST 20 STATE TEAMS REMAIN TO GO BATTLE IT OUT FOR SEVEN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND SEVEN CLASSIFICATIONS. WE’LL SEE HOW THAT WORKS OUT AS WE HEAD INTO THE SEMI FINALS. NEXT WEEK THE FINALS HERE ON GPB. ALL GAMES FRIDAY AND SATURDAY DECEMBER 11th AND DECEMBER 12th. NOW LET’S CHECK IN WITH JACKIE, TIME TO SAY WHAT WE CALL RENT CHECK, WHERE WE CHECK IN WITH A PAIR. AND JACKIE IS STANDING BY WITH A COUPLE GREAT ONES. >> PARENTS OF BRAXTON, NUMBER 17. MILL CREEK IS OFF TO A GREAT START.

YOU PROUD OF HIM OUT THERE? >> YES, VERY PROUD OF ALL OF THEM. >> ARE YOU READY FOR RENT CHECK? >> WE ARE. >> FIRST QUESTION, WHAT IS HIS FAVORITE THANKSGIVING DISH? >> I WOULD SAY MACARONI AND CHEESE. NOT NECESSARILY FOR THANKSGIVING BUT FOR EVERY MEAL. >> ALL RIGHT. WHAT DO YOU THINK? >> I WOULD GO WITH MAC AND CHEESE. >> MAN, I’M SORRY. I HATE TO TELL YOU, IT’S CORNBREAD. DOES THAT SURPRISE YOU? OKAY. ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT. WHO HAS BEEN HIS INSPIRATION FOR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION? >> IT USED TO BE ME.

BUT I THINK I WAS REPLACED BY COACH BOOTH. >> COACH BOOTH? >> THAT’S CORRECT COACH GERALD BOON MITCHELL. AND WHAT DOES HE GET PSYCHED ABOUT BEFORE A GAME? WHAT DOES HE DO TO GET PSYCHED? I’M SORRY. WHAT DOES HE DO TO GET PSYCHED BEFORE A GAME? >> I WOULD SAY MUSIC OR PRAY. >> MUSIC. >> MAN, YOU GUYS ARE NAILING IT. LISTEN TO MUSIC AND READ THE BIBLE. AND THEN ONE MORE. FAVORITE THANKSGIVING FAMILY TRADITION. >> WE MISSED IT THIS YEAR, BUT I WOULD SAY GOING TO GRANDMA’S AND GRANDDAD’S. >> GRANDMA’S IN SOUTH CAROLINA. >> YEAH, YOU LET HER ANSWER FIRST. I WONDER WHY THAT IS? SHE SEEMS TO KNOW ALL OF THE ANSWERS. GREAT JOB. WE’RE GOING TO GIVE YOU SOME GPB SWAG.

YOU CAN GO HOME AND SHOW THAT OFF TO YOUR FRIENDS. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AND GOOD LUCK TO BRAXTON THE REST OF THE NIGHT. >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING US. >> MARK, BACK OVER TO YOU. THAT WAS FUN. >> THEY WERE GOOD. COMING UP ON OUR GPB FOOTBALL FRIDAYS. JON NELSON HITS THE ROAD IN HIS BACKROADS AND BACKFIELDS SEGMENT. ALL KINDS OF SCORES FROM AROUND THE STATE. THERE ARE SOME UPSETS TO TALK ABOUT. AND IT’S A LOT MORE COMING UP ON FOOTBALL FRIDAYS IN GEORGIA’S HALFTIME SHOW RIGHT AFTER THIS TIME-OUT ON GPB.

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RIGHT NOW THE HAWKS LEAD THE ARCHER TIGERS BY A SCORE OF 17-0. >> LOOKING AT SCORES FROM AROUND THE STATE, LATER ON IN THE SHOW. FIRST WE CHECK IN WITH JON NELSON FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF THE GAME SHOW THAT IS SWEEPING THE COUNTRY. MAYBE JUST GEORGIA. IT’S TIME FOR YOUR ROUND OF “ARE YOU SMARTER” WITH MILL CREEK’S PRINCIPAL. >> I’M GLAD I GOT CLARIFICATION ABOUT THE WOLVES’ MOON FROM MARK. YOU NEVER KEEP LEARN HERE ON “ARE YOU SMARTER.” WHAT’S GOING ON AT MILL CREEK? >> TWO STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

WE’RE AN ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT, FINE ARTS HAS HAD A GREAT SEASON. AND OBVIOUSLY THE SCHOOL SPIRIT HAS BEEN GREAT THIS YEAR TOO. >> ALL RIGHT. TIME TO PLAY THE GAME, QUESTION NUMBER TWO. ONE I HAVE NOT SEEN AND WE HAVE NOT SEEN AT ALL. WHAT POPULAR TOY CAUSED ACTUAL RIOTING IN 1983 WHEN FRANTIC PARENTS TRIED TO SCORE ONE OF THESE FOR THEIR LITTLE DARLINGS? WAS IT A., POWER RANGERS, B., CABBAGE PATCH KIDS OR C., EASY BAKE OVEN MICROWAVE EDITION.

>> I HAVE TO GO WITH B., CABBAGE PATCH KIDS. >> THAT’S CORRECT. HE LICENSED THE CABBAGE KIDS TO TOY MAKER TOLICO. THANKS FOR BEING A GREAT COACH. THAT’S IT FOR “ARE YOU SMARTER.” PRINCIPALS WENT 2 FOR 2. WE ALMOST HAD SOME HECKLING. BACK TO YOU GUYS. >> YOU DON’T LIKE TO HECKLE THE PRINCIPALS, I DON’T THINK. TIME TO CHECK OUT SCORES FROM AROUND THE STATE ON OUR GEORGIA E THIS C SCOREBOARD. THE COLQUITT COUNTY GAME. AND SOUTH FORSYTH. UNDEFEATED ON A BIG WINNING STREAK.

RIGHT NOW COLQUITT COUNTY LEADING BY 21-17 IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. ELSEWHERE, GRAYSON AND WESTLAKE TIED 7-7 IN THE SECOND QUARTER. ALLATOONA LEADING HOUSTON COUNTY. NORTHGATE BY A TOUCHDOWN, 14-7 IN THE SECOND QUARTER. AND WARE COUNTY, THE GATORS LEADING 19-14 IN THE SECOND QUARTER. AND STOCKBRIDGE UNDEFEATED IN CLASS 5A LEADING GLEN ACADEMY BY A TOUCHDOWN. WOODWARD ACADEMY TAKING ON MARIS, 22-7, WOODWARD ACADEMY. BUFORD IN CLASS 4A LEADS THOMSON 28-0 IN THE SECOND QUARTER. SAINT PIUS LEADING BAINBRIDGE, UNBEATING RIGHT NOW. BUT St. PIUS LEADS AT THE HALF. 10-6. CARSTERSVILLE, UNDEFEATED LEADING JONESBORO 14-7 IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

CALHOUN UNDEFEATED RANKED NUMBER ONE IN 3A LEADING ALBERT COUNTY 6-3. BENEDICTINE LEADING 21-17 IN THE SECOND. AND MARION LEADS COMMERCE AT THE HALF. >> 28 SCHOOLS CONTINUE ON THE ROAD TO THE DOME ON FOOTBALL FRIDAYS IN GEORGIA. NOW LET’S GET TO THE SCHEDULE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GEORGIA ENC. NEXT WEEK THE SEMI FINALS AT THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, JUST FOUR TEAMS REMAIN IN THE SEVEN CLASSIFICATIONS TO BATTLE IT OUT FOR A STATE TITLE. AND THEN THE FOLLOWING WEEK, IT’S CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK. WE WILL BE LIVE FROM THE GEORGIA DOME, STARTING ON FRIDAY AT P.M. WITH THE A PUBLIC SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FOLLOWED BY THE 3A AND 5A TITLE GAMES. AND THEN ON SATURDAY, THE ACTION KICKS OFF AT A.M. WITH A SINGLE A PRIVATE SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. FOLLOWED BY THE 2A, 4A AND 6A TITLE GAMES. GPB YOUR HOME FOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA. AND IT’S GOING TO BE A DOOZY.

WE HOPE YOU JOIN US ON THE GPB SPORTS APP WHERE YOU CAN KEEP UP WITH ALL THE SCORES FROM AROUND THE STATE UNTIL WE GET TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES IN DECEMBER. >> I CAN’T BELIEVE THERE’S ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT, THE SEMI FINALS AND FINALS OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IN GEORGIA. I GUESS THERE IS. JON NELSON WILL VISIT US NOW WITH ANOTHER EDITION OF BACKROADS AND BACKFIELDS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GEORGIA COTTON COMMISSION. >> THE NATURAL CHOICE FOR GEORGIA. >> AND THIS WEEK YOU CHECKED OUT THE MARIS EAGLES, AND THE COACH HAS WON OVER 300 GAMES IN HIS CAREER. >> AND YOU WANT TO REALLY DISCUSS BACKFIELD. THIS MAN HAS HAD THE SAME BACKFIELD FOR THREE DECADES, AND HE HAS HAD A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF SUCCESS. TAKE A LOOK. >> HEY! >> IT’S NOT SOMETHING YOU SEE EVERY DAY, AND NO, WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT MARIS IN THE PLAYOFFS. THAT’S HAPPENED SINCE 1982. THEIR OFFENSE, THE WISH BONE, THE TRIPLE OPTION, WHATEVER YOU CALL IT, HAS BEEN THE BACKBONE OF THE TEAM’S SUCCESS. IT’S DISCIPLINE AT ITS FINEST AND DRIVES TEAM CRAZY, UNLESS YOU’RE THE ONE RUNNING IT.

>> I’VE BEEN DOING IT. IT’S FAMILIAR. AND IT’S ALWAYS FUN TO SEE THE TEAMS WE PLAY AGAINST, BECAUSE YOU CAN TELL THEY HAVE EVER SEEN THEM. THEY’RE ALWAYS IN THE SPREAD FORMAT, THE RIGHT READ OPTION AND TO SEE TEAMS TRY TO STOP TRIPLE, IT’S FUN TRYING TO SEE THEM DEFEND IT, BECAUSE YOU CAN TELL SOME TEAMS DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. >> IT REALLY IS — IT’S UNIQUE. THAT’S WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT. PEOPLE SEE YOU GET IN A FOUR-POINT STANCE ON GAME DAY AND QUESTION YOU, LIKE WHY ARE YOU GUYS DOING THAT. BUT I KIND OF LIKE IT, EMBRACE IT. IT’S MORE OF A GRIND, AND YOU REALLY GET INTO THAT AS THE SEASON GOES ON. IT’S A LOT OF FUN. >> AND AGAINST A TEAM LIKE WOODWARD ACADEMY, TODAY THE POSSESSIONS ARE LIMITED. THE MISTAKES HAVE TO BE MINIMAL IN A CLASH OF STYLES.

YOU HAVE TO DO ONE THING. >> PLAY A PERFECT GAME. >> YOU REALLY DON’T HEAR THAT A LOT. YOU HAVE TO PLAY A NEAR-PERFECT GAME. >> YEAH. I MEAN, THEY’RE A GOOD TEAM. WE’RE THIRD ROUND, NOT MANY TEAMS OUT THERE THAT AREN’T GOING TO BE GOOD. SO WE HAVE TO PLAY GOOD BALL. >> THE MASTERMIND HAS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT FOR 31 SEASONS, AND ALAN CHADWICK WITH 343 WINS. REALISTICALLY, COULD BE NUMBER TWO ON THE LIST THIS TIME NEXT YEAR.

HAVING WON THE SCHOOL’S TWO-STATE TITLES IS COOL AND ALL, BUT CHADWICK DOESN’T GET WRAPPED UP IN NUMBERS. >> YOU KNOW, THE ONES I REMEMBER THE MOST ARE THE TOUGH LOSSES, THE CLOSE LOSSES AND THE ONES YOU FELT YOU COULD HAVE AND SHOULD HAVE WON. THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT WEAR ON ME THE MOST. IT’S A FEELING OF PRIDE TO LOOK BACK AND SEE THE CONSISTENCY AND LONGEVITY WE’VE HAD. AND THAT’S DUE TO THE PLAYERS, ADMINISTRATION, THE COACHES WE HAVE HAD TO COME THROUGH THE PROGRAM. THEY HAVE BEEN VERY BLESSED TO BE AROUND A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE. >> AND ALAN CHADWICK HAS A 7-FOOT STAFF. AND HE WILL HAVE IT SOME DAYS AT STAFF AND BE ABLE TO DROP IT FROM THE BACK HEEL OF HIS QUARTERBACK TO THE BEGINNING OF HIS A-BACK. HE WANTS TWO AND A THIRD YARDS FOR THAT DISTANCE BUT HAD TO MOVE HIS FULL BACK FURTHER IN THIS YEAR TO GIVE THAT EXTRA PUSH. >> SO YOU’RE TELLING ME HE’S EVOLVING OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEARS.

>> BY ABOUT A FOOT AT A TIME. >> ALL RIGHT. THE BACKROADS AND BACKFIELDS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GEORGIA COTTON COMMISSION. >> THE NATURAL CHOICE. QUICKLY FOR GEORGIA. >> WOO! NOW IT’S TIME FOR OUR CAREER PLAY OF THE GAME PRESENTED BY THE COLLEGE SYSTEM OF GEORGIA. >> LOOKING FOR A CAREER THAT HELPS SUSTAIN OUR ENVIRONMENT? LOOK TO THE TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM OF GEORGIA. CHOOSE A CAREER IN SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY, LIKE SOLAR POWER, ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND MANY MORE. GET HANDS-ON INSTRUCTION FROM TCSG INSTRUCTORS WITH REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE. CHANGE YOUR LIFE. LET TCSG HELP YOU FIND A CAREER AND A JOB. TCSG.EDU. >> TELL YOU WHAT. IF MILL CREEK KEEPS PLAYING THE BALANCED OFFENSE AGAINST THE ARCHER DEFENSE, THEY LOOK GOOD IN THE SECOND HALF. >> WE SEND IT UP TO THE TWO GUYS CALLING THE SECOND HALF, MATT STEWART AND HEAD COACH OF THE TUCKER TIGERS, BRYAN LAMAR! >> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, MARK. THE MILL CREEK HAWKS HAVE SHUT OUT FIVE OPPONENTS THIS YEAR THEY ARE 24 MINUTES AWAY FROM THEIR SIXTH SHUTOUT AND THEIR FIRST-EVER TRIP TO THE STATE SEMI FINALS. WE’LL COME BACK AND GET THE SECOND HALF STARTED, MILL CREEK ON TOP OF 2014 STATE FINALIST ARCHER.

17-0. >>> WELCOME BACK TO MILL CREEK AND MARKHAM FIELD READY FOR THE SECOND HALF. ARCHER DOWN 17-0. HEAD COACH, ANDY DYER. MILL CREEK COMING AT YOU FROM A BUNCH OF ANGLES, CREATING PRESSURE ON WILL, WHICH GAVE THEM THE MISTAKE TO GIVE THEM POINTS. >> YEAH, WE’VE GOT TO DO A BETTER JOB THIS HALF, NO DOUBT AND FIND A WAY TO GET OURSELVES DOWN THE FOOTBALL FIELD. WE STARTED OFF THROWING THE BALL DOWN THE FIELD AND HAD A TURNOVER AND THEN A PENALTY THAT LET THEM GET OUT OF SOME FIELD POSITION AND THAT GOT US ON OUR HEELS. SO GOT TO GET ON THE BALL AND PLAY ARCHER FOOTBALL THIS HALF.

>> THANKS, COACH. UPSTAIRS WITH MATT AND LAMAR. >> Matt: THAT YOU. THAT’S WHAT STRUCK US. IT SEEMED LIKE MILL CREEK HAD 14 GUYS ON DEFENSE, SWARMING SO MUCH. >> Bryan: MILL CREEK HAS ONE OF THE BEST DEFENSES IN THE STATE. GUYS THAT CAN GET AFTER THE QUARTERBACK WITHOUT SENDING THE BLITZ AND IS A COUPLE TIMES THEY ADDED BULL IN WITH THE BLITZ. THEY WEREN’T ABLE TO PICK IT UP. PRESSURE COMING FROM ALL ANGLES. >> Matt: FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS. DEFENSE GOT THE POINTS. GREAT OPENING DRIVE FOR ARCHER.

THEY GO 68 YARDS BUT OTIWU WITH THE STRIP. THEY RECOVER THE FUMBLE. AND THAT TURNS INTO THE TOUCHDOWN PASS FROM TURLEY TO LECONTE. AND A 7-0 MILL CREEK LEAD. THEN A FIELD GOAL FROM BRENTON TO MAKE IT 10-0. >> Bryan: YEAH, AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO AHEAD AND GET SOME POINTS EARLY. TURNING THE BALL OVER. AND THEN DOWNHILL FROM THERE. MILL CREEK HAS BEEN ALL OVER. >> Matt: PEYTON MOORE WITH THE INTERCEPTION AND SCREEN PASS TAKES IT BACK 29 YARDS FOR THE TOUCHDOWN AND A 17-0 LEAD FOR MILL CREEK AS WE HEAD TO THE SECOND HALF. AND LOOK AT THAT MILL CREEK THEY COME UP WITH THE BIG PLAYS ON DEFENSE TO GET POINTS ON THE BOARD. >> Bryan: BIG PLAYS ON THE SHORTER FIELD WORKING IN THEIR FAVOR. THE FIELD POSITION AND ALSO, YOU KNOW, THE TURNOVERS. >> Matt: THE GOOD NEWS FOR MILL CREEK IS THEY WILL GET THE BALL TO START THE THIRD QUARTER. AND THE KICK WILL BE TAKEN AT THE 5 YARD LINE.

>> Bryan: GOT IT FREE. >> Matt: WOW, WHAT A RETURN! BRAXTON RICHBURG ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE 25 YARD LINE! >> Bryan: SPECIAL TEAMS ALWAYS PLAY A HUGE PART IN GAMES LIKE THIS. AND RIGHT NOW MILL CREEK HAS GOT A BIG EDGE, MAKING FIELD GOALS, COVERING KICKS AND NOW RETURNING THE OPENING KICKOFF. >> Matt: A 70-YARD RETURN BY BRAXTON RICHBURG. AND INCREDIBLE FIELD POSITION FOR MILL CREEK TO START THIS THIRD QUARTER. AND IF ARCHER GIVES UP A SCORE HERE, COACH, THEY’RE IN DEEP TROUBLE. >> Bryan: NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. WE TALK ABOUT MILL CREEK PLAYING ON THE SHORT FIELD. THEY COME OUT IN THE SECOND HALF ASSUMING THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO DRIVE THE LENGTH OF THE FIELD.

AND NOW ANOTHER SHORT FIELD. >> Matt: FIRST AND TEN FROM THE 25 YARD LINE. HANDOFF, LECONTE. AND DANIEL LECONTE GETS STACKED UP AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. NO RUNNING ROOM RIGHT THERE. AND THAT WAS QUINN MILLER, LINEBACKER, MAKING THE TACKLE. >> Bryan: STILL NOTHING GOING. ARCHER STILL PLAYING TOUGH RUN DEFENSE. HAVE TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GET A STOP HERE IN A SITUATION WHERE YOUR BACK IS UP AGAINST THE WALL.

>> Matt: SECOND DOWN AND EIGHT FROM THE 24 YARD LINE. TURLEY, HEAVY RUSH. THROWS OFF HIS BACK FOOT AND INCOMPLETE. NOBODY THERE AND IT WILL BE THIRD DOWN. >> Matt: YOU SAW PRESSURE FROM THE EDGE RIGHT THERE. SOMETHING THEY LIKE TO DO, FOUR-MAN PRESSURE BY RUSHING THE OUTSIDE LINEBACKER, PRESSURE RUSHING FORWARD. >> Matt: TURLEY, 8 OF 13 FOR 62 YARDS AND 1 TOUCHDOWN IN THAT FIRST HALF. AND MOST OF THAT CAME ON THEIR OPENING DRIVE OF 88 YARDS FOR THE TOUCHDOWN. >> Bryan: THAT’S A HUGE THIRD DOWN RIGHT HERE. MILL CREEK LOOKING TO CONVERT. ARCHER LOOKING TO GET A STOP. VERY PIVOTAL POINT OF THE GAME. >> Matt: TURLEY, HEAVY RUSH, COMES OVER TO THIS SIDE AND INCOMPLETE. ALSTON OUT OF BOUNDS EVEN IF HE HAD CAUGHT IT. AND NOW IT’S GOING TO BE FOURTH DOWN AND THEY’LL BRING BRENTON KING ON FOR A LONG FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT.

>> Bryan: COACH TALKED ABOUT HIS SHOULDER BOTHERING HIM THERE. HE HAD A GUY WIDE OPEN WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET IN HIS FACE AND ABLE TO MAKE A PLAY. HE JUST OVERTHREW HIM. HAD A LITTLE PRESSURE, BUT NOT TOO MUCH PRESSURE THERE. SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO COMPLETE THAT PASS. >> Matt: THIS WILL BE A 42-YARD ATTEMPT FROM BRENTON KING. MISSED FROM 47 YARDS IN THE SECOND QUARTER. AND HE IS HIT ALREADY, ONCE IN THIS BALL GAME FROM 42. THIS WILL BE GOOD. SECOND FIELD GOAL OF THE NIGHT FOR BRENTON KING. SO THEY CASH IN ON THAT 70-YARD KICKOFF RETURN AND GET THREE ASK TAKE A 20-0 LEAD. >> Bryan: YEAH, U OF GOT TO FEEL BAD FOR THE ARCHER DEFENSE. THEY PLAYED PRETTY WELL TONIGHT. ACTUALLY MILL CREEK LESS YARDS THAN ARCHER. BUT IT’S UNFORTUNATE, THEY HAVE HAD TO PLAY ON THE SHORT FIELD AND GIVEN UP SOME POINTS RIGHT HERE. WITH THE FIELD GOAL. >> Matt: LET’S CHECK IN WITH JON NELSON. >> LET’S GO TO AA AT SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY. THIS ONE WAS BACK AND FORTH. FITZGERALD AND BENEDICTINE. NOW ALL FITZGERALD. FITZGERALD HAS SCORED 13 POINTS IN THE THIRD QUARTER TO TAKE A 33-20 LEAD OVER THE DEFENDING CHAMPS IN AA.

THAT’S A TOUGH GAME RIGHT NOW FOR BENEDICTINE. THE CADETS HAVE ANOTHER HILL TO CLIMB TO DEFEND THAT AA TITLE, GUYS. >> Matt: BENEDICTINE THE DEFENDING STATE CHAMPS IN TROUBLE IN THE SECOND HALF OF THEIR QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UP. AND THE KICK WILL BE TAKEN BY TILE TILE RANEL. BLACK BLOCKING. A DEEP HOLE TO START THE THIRD QUARTER. THE SECOND TIME THEY HAVE TRIED TO RUN A HANDOFF FOR THE KICKOFF RETURN AND NEITHER TIME HAS IT WORKED. >> Bryan: YEAH, A TOUGH CALL TO MAKE THAT KIND OF CALL.

THE BALL BEING KICKED SO HIGH AND SO DEEP. REALLY SLOW DEVELOPING PLAY, AND THE GUYS GETTING AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME DOWN AND COVER. >> Matt: PLUS WE’LL HAVE A PENALTY AS WE CHECK IN WITH RONNY MELTON HERE. UNSPORTSMANLIKE PENALTY. LOOKS LIKE AN OFFSETTING PENALTY AGAIN. WE DO HAVE A BLOCK IN THE BACK, AS WELL. SO TWO PENALTY CALLS, THE OFFSETTING PENALTIES ON THE UNSPORTSMANLIKE AND THE BLOCK IN THE BACK MARKED OFF AGAINST ARCHER HERE. >> Bryan: YEAH, ARCHER HAS TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO MOVE THE FOOTBALL. NOW YOU GET INTO POSITION WHERE YOU’RE DOWN THREE SCORES, AND IT’S GOING TO GET HARDER AND HARDER TO RUN THE FOOTBALL. AND WE GET INTO THAT OBVIOUS PASSING SITUATION AND MILL CREEK COMES AFTER. >> Matt: AND I’M LOOKING TO OR KYLE DAVIS ON THE FIELD. >> Bryan: RIGHT NOW THEY’LL USE MORE OF A GOAL LINE PASS AND CREATE SOME ROOM. >> Matt: RIGHT. GOT THEIR B PACKAGE IN THERE RIGHT NOW AND BEARDEN GOES DOWN IMMEDIATELY. LOOKS LIKE HE GOT SUBMARINED.

JUST TRYING TO PUSH THE BALL OUT FROM THE SHADOW OF THEIR OWN GOALPOST. >> Bryan: YEAH, TRYING TO GET SOME BREATHING ROOM. RIGHT NOW IT’S GOING TO BE A SAFETY. >> Matt: SECOND DOWN AND TEN. HANDOFF AGAIN, JAMYEST WILLIAMS DRIVEN BACK. OTIWU MET HIM AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. AND NOW IT’S GOING TO BE THIRD DOWN. FOURTH TACKLE OF THE NIGHT FOR SIDNEY OTIWU, WHO ALSO HAS A BIG INTERCEPTION AND A TACKLE FOR LOSS IN THIS GAME. >> Bryan: YEAH, AGAIN. TRYING TO RUN THE POWER PLAY OFF TACKLE, BLOCKING DOWN AND KICKING OUT. MILL CREEK DOING A GOOD JOB OF SQUEEZING AND STEALING THE PLAYS. THAT’S WHAT WE TALK ABOUT, NOT HAVING ANY SEAMS IN YOUR DEFENSE. >> Matt: THIRD DOWN. JAMYEST WILLIAMS DROPPED BY OTIWU AGAIN. >> Bryan: FUNDAMENTALLY SOUND DEFENSE BY MILL CREEK DOING A GOOD JOB OF SPILLING THE BALL. TRYING TO KICK THOSE DEFENDERS AND CREATE A CREASE IN THE DEFENSE.

THEY SQUEEZE IT, SPILL IT TO OTIWU AND HE MAKES THE TACKLE. GREAT JOB. THAT’S FUNDAMENTAL AND PURPOSEFUL FOOTBALL. MILL CREEK IS NOT ONLY TALENTED BY WELL-COACHED. >> Matt: SO MATTHEW FRITTS HAVING TO PUNT OUT OF THE BACK OF HIS OWN END ZONE. AND CHASE TURNER STANDS AT HIS OWN 41 TO RECEIVE. TURNER STEPS UP TO THE 38 TO CATCH IT. COMES TO THE NEAR SIDE. AND TURNER IS GOING TO TRY TO SET UP A WALL TO THE OUTSIDE. AND TURNER, NICE RETURN INSIDE THE 30 AND FINALLY DOWN TO THE 24. 33-YARD KICK, AND A 13-YARD DANCING RETURN BY CHASE TURNER. >> Bryan: YOU’VE GOT TO SAY, YOU KNOW, COACH JARVIS OBVIOUSLY IS LIVING RIGHT, GETTING GREAT FIELD POSITION TONIGHT. OFFENSE NOT HAVING TO DO MUCH. DEFENSE GETTING AFTER IT. SPECIAL TEAMS, AGAIN. WE TALKED ABOUT THE FIELD GOALS EARLY IN THE GAME. FIELD GOAL HERE TO START THE SECOND HALF, A GREAT KICKOFF RETURN AND PUNT RETURN. THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO GET A SCORE.

>> Matt: THEY’RE ALREADY IN POINTS RANGE RIGHT HERE WITH BRENTON KING, FIELD GOAL KICKER. FIRST AND TEN, BALL AT THE 23 YARD LINE FOR SHANNON JARVIS’ TEAM. TURLEY THROWS IT COMPLETE TO ALSTON. THEY TRY TO SET UP SOME BLOCKS OUT THERE FOR ALSTON. AND HE SCAMPERS DOWN INSIDE THE 15 YARD LINE. >> Bryan: THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT. NOT BEING ABLE TO RUN THE BALL UP THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD BUT PUT THE BALL ON THE PERIMETER. LET YOUR GUYS MAKE SOME PLAYS. GET POSITIVE YARDS. IT’S ALL ABOUT GETTING POSITIVE YARDS. ARCHER DEFENSE AND MILL CREEK DEFENSE ARE VERY SIMILAR. NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO LINE UP AND RUN THE BALL AT THEM.

YOU HAVE TO CREATE SOME SEPARATION, GET THEM TIRED. RUN THEM FROM SIDELINE TO SIDELINE WITH THE QUICK SCREEN. >> Matt: THAT WAS THE THIRD CATCH OF THE GAME FOR ALSTON. HANDOFF, JOE THOMAS, GOT STOPPED RIGHT IN THE GAP. NO RUNNING ROOM FOR JOE THOMAS THAT TIME. WILL CHOLOH MAKING THE TACKLE FOR ARCHER. AND RYAN MORRELL THERE, AS WELL. HIS FOURTH TACKLE OF THE BALL GAME. CHOLOH IN ON IT, AS WELL. >> Bryan: IT’S TOUGH TO GET RUNS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DEFENSE. YOU CAN SEE THEM TRYING TO RUN WHAT WE CALL A DARK PLAY, TRYING TO BLOCK AND CREATE SOME SPACE. IT’S JUST, YOU KNOW — ARCHER GUYS GETTING DOWNHILL. PUTTING THEIR FEET IN THE GROUND AND BEING PHYSICAL. >> Matt: THIRD DOWN AND ONE YARD TO GO. MAYBE TWO. HANDOFF, JOE THOMAS, FIRST DOWN. JOE THOMAS INSIDE THE TEN YARD LINE.

MOVING THE STICKS AND HAVING IT FIRST AND GOAL TO GO. >> Bryan: WE TALKED ABOUT IT, YOU KNOW, WHEN ARCHER HAD THE BALL, TRYING TO GET OUT. THEY RAN THE POWER PLAY, BLOCKED DOWN, PUT TWO OR THREE BLOCKERS AT THE POINT OF ATTACK. CREATED A CREASE. RIGHT HERE YOU’LL SEE, MILL CREEK RUN THE SAME CONCEPT. BLOCKING DOWN AND SEE THE KICKOUT BLOCK AND ABLE TO MAKE THE CREASE RIGHT THERE IN THE DEFENSE.

VERY GOOD EXECUTION OF THE POWER PLAY. >> Matt: GREAT JOB ON THAT RIGHT SIDE OF THE OFFENSIVE LINE, LED BY JACK FRANKLIN, THE QUICK TACKLE. MORRELLEL MAKING THE TACKLE ON JOE THOMAS. >> Bryan: CAME BACK TO IT AGAIN. THIS TIME LEAKAGE FROM THE BACK SIDE. THAT’S THE THING THAT CAN HINDER THOSE PLAYS. YOU ALLOW PENETRATION AND GET TACKLES FOR LOSSES, IT GETS YOU IN A BAD SITUATION. I THOUGHT THEY REALLY HAD THE POINT OF ATTACK BLOCKED WELL THERE, BUT LEAKAGE FROM THE BACK SIDE. GOT TO CUT OFF THE BACK SIDE DEFENSIVE LINEMEN OR BLITZES. >> Matt: MORRELL FILLING IN FOR QUINTON MILLER, AND MILLER IS NOT OUT THERE RIGHT NOW. SECOND DOWN AND GOAL. TURLEY GOING TO THE END ZONE. AND BROKEN UP, NIGHTS PLAY ON THE EDGE BY THE CORNER, ARAMIS BRYANT. TRYING TO GET THE BALL HERE ON THE NEAR SIDE. JOE THOMAS. AND IT’S GOING TO BE FOURTH DOWN. >> Bryan: YEAH, LOOKED LIKE THEY CAME BACK WITH THE WHEEL ROUTE.

AND TRIED TO SEND THEM UP THE SIDELINE. HAD A GREAT OPPORTUNITY, GREAT PLAY BY THE DEFENSE, WASN’T REALLY FOOLED. DID A GOOD JOB CHANGING ROUTE IN THAT SITUATION. A LOT OF TIMES YOU’RE LOOKING AT A MAN TO MAN SITUATION AND LOOKING TO GET A RUB. BUT THAT TIME THEY DIDN’T GET A RUB, SWITCHED IT WITH ZONE COVERAGE AND ABLE TO MAKE A PLAY ON THE BALL. ALSO HAD GREAT PRESSURE WITH THE BLITZ, AND THUL GOT A SHOT ON THE QUARTERBACK. >> Matt: THERE’S JACK FRANKLIN A FEW MOMENTS AGO, DOWN THERE LOOKING AT HIS RIGHT LEG.

>> Bryan: YEAH, YOU HATE TO SEE THAT RIGHT THERE. MILL CREEK, THE OFFENSIVE LINE. WHAT A GREAT UNIT. YOU HATE TO SEE A GOOD GUY GO DOWN. HOPEFULLY HE’LL BE BACK IN THE GAME. >> Matt: BIG BOY RIGHT THERE. >> Bryan: ONE THING ABOUT MILL CREEK, THEY DON’T LACK SIZE ON THEIR OFFENSIVE LINE. THEY’VE GOT SOME BIG GUYS, BIG MEAN DUDES. EXTREMELY WELL-COACHED AND THEY GET AFTER IT. >> Matt: SHANNON JARVIS WAS TELLING US, HE SAW THE COMPETITIVE EDGE IN THIS TEAM BACK IN FEBRUARY WHEN THEY WERE GOING THROUGH WEIGHT LIFTING AND CONDITIONING AND THEN IN THE SPRING AND SUMMER, THEY QUIETLY KNEW THEY HAD A SPECIAL GROUP OF KIDS.

>> Bryan: THAT’S ONE THING ABOUT IT. YOU CAN MAKE A RUN IN THE STATE PLAYOFFS HERE IN GEORGIA. YOU HAVE GOT TO HAVE A SPECIAL GROUP. YOU CAN’T BE ORDINARY, YOU CAN’T HAVE AVERAGE GUYS. YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE A SPECIAL GROUP, BECAUSE THEY’RE GOING TO ENCOUNTER ALL TYPES OF OBSTACLES. THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO OVERCOME AND IT TAKES CHARACTER. >> Matt: THIRD DOWN AND GOAL FROM JUSTIN. TURLEY, A HEAVY RUSH AND GOT HIM. QUARTERBACK SACK. BACK AT THE 14 YARD LINE. DONTA EVANS WITH THE QUARTERBACK SACK. FIRST TIME WE HAVE CALLED HIS NAME TONIGHT. THE COMMITMENT TO OLE MISS. >> Bryan: ONE THING ABOUT EVANS. THEY LOVE TO USE HIM AS A BLITZER, ESPECIALLY FROM THE OUTSIDE. HE IS A GROWN MAN. HIS SIZE, HIS STRENGTH, HIS FEET COMING OFF THE EDGE. HE’S TOUGH TO BLOCK. AND SO, AGAIN, YOU SEE ARCHER GETTING THEM IN THE OBVIOUS SITUATION. BOTH DEFENSES ARE VERY TOUGH TO BLOCK IN THOSE SITUATIONS. >> Matt: MIDDLE OF THE FIELD RIGHT HERE FOR BRENTON KEEN. THIS IS A 38-YARDER. AND IT IS NO GOOD.

HE MISSED THE 38-YARDER. SECOND MISS OF THE NIGHT FOR BRENTON KING. >> Bryan: ONE THING ABOUT KING, PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES TONIGHT. AND HAS DONE A DECENT JOB, NOT ONLY ON THE FIELD GOALS BUT ALSO IN KICKOFFS AND SO HE’S GIVEN THE TEAM OPPORTUNITIES TO KEEP THE HEAD IN THE GAME. A GREAT STAND BY THE ARCHER DEFENSE. THEY NEED TO GET A STOP RIGHT HERE AND THEY HAVE GOT A HUGE ONE IN A BIG WAY. HOLDING THEM TO A MISSED FIELD GOAL. THIS DEFENSE IS PLAYED WITH THE BACK AGAINST THE WALL. OFFENSE HAS GOT TO GET SOMETHING GOING. >> Matt: ARCHER GOES BACK ON OFFENSE, DOWN 20-0. THE PLAY GETS BLOWN DEAD. SO HAS THE DOOR BEEN LEFT OPEN FOR ARCHER TO MAKE A COMEBACK HERE. BRENTON KING HAS KICKED TWO FIELD GOALS FROM 42 YARDS AND 41 YARDS AND ALSO MISSED FROM 47 AND 38. >> Bryan: YEAH, THE THING ABOUT IT, THE DOOR IS STILL OPEN.

TALKING ABOUT THREE TOUCHDOWNS AND YOU WIN THE GAME IF YOU CAN MAKE THE EXTRA POINT. HAVE PATIENCE, IT’S GOING TO BE PIECE BY PIECE. ARCHER CAN’T GET 21 POINTS ON THE NEXT PLAY. THEY’VE GOT TO WORK THEMSELVES BACK INTO THE GAME AND GIVE THEMSELVES AN OPPORTUNITY. >> Matt: ARCHER RALLIED FROM A 14-3 DEFICIT LAST WEEK TO BEAT THE INDIANS. ACROSS THE MILITANTS, UP INTO THE AIR. MICAH BULL NEARLY HAD ANOTHER PICK. >> Bryan: THIS DEFENSE IS VERY OPPORTUNISTIC. THEY’RE GOING TO BE ACTIVE WITH THEIR HANDS. GREAT DROPS RIGHT THERE AGAIN. JUST RUSHED FOUR, DROPPED THE OTHER SEVEN. AND HAD AN OPPORTUNITY FOR DEFLECTION. >> Matt: IT’S AMAZING, COACH. IS REALLY IS. IT’S LIKE IF YOU’RE ARCHER, TRYING TO BLOCK 14 OR 15 GUYS, SEEMS LIKE THEY’RE ALL OVER THE FIELD. >> Bryan: THAT’S IT.

WHEN YOU’VE GOT GUYS PLAYING AT ANOTHER LEVEL MENTALLY, IT MAKES THE GAME A LOT EASIER. >> Matt: BALL UP AND CAUGHT BY KYLE DAVIS. FIRST CATCH. OR DID HE DROP IT? >> Bryan: DROPPED IT. GREAT JOB. IN THE SECONDARY, WE TEACH GUYS TO PLAY THE HAND. NOT ONLY IS THE GUY MAKING THE CATCH WITH THE BALL, THE BALL TOUCHES HIS HANDS. WE’RE GOING TO BEAT THE HANDS AND BEAT THE ARMS AND STRIP THE BALL. THAT WAS A GREAT JOB OF WHAT WE CALL PLAYING THE HANDS AND FINDING A WAY TO GET THAT BALL OUT. THE PLAY IS NOT OVER UNTIL THE WHISTLE HAS BEEN BLOWN. >> Matt: AND THAT WAS KISHAWN MILLER PLAYING THE HANDS, MAKING THE BIG PLAY. HE HAD A HUGE GAME IN THEIR REGION CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY AGAINST PEACH TREE RIDGE. >> Bryan: THEY HAVEN’T THROWN MUCH, BECAUSE HE’S A SAVVY VETERAN TRYING TO TAKE SHOTS AGAINST THE SOPHOMORE. >> Matt: THIRD DOWN AND LONG, BLITZ UP THE EDGE, GOING UP TOP AND CANNOT CONNECT WITH KYLE DAVIS. >> Bryan: WELL, ARCHER IS GETTING TO THE POINT NOW WHERE THEY GET OUT OF THE OFFENSIVE RHYTHM.

MILL CREEK HAS GOT THEM OUT OF THE OFFENSIVE RHYTHM AND NOW THEY’RE TAKING SHOTS. AGAIN, IT WASN’T A LOT OF CONSISTENCY ON THAT LAST DRIVE IN TERMS OF GETTING POSITIVE YARDS. THEY ACTUALLY WENT BACKWARD THE OTHER WAY. THAT WAS NOT A GOOD SERIES FOR ARCHER. THE DEFENSE HAS GOT TO MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN. MILL CREEK GOT A SCORE ON DEFENSE. ARCHER MIGHT HAVE TO GET A SCORE ON DEFENSE TO GET THEIR GUYS GOING. >> Matt: MEANTIME, THE FIELD POSITION GAME HAS BEEN SQUARELY IN FAVOR OF MILL CREEK ALL NIGHT. THEY SHOULD START THIS DRIVE ON THEIR PLUS SIDE OF THE 50. >> Bryan: YEAH, ARCHER HAS GOT TO DO SOMETHING TO CHANGE THE FIELD POSITION RIGHT NOW. BECAUSE THEY’RE IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY’RE ALWAYS BACK ON THEIR HEELS. THEY’RE ALWAYS ONE PLAY AWAY FROM SOMETHING BAD HAPPENING. >> Matt: THAT WAS A 31-YARD KICK. MILL CREEK WILL TAKE OVER AT THEIR OWN 49 WHEN WE GET BACK. THEY HAVE A 20-POINT LEAD ON ARCHER. >>> WELCOME BACK TO MILL CREEK, HALFWAY THROUGH THE THIRD. THE HAWKS LEADING ARCHER 20-0. NOW LET’S GO TO QUAD A AND COLQUITT STADIUM IN COLLEGE PARK.

THE LAST TIME BEFORE TONIGHT THEY PLAYED EACH OTHER WAS 1995. TONIGHT IT IS ALL WOODWARD GETTING REVENGE 20 YEARS LATER. ISAIAH HOLYFIELD WITH THE SCORE. 35-7, 90 SECONDS AND COUNTING IN THE THIRD QUARTER. LOOKS LIKE WOODWARD AND BUFORD IF THE SCORES HOLD WILL PLAY IN THE LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE BRACKET IN QUAD A. BACK UPSTAIRS. >> Matt: HOW ABOUT WOODWARD AND BUFORD IN THE SEMI FINALS? THAT’S A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME RIGHT THERE. >> Bryan: IT’S COMING DOWN TO ONLY THE STRONGEST SURVIVING. NEXT WEEK YOU’LL HAVE GREAT MATCH-UPS WITH WHOEVER IS LEFT. >> Matt: FIRST AND TEN FOR MILL CREEK. 18 MINUTES AWAY FROM GOING TO THE SEMI FINALS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. TURLEY THROWS AND COMPLETE TO THE TIGHT END, RILEY SNYDER. >> Bryan: AGAIN, ONE OF THE KEYS TO THE GAME, THE PLAY-ACTION PASS. A PLAY THEY TRIED EARLY IN THE GAME. THIS TIME THEY WERE ABLE TO CONNECT WITH THE TIGHT END ON THE DRAG.

>> Matt: JUST THE FIFTH CATCH OF THE SEASON FOR SNYDER. MILL CREEK GOING FOR THE KNOCKOUT PUNCH. LECONTE ON THE CARRY AND TACKLED BY DYLAN SINGLETON. >> Bryan: PROBABLY A HOLD ON THIS, BRINGING HIM BACK AND IS PUTTING HIM IN A TOUGH SITUATION. >> Matt: AND IT IS A HOLD AGAINST MILL CREEK. >> Bryan: YEAH, AND THAT’S TOUGH, ESPECIALLY WITH THIS CALIBER DEFENSE. A HOLDING CALL, A TEN-YARD PENALTY PUTTING YOUR OFFENSE IN A BIND. WE’LL HAVE TO SEE WHAT MILL CREEK DOES TO CHIP AWAY AT THIS THING AND GET THEMSELVES INTO A THIRD AND MANAGEABLE DISTANCE. >> Matt: SO THAT WILL BACK IT UP TO THE 43 YARD LINE. >> Bryan: MILL CREEK HAS TO DO WHAT THEY DO. TRY TO GET IT TO A THIRD AND MANAGEABLE. GAIN SOME YARDS HERE, GAIN SOME YARDS ON SECOND DOWN AND GIVE YOURSELF A CHANCE. >> Matt: TURLEY THROWING TO HIS RIGHT, AND INCOMPLETE. AND THE WIDE RECEIVER RAN INTO COACH ANDY DYER, DIDN’T HE? I THINK HE GOT FLATTENED BY COACH DYER. MILES RILEY ON THE PASS ROUTE AND YOU SEE TURLEY FLEXING THE RIGHT SHOULDER. WE HEARD SHANNON JARVIS TELL MELTON ABOUT IT. I THINK IT’S AFFECTED HIS ACCURACY TONIGHT. >> Bryan: I THINK THAT SHOULDER IS BOTHERING HIM.

HE STARTED OFF WITH TEN-POINT ACCURACY AND NOW IS STRUGGLING TO CONNECT WITH HIS TARGETS. >> Matt: 2 OF 6 FOR 17 YARDS IN THIS HALF. >> Bryan: YEAH, HE’S REALLY STRUGGLING. >> Matt: HANDOFF GOES TO LECONTE. AND LECONTE MAKING THAT TACKLE FOR ARCHER. FIFTH TACKLE OF THE NIGHT FOR FINCH. AND BRINGS UP THIRD DOWN AND LONG FOR MILL CREEK. >> Bryan: THIRD AND LONG. THEY DIDN’T GET MUCH ON THAT FIRST DOWN. LEFT THEMSELVES WITH A LOT OF YARDS. I WOULD THINK THEY WOULD BE CONSERVATIVE RIGHT HERE.

PROBABLY LOOKING FOR A SCREEN OR DRAW. >> Matt: IF THEY CAN GET TEN YARDS, THEY’LL COME BACK OUT FOR A FIELD GOAL. >> Bryan: GET POSITIVE YARDS IN THIS SITUATION. >> Matt: 4 OF 9 ON THEIR THIRD DOWN TONIGHT. TURLEY FIRES AND OVERSHOOTS HIS MAN AGAIN. AND AGAIN, THERE’S THAT ACCURACY ISSUE. PRESTON NORWOOD, THE INTENDED TARGET. AND NOW FOURTH DOWN. >> Bryan: GREAT JOB OF PROTECTION FOR THE MOST PART. STILL VERY INACCURATE WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO COMPLETING PASSES. ESPECIALLY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. HAVING A REALLY HARD TIME CLIMBING UP AND KEEPING THE BALL DOWN. THE BALL IS REALLY FLOATING ON IT. >> Matt: AND THEY BRING MICAH BULL OUT THERE TO PUNT FOR THE SECOND TIME TONIGHT.

AND AGAIN, BULL IS THEIR LINEBACKER. SHANNON JARVIS SAYS HE LIKES TO HAVE AN ATHLETE TO PUNT IN CASE SOMETHING GOES WRONG. AN ATHLETE WITH THE BALL IN THE HAND. HE BOOMS THIS KICK INSIDE THE 5 YARD AND OFF THE FACE MASK OF KISHAWN MILLER, AND IT DEFLECTS OUT OF BOUNDS AT THE 1 YARD LINE. COACH, WHEN YOU’RE LIVING RIGHT, YOU’RE LIVING RIGHT. >> Bryan: THAT’S WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT EARLY IN THE GAME. COACH JARVIS IS LIVING RIGHT. NOW THEY’RE GOING TO SAY IT WENT BACK INTO THE END ZONE AND THEN CAME BACK OUT. >> Matt: LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENED THERE. BECAUSE IF THAT IS DOWN AT THE 1 YARD LINE, THAT IS THE LUCKIEST DOWNING OF A PUNT I’VE EVER SEEN. >> Bryan: ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE YOU’VE GOT TO GET DOWN AND TURN AROUND AND FIND THE BALL. DID A TERRIBLE JOB OF FINDING THE BALL. SHOULD HAVE WENT DOWN AND TURNED, KIND OF LOOKING FOR THE BALL BEFORE IT HIT THE GROUND. IT’S TOUGH WHEN A RETURNER DOESN’T GO AND TRACK THE BALL. AND YOU’VE GOT TO TURN AROUND AND FIND THE BALL AND THAT’S KIND OF THE SITUATION THAT HE RAN INTO THERE.

>> Matt: THE OFFICIAL THAT WAS RIGHT THERE FIVE FEET AWAY FROM THE PLAY SPOTTED IT DOWN AT THE 1 YARD LINE. HE GOT OVERRULED. >> Bryan: I THINK THAT’S A TOUGH BREAK. THE OFFICIAL MIGHT HAVE HAD IT RIGHT LOOKING AT THE ANGLE AND THE BALL WAS DEFLECTED. IT LOOKED LIKE IT MIGHT HAVE WENT OUT OF BOUNDS RIGHT IN BETWEEN THE GOAL LINE AND THE 1 YARD LINE. KIND OF WEIRD THAT YOU WOULD HAVE AN OFFICIAL COME FROM DISTANCE TO TELL YOU THE BALL WENT INTO THE END ZONE. THAT’S A TOUGH BREAK. >> Matt: LET’S CHECK IN WITH JON NELSON. >> TIME TO GO AA AND KICK IT BACK DOWN TO THE COACH SAVANNAH, BENEDICTINE, THE AA CHAMPS ON THE ROPES. IT WAS 23-10. BENEDICTINE HAS THE LEAD. NOW 40-28, PURPLE HURRICANES LATE THIRD QUARTER. SO FITZGERALD ON THE ROAD, JASON STRICKLAND ON THE VERGE. IF THEY CAN GET THROUGH, AA. >> Matt: BIG TACKLE BY OTIWU AGAIN.

SIDNEY OTIWU WITH SIX TACKLES TONIGHT, ONE FOR A LOSS, INTERCEPTION. THAT GUY ALL OVER THE FIELD. >> Bryan: WE KNEW THAT COMING IN. THAT’S WHAT HE HAS DONE ALL YEAR, FLY AROUND AND GET AFTER PEOPLE. HE IS ATHLETIC, HE IS EXPLOSIVE. HE IS A SMART, INTELLIGENT FOOTBALL PLAYER. HE’S GETTING AFTER THE NIGHT. HE’S THE LEADER ON DEFENSE. HE IS GETTING AFTER. >> Matt: 88 TACKLES ON THE SEASON FOR OTIWU. 13 FOR LOSS. FOUR INTERCEPTIONS. HE STUFFS HIS STAFF LINE. AND NOT MUCH RUNNING ROOM FOR JAMYEST WILLIAMS AS MICAH BULL MAKES THE TACKLE. >> Bryan: WHAT WAS IMPRESSIVE ON THE LAST PLAY, ARCHER HAD THE PLAY BLOCKED CORRECTLY. WATCHED EVERYTHING DOWN, KICKED OUT THE LAST MEN ON THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.

THERE WAS A CREASE. BUT YOU COULD SEE THE SPEED OF THE MILL CREEK DEFENSE. THEY FLEW TO THE BALL AND CLOSED THE GAP. IT WAS A MINIMAL GAIN. >> Matt: 90 YARDS RUSHING FOR JAMYEST WILLIAMS ON 20 TOUGH CARRIES. THIRD DOWN THEY GO DEEP. AND IT IS BROKEN UP BY GIBSON TRYING TO GET THE BALL BY BRYANT. >> Bryan: WHAT YOU’RE SEEING NOW IS A DOMINANT FRONT. THAT TIME THEY SENT SIX GUYS, SENT THE EXTRA PRESSURE UP FRONT. THEY GOT RID OF THE BALL QUICKLY. AND YOU’RE SEEING MILL CREEK DEFENSIVE BACK PLAY THE BALL IN THE AIR. THERE IS THE PRESSURE UP FRONT AND THEN THEY TOOK A SHOT DEEP. YOU SEE A SOPHOMORE CORNER MAKING PLAYS ON THE BALL. THAT’S WHERE THAT 6-FOOT FRAME, THOSE LONG ARMS AND GREAT BALL SKILLS COME INTO PLAY. HE’S PLAYING AN OUTSTANDING GAME. NOT GIVING UP ANYTHING DEEP. THAT’S THE THING. DON’T GIVE UP THE DEEP BALL.

MAKE THEM CATCH IT IN FRONT OF YOU. MAKE THE CATCH IN FRONT OF YOU. IT’S HARD TO EXECUTE OVER AND OVER AGAIN ON THE SHORT PASS. >> Matt: FRITTS’ KICK TAKEN BY CHASE TURNER AT THE YARD LINE. 32-YARD KICK. ONCE AGAIN, MILL CREEK LIVING AT THE 50 YARD LINE. PLUS SIDE OF THE 50 THIS ENTIRE BALL GAME. >> Bryan: I THINK YOU’RE SEEING A HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT TWO GREAT DEFENSES. BUT, YOU KNOW, MILL CREEK IS NOT ONLY, YOU KNOW, MAKING STOPS, THEY HAVE ALSO CREATED SCORES AND THEY HAVE JUST DOMINATED THE FIELD POSITION. ARCHER IS NOT BEING ABLE TO GET ENOUGH FIRST DOWNS TO AT LEAST FLIP THE FIELD. THEY’RE IN A BAD SITUATION UNTIL THEY FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET POSITIVE GAINS ON OFFENSE. >> Matt: MILL CREEK LEADS 20-0. HANDOFF GOES TO LECONTE. >> Bryan: IN A GAME LIKE THIS, SPECIAL TEAMS IS GOING TO BE KEY.

AND RIGHT NOW MILL CREEK HAS THE EDGE IN SPECIAL TEAMS. RIGHT NOW THEY WILL PROBABLY BE STILL BACKED UP IN THEIR SHADOWS OF THEIR OWN END ZONE HAD THEY NOT HAD THE HUGE KICKOFF RETURN TO START THE SECOND HALF. AND THEN ALSO BEING ABLE TO PIN THEM DEEP. >> Matt: ARCHER HAS BEEN PLAYING FOR IT EVER SINCE. >> Bryan: EVER SINCE. >> Matt: SECOND DOWN AND SIX. BALL AT THE 46. HANDOFF, LECONTE. CHOLOH MAKES THE TACKLE AT THE 44 YARD LINE. AND IT’S GOING TO BRING UP THIRD DOWN AND FOUR. BACK DOWN TO JON NELSON. >> LET’S RUN THROUGH WHAT’S GOING ON IN 6A NOW. IN THE OTHER HALF OF THIS BRACKET, 21 UNANSWERED FOR COLQUITT. LEADING 28-16. LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE BRACKET RIGHT NOW. GRAYSON LEADING WESTLAKE 21-14. ROSWELL IS LEADING COLLINS HILL BY 10-3. THAT’S YOUR UPDATE IN 6A. >> Matt: ALL RIGHT. THIRD DOWN — I WROTE IN MY BLOG THIS WEEK THAT I’VE OFTEN ARGUED THAT THE BEST ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA IS THE QUARTERFINALS.

>> Bryan: YEAH, THE QUARTERFINALS IS NORMALLY THE FIRST TIME YOU CAN GET ONE AGAINST ONE. AND THAT’S WHEN YOU REALLY GET A LOT OF KEY MATCH-UPS. BUT IT’S A LOT OF REGIONS LIKE, YOU KNOW — YOU GET A LOT OF TWO SEEDS LIKE ARCHER THAT FIND THEMSELVES IN A GREAT POSITION. EVERYONE WHO IS PLAYING IN THE THIRD ROUND HAS FOUGHT TO GET HERE. NO ONE IS HERE BY HAPPENSTANCE. >> Bryan: >> Matt: BRAXTON RICHBURG COMES UP LIMPING. THAT’S A FIRST DOWN CATCH FOR BRAXTON RICHBURG. MIGHT HAVE TURNED HIS RIGHT ANKLE. >> Bryan: TWO MILL CREEK PLAYERS DOWN. A LINEMAN DOWN AND THEN, OF COURSE, BRAXTON DOWN. NOT A BAD BALL THERE. A GOOD JOB AND A FACE MASK THERE. TO ADD ON. MILL CREEK DRIVING. HAVING A CHANCE TO KIND OF, YOU KNOW, PUT THE GAME AWAY IF THEY CAN GET A SCORE HERE. >> Matt: YEAH, WITH THAT FACE MASK PENALTY, IT GIVES MILL CREEK THE BALL FIRST AND TEN AT THE ARCHER 24 YARD LINE. WE HAVE NOT SEEN GRAHAM ON THE FIELD FOR MILL CREEK TONIGHT, ONE OF THEIR TOP RECEIVERS.

HE DOES HAVE A BRACE ON HIS ELBOW. THAT WE SAW IN — THAT HE HURT EARLIER IN THE SEASON. WE HAVE NOT SEEN IT TONIGHT. WE HAVE SEEN ALSTON INSTEAD. ALSTON HITTING THE TIME IN THAT SLOT TONIGHT. EIGHT YARDS RIGHT THERE. >> Bryan: THAT’S ONE THING ABOUT ALSTON, A BIG PLAY GUY TONIGHT IN TERMS OF RUNNING THE BALL AND GETTING ON THE PERIMETER. SO GREAT JOB OF BLOCKING RIGHT HERE. WE TALKED ABOUT, YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO RUN UP THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. YOU’VE GOT TO GET BALANCED IN THE RUN GAME, ABLE TO GET OUTSIDE, ON THE PERIMETER, WITH THE REACH PLAY.

GREAT JOB BLOCKING ON THE PERIMETER. >> Matt: SECOND DOWN AND TWO. HANDOFF GOES TO JOE THOMAS. THOMAS INSIDE THE 10 YARD LINE. A FIRST DOWN. >> Bryan: THAT’S THE SAME PLACE. CAME RIGHT BACK WITH IT. LINED UP IN TRIPS TO THE FIELD. IN MOTION, SINGLE RECEIVER INTO THE BOUNDARY AND RAN A REACH PLAY OR STRETCH PLAY. YOU CAN CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT. THEY GOT ON THE PERIMETER BY ZONE BLOCKING AND THEN OFF THE PERIMETER. >> Matt: IT IS JUST AMAZING HOW THOROUGHLY MILL CREEK HAS BEATEN ARCHER HERE TONIGHT, AS YOU SEE CLIFFORD AMAZAN, THE NOSE TACKLE DOWN ON THE FIELD.

>> Bryan: WHAT YOU’RE SEEING RIGHT NOW IS THE ENTIRE DEFENSE. THEY HAVE BEEN ON THE FIELD ALL NIGHT LONG. ARCHER HAS NOT ONLY NOT BEEN ABLE TO MOVE THE BALL, THEY HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET FIRST DOWNS. >> Matt: LET’S CHECK IN WITH JON NELSON, BUCCANEERS STADIUM. THE CITY OF ATLANTA. THIS HAS GONE BACK AND FORTH. AND IF YOU WANT TO CALL HOUSTON COUNTY THE FOURTH. ALLATOONA WITH A 30-27 LEAD. POINT AFTER PENDING. HOSCHTON COUNTY HAD A LEAD. 27-21 LEAD. THIS GAME PROBABLY WILL END ON TUESDAY, THE WAY THESE TWO TEAMS ARE SCORING. BACK UPSTAIRS. >> Matt: CLIFFORD AMAZAN BEING HELPED OFF THE FIELD. YOU CAN GET THE GPB SPORTS APP AVAILABLE AT THE iTUNES SCORE AND FOR FREE. YOU CAN KEEP UP WITH THE SCORES YOU WANT EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT. KOBE SMITH, TAPPING AMAZAN ON THE HEAD AS HE MAKES HIS WAY TO THE SIDELINE. THOSE TWO GUYS ALTERNATED AT THE NOSE TACKLE POSITION. >> Bryan: ARCHER HAS TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GET A STOP. MILL CREEK HAS GOT A CHANCE TO REALLY PUTTING THE ICING ON THE CAKE HERE.

IF THEY CAN SCORE, THAT WOULD BE HUGE TO GET IT INTO THE FOURTH QUARTER. >> Matt: THEY COULD GO UP BASICALLY FOUR TOUCHDOWNS AT THE START OF THE FOURTH QUARTER. >> Bryan: AND THEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT A MIRACLE TO WIN IT. >> Matt: YEAH. HANDOFF TO LECONTE. AND LECONTE DOWN TO THE 5 YARD LINE. >> Bryan: YOU’RE SEEING THE FATIGUE IN THE ARCHER DEFENSE. GUYS GETTING DOWNHILL AND KNOCKING BACK. WE’RE STARTING TO SEE ARCHER START TO IMPOSE ITS WILL, CREATING CREASES AND GETTING POSITIVE YARDS. WE’LL SEE SOMEONE BREAK ONE HERE BEFORE LONG. >> Matt: YOU CAN TELL IN THE ARCHER BODY LANGUAGE THEY’RE WORN OUT. >> Bryan: PLAYING A GREAT GAME, PLAYING HARD ALL NIGHT. >> Matt: LECONTE, NOTHING DOING. MORRELL MAKING THE TACKLE AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. SIXTH TACKLE TONIGHT FOR MORRELL. QUINTON MILLER OUT THERE EARLIER, BUT NOT LATELY. SO HIGH LIKELIHOOD THAT BACK INJURY IS FLARED UP ON HIM AGAIN. COULDN’T GO IN THE SECOND HALF. >> Bryan: THAT’S THE THING ABOUT THE BACK. IT’S HARD TO GET IT BACK.

SO HE’S PROBABLY STRUGGLING A LITTLE BIT. >> Matt: SO THIRD DOWN AND GOAL FROM THE 4 YARD LINE. AND THAT IS GOING TO BE THE END OF THE THIRD QUARTER. THEY’LL FLIP THE FIELD AND MILL CREEK COULD BE POISED TO APPLY THE KNOCKOUT PUNCH WHEN WE START THE FOURTH QUARTER. MILL CREEK AT 12-0. MOST WINS THEY HAVE EVER HAD IN A SEASON. THEY HAVE NEVER ADVANCED TO THE STATE SEMI FINALS.

BUT NOW THEY ARE JUST 12 MINUTES AWAY AS THEY TAKE A 20-0 LEAD ON ARCHER. INTO THE FOURTH QUARTER. !!musiC@!!!musiC@! >>> THIS PROGRAM MADE POSSIBLE BY PART, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING. >>> START OF THE FOURTH QUARTER. MILL CREEK WITH A 20-0 LEAD ON ARCHER. AND JUST 12 MINUTES AWAY FROM KNOCKING OUT THE 2014 STATE FINALIST TIGERS A. WINNER OF THIS BALL GAME PLAYS EITHER COLQUITT OR SOUTH FORSYTH IN THE SEMI FINALS. THIRD DOWN AND GOAL FOR MILL CREEK. AS WE BEGIN THE FOURTH QUARTER. >> Bryan: ARCHER REALLY NEEDS TO GET A STOP HERE. THEY’RE IN DESPERATION MODE. >> Matt: HAWKS ARE 4-10 ON THIRD DOWNS. TURLEY GOES UP TOP, AND BROKEN UP. NICE PLAY BY JAMYEST WILLIAMS, TRYING TO GET THE BALL TO MILES RILEY. AND FOURTH DOWN. >> Bryan: GREAT STOP RIGHT THERE. BY ARCHER. THEY’VE GOT TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO SEE IF THEY CAN BLOCK. MOTION RAN THE SAME ACTION THEY HAVE BEEN RUNNING, BRINGING A RECEIVER IN MOTION AND THEN THE SHOT WITH THE PLAY-ACTION. GREAT JOB OF STAYING AT HOME. >> Matt: KING 2 FOR 4 TONIGHT ON FIELD GOALS. HE HAS MISSED FROM 47 AND 38. AND THIS WILL BE A 21-YARD KICK FROM THE LEFT HASH. KIND OF A WEIRD ANGLE.

AND THAT KICK IS GOING TO BE GOOD. 21-YARD FIELD GOAL BY BRENTON KING, THIRD FIELD GOAL OF THE NIGHT. AND HIS 18th FIELD GOAL OF THE SEASON. WHAT A WEAPON FOR MILL CREEK. THEY LEAD 23-0. AND NOW THEY HAVE PUSHED IT BEYOND JUST A THREE-TOUCHDOWN GAME. >> Bryan: YEAH. NOW ARCHER IS IN REAL DANGER HERE. THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET SOMETHING GOING QUICK. IF NOTHING ELSE, THEY’RE GOING TO RUN OUT OF TIME. HERE’S THE DEAL. YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO ESTABLISH, YOU KNOW, LONG DRIVES. >> Matt: LET’S TAKE IT UP TO CALHOUN. A TIME-OUT CALLED. AND THIS WILL TIE THE GAME IF BERT COUNTY GETS THE FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT HERE. SPOTTED AT THE 15. CALHOUN COULD BE HEADING TO OVERTIME ONE MORE TIME. THE KICK KIND OF SQUIRRELS ITS WAY THROUGH AND IT’S GOOD.

SO IT LOOKS LIKE ELBERT COUNTY AND CALHOUN ARE GOING TO OVERTIME IN AAA. NOT THE FIRST TIME CALHOUN HAS BEEN IN OVERTIME IN THIS PLAYOFF RUN. BUT ELBERT COUNTY HAS MADE IT TOUGHER. YOU CAN CATCH ALL THE SCORES AVAILABLE IN THE APP STORE. WE’VE GOT GAMES GOING INTO OVERTIME TONIGHT, GUYS. WOW. HERE TONIGHT IT HAS BEEN ALL MILL CREEK. 23-0. THEY HAVE SUFFOCATED ARCHER. >> Bryan: YEAH. ARCHER IS IN REAL TROUBLE. MILL CREEK HASN’T ALLOWED 17 — ONLY ALLOWED 17 POINTS IN THE FOURTH QUARTER ALL YEAR. THEY WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A — ALMOST A RECORD PERFORMANCE — RECORD FOURTH QUARTER PERFORMANCE AGAINST THIS DEFENSE. THIS IS A HIGH-CALIBER DEFENSE. >> Matt: NO TEAM HAS SCORED MORE THAN SEVEN POINTS IN A GAME AGAINST THEM ALL YEAR. ARCHER WOULD HAVE TO DO SOMETHING NOBODY HAS DONE THIS YEAR AGAINST MILL CREEK IN ORDER TO COME BACK AND WIN THIS GAME. >> Bryan: THIS MILL CREEK DEFENSE, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE ABLE TO REALLY ABLE TO DICTATE WHAT YOU DO.

YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO THROW THE BALL HERE INTO THE HAND OF MILL CREEK. BECAUSE THEY CAN GET AFTER THE QUARTERBACK. >> Matt: ARAMIS BRYANT PICKS UP THE FIRST TIME. BRYANT RUNS OUT TO THE 36 YARD LINE. 16-YARD PICKUP FOR BRYANT THERE. CHASE TURNER MAKES HIS FIFTH TACKLE OF THE NIGHT. >> Bryan: YOU CAN SEE HIM GETTING OUT OF THE HANDS QUICK. KIND OF GOT AWAY FROM IT. TAKE FIVE YARDS AND SEE IF YOU CAN MAKE A PLAY. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THEY DID AND WERE ABLE TO GET POSITIVE YARDS IN THAT SITUATION. >> Matt: BRYANT HAD A BIG FOURTH QUARTER GETS McEACHORN LAST WEEK. BEARDEN GOES UP TOP, TRYING TO GO BACK TO BRYANT THAT TIME. AND GIBSON BREAKS IT UP. >> Bryan: I PRESSED ON THAT IN THE SECOND QUARTER. AT SOME POINT THEY WERE GOING TO COME WITH THE DOUBLE MOVE AS A SOPHOMORE. THEY RAN A FIVE-YARD STOP AND GO AND TRIED TO GET HIM ON A DOUBLE MOVE.

GREAT JOB OF BEING DISCIPLINED BY THE SOPHOMORE CORNER. >> Matt: THAT’S A NICE TIGHT SPIRAL BY BEARDEN RIGHT THERE, THOUGH. >> Bryan: YEAH. BEARDEN THREW A GOOD BALL. THE SOPHOMORE — THAT’S A PLAY WHERE YOU EXPECT YOUR WIDE RECEIVER TO BE STANDING WIDE OPEN AFTER MAKING THE DOUBLE MOVE. >> Matt: GIBSON HAD A HECK OF A BALL GAME. 6-FOOT 180-POUND SOPHOMORE CORNERBACK. >> Bryan: THEY’RE LOOKING FOR TALL CORNERS WITH LENGTH AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHY. WHEN YOU THROW THE BALL UP IN THE AIR, THEY MAKE PLAYS. >> Matt: BACK TO THE OTHER SIDE. AND KYLE DAVIS AND KISHAWN MILLER GETS HIM ON THE GROUND. >> Bryan: KISHAWN MILLER, YOU KNOW, HE’S A STUD. HE’S A KID GETTING AFTER IT FOR A WHILE. NOTHING BUT OUTSTANDING. HE’S GOT MULTIPLE KICKS. HE’S GOT SCORES ON DEFENSE. YOU KNOW, THIS DEFENSE IS FOR REAL. THERE REALLY ISN’T A WEAKNESS ON THE FIELD FOR THIS MILL CREEK DEFENSE. >> Matt: MILLER, A HUGE GAME AGAINST PEACH TREE RIDGE. TWO PICKS, A PICK SIX IN THEIR OVERTIME WIN. THAT IS THE ONLY TEAM THIS SEASON THAT MILL CREEK HASN’T BEATEN BY AT LEAST THREE TOUCHDOWNS.

>> Bryan: AND THAT’S JUST AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM RIGHT HERE TO REALLY CEMENT THEIR LEGACY AS A DEFENSE. THEY ARE DOMINATING A GREAT FOOTBALL TEAM. THE BEST THING THAT ARCHER HAS GOT GOING IS GETTING THEM TO JUMP OFFSIDES. THAT’S THEIR BEST PLAY. ALL NIGHT. IF YOU CAN GO BACK AND DO A BREAKDOWN OF THEIR POSITIVE PLAYS, THEIR BEST PLAY HAS BEEN ABLE TO DRAW THEM OFFSIDES. BESIDES THAT, A COUPLE HITCHES ON THE OUTSIDE. FOR THE MOST PART, YOU’VE SEEN MILL CREEK PUNCH ARCHER IN THE MOUTH FOR MOST OF THE NIGHT. >> Matt: THEY HAVE DONE IT THREE TIMES AT THE FIRST DOWN THERE.

FOR ARCHER AT THEIR OWN 39 YARD LINE. A LONG TIME SINCE THEY HAVE BEEN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE 50. AND THEY’RE STILL NOT. SINGLETON MAKES THE CATCH, AND HE GETS TACKLED IMMEDIATELY BY AARON ANDERSON. >> Bryan: THAT’S THE STRENGTH OF BEING ABLE TO APPLY FRESH WITH THE FOUR-MAN RUSH. NOW YOU DROP BACK IN ZONE COVERAGE AND BE ABLE TO DRIVE THE BALL. WHEN THE BALL IS RELEASED FROM THE QUARTERBACK, YOU’VE GOT GUYS DRIVING THE BALL AND BEING ABLE TO ATTACK THE RECEIVER AS SOON AS HE CATCHES THE FOOTBALL. >> Matt: I TELL YOU WHAT, COACH. I AM TOTALLY IMPRESSED WITH MILL CREEK’S ABILITY TO TACKLE IN THE OPEN FIELD. THAT’S BRYANT RIGHT THERE MAKING THE CATCH. NICE MOVE. AND BRYANT OFF TO THE RACES! AND FINALLY CAUGHT BY CHASE TURNER AT THE 8 YARD LINE. >> Bryan: AS SOON AS YOU SAID SOMETHING ABOUT TACKLING IN OPEN FIELD, THEY HAVE GET TACKLED. BUT A GREAT JOB AGAIN. THIS IS SOMETHING ARCHER STARTED EARLY IN THE GAME, THROWING THE SHORT PASSES AND MAKING MOVES AND MAKE PLAYS IN SPACE.

AND IF YOU KEEP DOING THAT, YOU’LL BE SUCCESSFUL. THEY KIND OF GOT AWAY FROM IT, TOOK SOME VERTICAL SHOTS. AND THAT’S NOT THE WAY TO BEAT THIS MILL CREEK DEFENSE. >> Matt: HANDOFF, RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE. JAMYEST WILLIAMS INSIDE THE 5 YARD LINE. MEANTIME, BRYANT NOW HAS FIVE CATCHES FOR 87 YARDS IN THIS GAME. >> Bryan: THEY LIKE THE MATCH-UP WITH HIM AGAINST THE SOPHOMORE. AND THE SOPHOMORE IS GOING TO HAVE TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT. >> Matt: SECOND DOWN AND GOAL. BEARDEN, GOING TO GO DOWN AT THE 12 YARD LINE. THE QUARTERBACK SACK. PEYTON MOORE. >> Bryan: THAT’S WHAT MAKES THIS MILL CREEK DEFENSE SPECIAL. JUST WHEN YOU THINK HE’S GOT SOMETHING GOING. HERE YOU ARE. AND THEN THERE THEY GO WITH THE FAST RUSH AND SACK AND GETTING SOMEBODY ON THE GROUND. >> Matt: AARON ANDERSON, PEYTON MOORE, BOTH GOT THERE AT THE SAME TOO.

. I GUESS THEY GIVE THE SACK TO AARON ANDERSON THERE, AND THAT WILL BE HIS SEVENTH OF THE SEASON. >> Bryan: AGAIN, ANOTHER SACK FOR THE MILL CREEK DEFENSE, CONTINUING TO APPLY PRESSURE. ARCHER IS REALLY IN POOR DOWN TERRITORY. A FIELD GOAL WON’T DO HERE. >> Matt: THIRD DOWN AND THROW COMPLETE TO KYLE DAVIS. NO RUNNING ROOM FOR HIM AFTER HE MAKES THE CATCH, AS MILLER AND TURNER TEAM UP FOR THE TACKLE. AND NOW IT’S GOING TO BE FOURTH DOWN. >> Bryan: WHAT WE CALL A BANG BANG PLAY. PITCH THE BALL, CATCH IT, AND AS SOON AS THE GUY CATCHES THE BALL, HE’S HIT. BANG BANG. CATCH AND BANG. >> Matt: AND ARCHER — LET’S SEE, WAS A TIME-OUT CALLED OR INJURY TIME-OUT? WE HAVE A JOHN HUNT, THE DEFENSIVE TACKLE FOR MILL CREEK DOWN ON THE GROUND WAY BACK AT THE 22 YARD LINE.

AND THEY’RE LOOKING AT HIS RIGHT LEG. SO WE’RE DOWN TO FOURTH DOWN AS WE GO DOWN TO THE FIELD AND JON NELSON. >> LET’S LOOK AT THE REST OF THE BRACKETS IN 6A. WE GO BACK UP TO FORSYTH. THOUSAND YARD RUSHER ON THE SEASON GETS THE BALL, GOES INTO THE END ZONE. BACK AND FORTH GAME. IT IS NOW SOUTH FORSYTH WITH THE LEAD AGAIN.

31-28. FIRST PLAY OF THE FOURTH QUARTER. ELSEWHERE, ROSWELL AND COLLINS, TIED AT 10. WESTLAKE AND GRAY SON BACK AT FOURTH. GRAYSON LEADING IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. THAT’S YOUR LOOK AT 6A. BACK UPSTAIRS. >> Matt: THANK YOU. FOURTH DOWN, COACH. AND ARCHER OBVIOUSLY HAS TO GO FOR IT. HAVE GOT TO GET A TOUCHDOWN. WHAT WOULD YOU CALL HERE? >> Bryan: YOU’VE GOT TO CALL SOMETHING WHERE YOU CAN BLOCK THOSE GUYS UP FRONT. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT IS. YOU’VE GOT TO DRAW SOMETHING UP IN THE DIRT. WHERE YOU CAN MASS PROTECT AND BE ABLE TO GIVE YOUR QUARTERBACK TIME TO GET THE BALL TO KYLE DAVIS. >> Matt: BEARDEN GOES UP TOP AND INCOMPLETE. LOOKING FOR BRYANT AND THREW BEHIND HIM AND THE BALL GOES OVER ON DOWNS.

>> Bryan: ACTUALLY HAD A GREAT PLAY CALLED. THE SO FAR WENT TO A SLANT ROUTE, AND LOOKED LIKE THE RECEIVER JUST LOST THE BALL. HE DIDN’T REALLY ANTICIPATE THE BALL BEING THROWN TO HIM. AND HE SHOULD HAVE CAUGHT THE TOUCHDOWN RIGHT THERE. YOU CAN SEE IT. AND THE RECEIVER, YOU KNOW, DIDN’T SEE THE BALL UNTIL LATE. COULDN’T MAKE A PLAY ON IT. MISSED OPPORTUNITY. BIG-TIME MISSED OPPORTUNITY FOR ARCHER THERE TO HAVE OPPORTUNITIES KIND OF CLIMB BACK INTO THE FOOTBALL GAME. >> Matt: THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THEIR LAST OPPORTUNITY RIGHT THERE TO HAVE A SHOT AT WINNING THIS GAME.

AND NOW WE’RE DOWN TO TO PLAY. IS GOING TO DO THEIR BEST RIGHT HERE TO GRIND OUT THE CLOCK. >> Bryan: JUST GOT TO RUN THE BALL AND RUN AS MUCH AS TIME AS POSSIBLE AND TRY TO — AND PUNT THE BALL AWAY. SPECIAL TEAMS. >> Matt: HANDOFF, JOE THOMAS. DILL AN SINGLETON MAKING THE TACKLE. SINGLETON WITH FIVE TACKLES TONIGHT, COMMITTED TO DUKE. JOINING HIS BROTHER DeANDRE, A STARTING JUNIOR SAFETY FOR THE BLUE DEVILS. >> Bryan: THE ARCH DEFENSE IS GETTING TIRED AT THIS POINT. NOTHING CHANGES IN TERMS OF YOUR GAME PLAN FROM THE FIRST QUARTER TO THE FOURTH QUARTER. YOUR DEFENSE THAT YOU CALLED, THE PLAYS YOU DREW UP, STOP WHAT THEY’RE DOING OFFENSIVELY WORKS PERFECTLY. BUT NOW THE KEYS ARE SETTING IN AND CREASES ARE STARTING TO BE MADE. >> Matt: SECOND DOWN AND TWO.

A YEAR AGO, ARCHER MADE INTO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WHERE THEY LOST TO COLQUITT. THAT’S JOE TO HIM ON THE RUN RIGHT THERE. TACKLE MADE BY NICK BLAKELY AND BY DYLAN SINGLETON AGAIN. AND NOW IT’S GOING TO BE THIRD DOWN. >> Bryan: YEAH, GREAT JOB RIGHT THERE. THE ARCHER DEFENSE AGAIN FEELING THE BALL. TRIED TO BLOCK DOWN AND KICK OUT RUNNING THE OLD POWER O. AND YOU KNOW, KICKING WITH THE FULL BACK AND BRINGING THE GUARD AROUND. GREAT JOB FEELING IT, AND GREAT JOB RUNNING TO THE FOOTBALL AND TACKLING ON DEFENSE.

>> Matt: NOW HERE AT MILL CREEK COMMUNITY STADIUM, THEY DO HAVE THE PLAY CLOCK IN THE END ZONE. AND SO THEY CAN RUN IT ALL THE WAY DOWN. THEY’RE STILL 9 SECONDS ON THE CLOCK. I EXPECT THEY’LL RUN IT DOWN ANOTHER — WHEN THEY RUN IT, SNAP IT WITH SIX SECONDS. AND JOE THOMAS IS GOING TO LOSE YARDAGE. DYLAN SINGLETON FLOATING DOWN LONG ENOUGH FOR ISAIAH PRYOR TO COME IN AND CLEAN IT UP ALONG WITH FRANK BENCH.

AND FOURTH DOWN. >> Bryan: YEAH, THE GOOD DEFENSE THEORY BY ARCHER. AND MILL CREEK. THE BOTTOM LINE IS, YOU RAN SOME CLOCK. YOU KNOW, YOU CAN’T — YOU KNOW, TRY TO GO OUT HERE AND TRY TO RUN DOWN THE FIELD AND GET A BUNCH OF SCORES AND PUT YOURSELF IN A BAD SITUATION WITH A QUICK INTERCEPTION AND TOUCHDOWN. KEEP THE BALL ON THE GROUND, MAKE SURE YOU PROTECT IT. MAKE SURE YOU DO A GREAT JOB IN SPECIAL TEAMS AND GET OUT OF HERE WITH A WIN.

>> Matt: SO A TIME-OUT CALLED BY ARCHER TO KEEP THE CLOCK FROM BLEEDING OUT MORE. DOWN TO SEVEN MINUTES TO PLAY. ARCHER IN A DEEP HOLE. MILL CREEK LOOKING TO ADVANCE TO THE STATE SEMI FINALS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, LEADING 23-0. >> Matt: REMAINING. MILL CREEK WITH A 23-0 LEAD. AND THE HAWKS PUNTING OUT OF THEIR OWN END ZONE. AT THIS POINT, A MIRACLE FOR ARCHER. NOT ENOUGH POSSESSIONS MATHEMATICALLY TO GET BACK IN THE BALL GAME. THEY HAVE TO COME UP WITH TURNOVERS ON DEFENSE AND HAVE TO SCORE QUICKLY WHEN THEY GET THE BALL BACK HERE.

>> Bryan: THAT’S THE KEY TO TURN THE TIDE AND BEGIN TO DOMINATE SPECIAL TEAMS. YOU’VE GOT TO START TURNING TIDES AND DOMINATING TWO STAGES OF THE GAME. SO THEY CAN GET A HUGE PUNT RETURN, A QUICK SCORE AND A SCORE ON DEFENSE AND THEY CAN HAVE A SHOT. >> Matt: BALL GOING TO HIT AT THE 40 AND BOUNCE STRAIGHT UP. GOOD FIELD POSITION HERE FOR ARCHER AS THEY WILL TAKE OVER AT THE MILL CREEK 42 YARD LINE, IT LOOKS LIKE. A 36-YARD KICK THERE BY MICAH BULL.

>> Bryan: YEAH, GOOD KICK. NOW ARCHER HAS THE FIELD POSITION. SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO WITH IT. >> Matt: ANDY DYER TOLD US THAT THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE THIS YEAR AFTER HIS TEAM REACHED THE STATE FINALS LAST YEAR WAS THE MENTAL DISCIPLINE TO GET BACK THIS YEAR. I DON’T KNOW THAT IT HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH MENTAL DISCIPLINE. JUST DOMINATING MILL CREEK. >> Bryan: YEAH, AND I THINK MILL CREEK HAS HAD THE FIELD POSITION, WHICH IS HUGE. ARCHER HAD THE SAME FIELD, WE MIGHT BE TALKING ABOUT A DIFFERENT SITUATION. BOTH DEFENSES HAVE PLAYED REALLY, REALLY WELL. I THINK THAT MILL CREEK HAS MADE THE MOST OF THEIR OPPORTUNITIES. SO — >> Matt: BEARDEN HAS TO RUN OUT OF BOUNDS AT THE 42 YARD LINE. AND IT’S A SECOND DOWN AND TEN.

THEY’LL WAVE OFF THE FLAG. IT WASN’T EVEN MOVING. SO I’M NOT SURE WHAT THE FLAG WAS ABOUT. APPARENTLY WASN’T A PENALTY. SO SECOND DOWN AND TEN FROM THE 42 YARD LINE. NOW THE PLAY CLOCK MOVING. BEARDEN GOES TO THE AIR, THROWS COMPLETE TO DAVIS. DROPS IT. >> Bryan: LOST HIS CONCENTRATION RIGHT THERE. GETTING BACK TO WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO, WHICH IS THROW THE SHORT PASS, GIVE THE ATHLETES AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A PLAY.

DAVIS JUST TOOK HIS EYES OFF THE FOOTBALL RIGHT THERE. >> Matt: KYLE DAVIS, SIX CATCHES FOR ONLY 27 YARDS TONIGHT. HE HAD THREE CATCHES FOR 19 YARDS ON THEIR OPENING POSSESSION. >> Bryan: THEY KIND OF GOT AWAY FROM IT. HAVEN’T TRIED TO, YOU KNOW, MATCH HIM UP WITH THE SOPHOMORE. THEY HAVE BEEN KEEPING HIM ON THE RIGHT. THE OTHER RECEIVER ON THE LEFT AND TAKING A SHOT WITH HIM. >> Matt: THIRD DOWN AND TEN. HEAVY RUSH. BEARDEN IN TROUBLE. PLAY BACK AT THE 44 YARD LINE. ANOTHER QUARTERBACK SACK. TYLER VERNON WITH HIS 17th SACK OF THE SEASON. >> Bryan: THAT’S THE THING ABOUT MILL CREEK. WHEN YOU GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO PIN THEIR EARS BACK AND COME AFTER YOU, THERE MIGHT NOT BE A BETTER TEAM IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA. THEY’VE GOT DEFENSIVE ENDS THAT ARE PASS RUSH SPECIALISTS, GREAT WITH THEIR HANDS. AND RELENTLESS ATTITUDE TO GET AFTER THE QUARTERBACK. >> Matt: THIRD SACK OF THE NIGHT FOR MILL CREEK. AND ON FOURTH DOWN, ARCHER HAS TO GO FOR IT. PEYTON MOORE JUMPED OFFSIDES, GETTING THEM FIVE YARDS BACK. >> Bryan: WE TALKED ABOUT THAT BEING THE BEST PLAY IN THE ARCHER PLAYBOOK, IS THE HARD-COUNT.

I WANT TO SAY THAT’S 20 YARDS OFF THE HARD-COUNT TONIGHT. >> Matt: IT IS. IT IS. BUT IN THIS CASE NOW THEY NEED 20 MORE JUST TO MOVE THE STICKS. FOURTH DOWN. >> Bryan: YEAH, NOW YOU’VE GOT AN OBVIOUS PASSING SITUATION. I LOOK FOR MILL CREEK TO RUSH FOR AND DROP THE REST OF THE GUYS, KEEP THE BALL IN FRONT. >> Matt: BEARDEN THROWS AND IT IS CAUGHT BY DYLAN SINGLETON, DOWN TO THE 25 YARD LINE. AND A FIRST DOWN. HOW ABOUT THAT? THE SENIOR, SINGLETON, GOING UP AND MAKING A PLAY FOR 25 YARDS. >> Bryan: THAT WAS A GOOD LESSON, YOU KNOW, FOR THE SOPHOMORE TO LEARN. HE WENT UP WITH — HE’S GOT TO GO AT THE HIGHEST POINT AND GET THE BALL. THE SOPHOMORE CORNER IN GREAT POSITION. CAN’T ASSUME THAT BALL IS GOING TO GET YOUR HAND. SINGLETON WANTED THAT BALL A LITTLE BIT MORE. DRIVE ALIVE FOR ARCHER. FIRST AND TEN FROM THE 25 YARD LINE. BEARDEN GIVEN TIME, THROWS AND NEARLY INTERCEPTED THAT TIME. THE TIGHT END WAS THE INTENDED TARGET. AND OTIWU NEARLY GOT ANOTHER PICK. >> Bryan: THAT’S THE THING ABOUT THIS MILL CREEK DEFENSE. THEY BEND BUT DON’T BREAK.

EVEN WHEN YOU GET SOMETHING POSITIVE, HARD TO COME BACK AND MOUNT CONSECUTIVE COMPLETIONS. >> Matt: SHANNON JARVIS TOLD US, LOOK, THIS DEFENSE HAS A GREAT MENTALITY. THEY FORGET THE ONE PLAY, IF SOMEONE HITS THEM WITH A BIG PLAY, THEY TREAT THE NEXT PLAY LIKE IT’S THE FIRST PLAY OF THE DRIVE. >> Bryan: THAT’S THE MENTALITY YOU HAVE TO HAVE. >> Matt: BEARDEN THROWS AND NEARLY INTERCEPTED BY GIBSON. TRYING TO GET THE BALL THAT TIME TO JAWAN POWELL. >> Bryan: WHAT YOU’RE SEEING HERE IS A CLINIC IN DEFENSIVE PHILOSOPHY. HERE’S A TEAM THAT MAKES YOU EARN EVERYTHING. THEY’RE GOING TO STAY, MAKE YOU KEEP THE BALL IN FRONT. THEY’RE GOING TO PRESS YOU WITH FOUR OR FIVE GUYS. THEY’RE GOING TO MAKE YOU KEEP IT IN FRONT AND MAKE YOUR QUARTERBACK ACCURATE ALL THE WAY DOWN THE FIELD. >> Matt: 5:33, ALL THE SEPARATION — MILL CREEK FROM THE STATE SEMI FINALS FROM A 13-0 RECORD. ON THIRD AND TEN, THEY GO TO JAMYEST WILLIAMS, NOT ABLE TO DO IT.

MILLER AND OTIWU MAKING THE TACKLE. >> Bryan: YOU’VE GOT A GUY OUT IN THE FLAT, YOU’VE GOT TWO GUYS THAT GOT HIM CORNERED. ONE GUY COMING FROM THE OUTSIDE, ONE GUY COMING FROM THE INSIDE. A GREAT JOB WITH THEIR FEET, A GREAT JOB WITH PATIENCE. AND MAKING A COMPRESSION TACKLE AND GETTING A GUY ON THE RUN. >> Matt: 6-FOOT, 210. >> Bryan: HE’S AN OUTSTANDING PLAYER. CAN PROBABLY PLAY INSIDE FOR SOME PEOPLE. HE’S JUST A GREAT FOOTBALL PLAYER. >> Matt: BALL UP TOP. AND BATTED AWAY. KISHAWN MILLER DENYING KYLE DAVIS AT THE 5 YARD LINE. AND THE BALL WILL GO OVER ON DOWNS. >> Bryan: THAT’S WHAT WE CALL HIGH POINT IN THE FOOTBALL. JUMPED AS HIGH AS HE COULD AND DEFLECTED THAT BALL AWAY FROM THE RECEIVER.

GREAT DEFENSE, TEXTBOOK FROM THE MILL CREEK OFFENSE. >> Matt: WHAT A PLAY BY MILLER. >> THESE CORNER BOOKS, MILLER AND ESPECIALLY GIBSON HAVE HAD GREAT GAMES TONIGHT. THEY HAVE REALLY BEEN TESTED AND THEY HAVE STOOD UP IN THE BATTLE. >> Bryan: IT’S SOMETHING WE TALKED ABOUT EARLY ON IN THE GAME. YOU KNOW, MILL CREEK DEFENSE THOUGHT THEY MIGHT NOT HAVE THE BIG NAME GUYS. THESE GUYS ARE ULTRA TALENTED. I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED IF THE MAJORITY OF THE MILL CREEK PLAYERS GO ON TO PLAY MAJOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL. THEY HAVE GOT SOME TALENTED FOOTBALL PLAYERS. >> Matt: WHEN THEY SNAP IT, THEY GIVE THE BALL TO LECONTE FOR A LOSS. TIME RUNNING OUT ON ARCHER HERE. MADE IT TO THE STATE FINALS LAST YEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR BRIEF SCHOOL HISTORY. THEY WILL NOT MAKE IT BACK THIS YEAR. MILL CREEK INSTEAD WILL TAKE A STEP CLOSER FOR REACHING THE GEORGIA DOME. >> Bryan: MILL CREEK HAVING A MAGICAL SEASON.

THEY’RE THE TEAM THAT MIGHT NOT HAVE STARTED OUT ON EVERYBODY’S RADAR AS BEING THE TEAM TO BEAT. LIKE COACH JARVIS SAID, HE KNEW BACK IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY THAT HE HAD A SPECIAL TEAM. AND THEY WORKED THEIR BUTTS OFF AND SOMETHING MAGICAL IS HAPPENING UP HERE. >> Matt: SECOND DOWN NOW AND 12. LECONTE, NOT MUCH DOING. BUT MILL CREEK NOT CONCERNED ABOUT YARDAGE RIGHT NOW. THEY’RE MORE CONCERNED WITH SECONDS. RICHBURG ON THE BENCH HAS GOT A BOOT ON HIS RIGHT LEG. YOU SAW HIM TWIST THAT ANKLE UNDERNEATH HIM AFTER HE MADE A CATCH EARLIER IN THE HALF. THAT WILL BE SOMETHING THAT THEY’LL HAVE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT, LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK. BECAUSE THEY NOW DO HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AHEAD TO THE SEMI FINALS. SO A TIME-OUT WITH 4 MINUTES TO PLAY.

MILL CREEK GETTING READY TO PUNCH THEIR TICKET INTO THE FINAL FOUR. >>> WELCOME BACK. FOUR MINUTES TO GO, REGULATION. 23-0, THE SCORE HERE. WE’LL SEND YOU DOWN TO BAINBRIDGE, AND THERE’S REASON TO CELEBRATE. THE BEST SEASON IN SCHOOL HISTORY CONTINUES. A 59-YARD FIELD GOAL WITH A SECOND TO GO. BAINBRIDGE HOLDS ON TO BEAT St. PIUS 18-17. THEY ADVANCE TO THE NEXT ROUND. THEY’RE ON CARTERSVILLE WATCH NOW. CARTERSVILLE WINNING BIG IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. BACK UPSTAIRS. >> Matt: HOW ABOUT THAT? CONGRATULATIONS TO BAINBRIDGE AS THEY ARE HEADED TO THE STATE SEMI FINALS. LOOKS LIKE MILL CREEK WILL DO THAT TOO HERE TONIGHT. DOMINATING 23-0 LEAD ON ARCHER. DOWN TO OUR FINAL FOUR MINUTES. THIRD DOWN AND 11 COMING OUT OF THE TIME-OUT FOR THE HAWKS. >> Bryan: THEY’VE GOT TO CONTINUE TO RUN THE FOOTBALL. >> Matt: HANDOFF AND NOTHING DOING THERE FOR ALSTON AS HE GETS THROWN TO THE GROUND BY NICK BLAKELY. AND SO ARCHER WILL GET THE BALL BACK.

BUT TIME ABOUT TO RUN OUT. SIX TACKLES TONIGHT FOR NICK BLAKELY. >> Bryan: ARCHER HAS TO FIND A WAY TO GET SOMETHING POSITIVE. AS LONG AS THERE IS TIME LEFT ON THE CLOCK, STILL AN OPPORTUNITY. BUT IT WILL TAKE A MIRACLE. >> Matt: DOWN 23-0. ARCHER BEING SHUT OUT HERE TONIGHT. ARCHER HAD WON 24 OR HAD WON 22 OF THEIR LAST 24 GAMES DATING BACK TO LAST SEASON WHEN THEY STARTED THE YEAR 0-3. BUT STILL MADE IT TO THE STATE FINALS. THEIR ONLY LOSSES IN THE LAST 24 GAMES, A 4-POINT LOSS TO COLQUITT COUNTY IN THE STATE FINALS AND TWO-POINT LOSS TO GRAYSON IN WEEK THREE OF THIS SEASON. BUT HERE TONIGHT, THEY HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY DOMINATED BY MILL CREEK. AND THEY’LL GO BACK ON OFFENSE PERHAPS FOR THE FINAL TIME THIS SEASON FROM THEIR OWN 35 YARD LINE. 38-YARD KICK BY MICAH BULL RIGHT THERE. >> Bryan: ARCHER TRYING TO GET SOMETHING GOING. HARD PART IS, HOW YOU BLOCK UP FRONT. THEY KNOW YOU HAVE TO PASS THE FOOTBALL. THEY HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO DO IT ALL NIGHT. IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE THEY’LL BE ABLE TO DO IT HERE.

BUT WE’LL SEE. >> Matt: COULD YOU EVER IMAGINE ARCHER WOULD HAVE BEEN SHUT OUT TONIGHT? I KNOW MILL CREEK HAD A GREAT DEFENSE. BUT SHUTOUT? >> Bryan: YEAH, MILL CREEK REALLY, YOU KNOW — I’M REALLY IMPRESSED WITH THEM AS A DEFENSE. THEY GET AFTER IT. THEY DO A GREAT JOB OF PLAYING NOT ONLY WITH HEART, ENERGY, BUT ALSO PLAYING WITH INTELLIGENCE. >> Matt: JAMYEST WILLIAMS ON THE CARRY. OTIWU ON THE TACKLE AGAIN. ALONG WITH AARON ANDERSON. AND JAMYEST WILLIAMS DOWN ON THE FIELD. AND HE IS REACHING FOR HIS LEFT LEG. >> Bryan: YEAH, THEY CAUGHT HIM IN A BLITZ THAT TIME. AND ACTUALLY RAN AWAY FROM THE BLITZ AND GOT A POSITIVE GAIN RIGHT THERE.

>> Matt: THE GOOD NEWS FOR ARCHER, JAMYEST WILLIAMS IS JUST A JUNIOR. HE’LL BE BACK NEXT YEAR. THE NUMBER FIVE RATED ATHLETE IN THE ENTIRE NATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2017. WOW, HE TOOK A DEEP SHOT ON THAT LEFT LEG. HOPEFULLY IT’S NOT SERIOUS. >> Bryan: YEAH, YOU HATE TO SEE A GUY GO DOWN, ESPECIALLY IN THE GAME. PRETTY MUCH OUT OF HAND, TRYING TO FIGHT IT. GETTING SOMETHING GOING. >> Matt: YEAH, THAT LOOKS LIKE A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT INJURY RIGHT THERE. YEP, THEY’RE HELPING HIM OFF THE FIELD. YOU HATE TO SEE IT WHEN YOU TAKE A SIDE SHOT RIGHT ABOUT THAT KNEE AREA, AND COLLAPSES IN LIKE THAT. OH, MY GOODNESS. CERTAINLY HOPE THE BEST FOR JAMYEST WILLIAMS. >> Bryan: HOPEFULLY JUST A SPRAIN OR SOMETHING OF THAT NATURE.

>> Matt: SO JAMYEST WILLIAMS GETS HELPED TO THE BENCH. CERTAINLY WE HOPE THE BEST FOR HIM. MEANTIME, ARCHER FACING THEIR FIRST SHUTOUT SINCE THE 2010 SEASON. IT’S BEEN A WHILE. JAWAN POWELL WITH THE CATCH MOVES THE STICKS. >> Bryan: MOVE THE STICKS AND SEE IF YOU CAN GET SOMETHING POSITIVE HAPPENING. END THE SEASON ON A GOOD NOTE. >> Matt: SO FIRST AND TEN, BALL AT THE 48 YARD LINE. FAKE AND SHOT DOWN THE SIDELINE. AND POWELL CAN’T RUN UNDER IT. >> Bryan: YEAH, AGAIN. GOOD COVERAGE. GOOD JOB BY THE SECONDARY PLAYERS, STAYING ON TOP OF THE ROUTE, MAKING SURE THEY DON’T DO ANYTHING DEEP. KEEP EVERYTHING IN FRONT OF YOU, CONTINUE TO MAKE CAPITAL. >> Matt: SECOND DOWN AND TEN. SO MILL CREEK WILL ADVANCE TO PLAY EITHER COLQUITT COUNTY OR SOUTH FORSYTH. IN THE FOURTH QUARTER, THE PACKERS HAD A FOUR-POINT LEAD ON SOUTH FORSYTH. AND THE HOME FIELD FOR THAT GAME WILL BE DETERMINED EITHER WAY BY A COIN TOSS. PASS IS THROWN COMPLETE. BY WILLIAMS. AND — OR RATHER DAVIS. AND HE DROPS THE BALL. AND DID THEY RULE THAT A CATCH AND A FUMBLE? >> Bryan: YEAH, THEY RULED IS A CATCH AND A FUMBLE SO IT WILL BE FOURTH DOWN.

>> Matt: AND ARCHER ABLE TO GET BACK ON TOP OF THAT THING. AND DAVIS IS SLOW TO GET UP. I THINK HE MIGHT HAVE GOT HURT ON THE PLAY. HE’S KIND OF FAVORING HIS RIGHT SHOULDER. KIND OF WALKING AT A TILT AS HE MAKES HIS WAY BACK TO THE SIDELINE. AND COLQUITT NOW HAS A 42-31 LEAD ON SOUTH FORSYTH. BALL THROWN COMPLETE TO POWELL. AND HE WILL NOT GET TO THE STICKS. OR HE MIGHT HAVE WITH HIS SECOND EFFORT. WE’LL SEE. SPOTTED JUST SHY OF THE 38, AND IT’S GOING TO BE FOURTH DOWN. >> Bryan: MILL CREEK CAN GET A STOP HERE, THAT WILL PRETTY MUCH END THE GAME.

>> Matt: SO ARCHER DOWN PERHAPS THEIR FINAL OFFENSIVE PLAY OF THE SEASON RIGHT HERE. MADE IT TO THE GEORGIA DOME A YEAR AGO. GOING TO BE STOPPED SHY IN THE ROUND OF EIGHT HERE THIS YEAR. THAT’S A FIRST DOWN CARRY. FOR KEEGAN STRICKLAND. THAT WILL KEEP THINGS ALIVE FOR A FEW MORE MOMENTS. MILL CREEK WILL PLAY EITHER HERE AGAINST COLQUITT OR SOUTH FORSYTH OR ON THE ROAD.

DETERMINED WITH A COIN TOSS HERE IN THE NEXT COUPLE HOURS. BEARDEN SCRAMBLING. AND HE’S GOING TO SLIDE DOWN TO THE 36. >> Bryan: STAYED INBOUNDS. CLOCK CONTINUES TO RUN. >> Matt: SHANNON JARVIS. 13-0 WITH MILL CREEK, THE GREATEST SEASON IN THIS YOUNG PROGRAM’S HISTORY. THIS IS JUST THE 12th YEAR OF FOOTBALL HERE AT MILL CREEK. FIRST TIME EVER THEY HAVE GONE UNDEFEATED IN THE REGULAR SEASON. AND NOW THEY’RE HEADED TO THE STATE SEMI FINALS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. >> Bryan: AND THAT SHOULD JUST ABOUT DO IT. >> Matt: WE’LL SEE IF ARCHER RUNS ONE MORE PLAY. AND BEARDEN, UNDER A RUSH, WILL THROW. AND COMPLETE TO THE FAR SIDE. AND THAT WILL BE THE FINAL PLAY OF THIS BALL GAME. MILL CREEK WITH A 23-0 SHUTOUT OF THE ARCHER TIGERS. AND THE HAWKS NOW 13-0 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SCHOOL HISTORY. AND HEADING TO THE STATE SEMI FINALS FOR THE FIRST YEAR IN SCHOOL HISTORY.

AND I TAKE YOU BACK TO THE ORIGINAL QUESTION I ASKED YOU WHEN WE STARTED THIS GAME. COACH LAMAR. HOW DO YOU SCORE ON MILL CREEK? >> Bryan: IT’S GOING TO BE TOUGH. SOMEONE IS GOING TO HAVE TO WIN THE SPECIAL TEAMS BATTLE. SOMEONE HAS TO WIN THE SPECIAL TEAM BATTLE. IT TAKES A LOT OF THINGS TO BEAT THIS MILL CREEK DEFENSE. THEY HAVE GOT PLAYERS.

THAT’S ONE THING YOU CAN SEE. THEY’VE GOT PLAYERS IN EVERY POSITION. DEFENSIVE LINEMEN, LINEBACKERS ARE FAST AND PHYSICAL. AND THEY’VE GOT A SECONDARY THAT PLAYS THEIR ROLE. IT’S GOING TO BE TOUGH TO BEAT THESE GUYS. >> Matt: FOLLOW GPB SPORTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA, TWITTER AND FACEBOOK. WE’LL BE ANNOUNCING IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS WHAT GAME WE WILL BE TELEVISING IN THE STATE SEMI FINALS NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT. MILL CREEK IS GOING TO THE STATE SEMI FINALS AS THEY BEAT ARCHER 23-0. COACH, GOOD WORKING WITH YOU. >> Bryan: IT’S BEEN FUN. >> Matt: DOWN TO THE FIELD AND JON NELSON. >> GUYS, DOWN HERE ON THE FIELD, A LOT OF TIMES IN MY BUSINESS, THEY DON’T WANT TO HEAR THE QUESTION, HOW DOES IT FEEL. UNCHARTED TERRITORY. SO HOW DOES IT FEEL? >> IT FEELS GREAT. I’M SO PROUD OF OUR DEFENSE TONIGHT. THEY PLAYED RELENTLESS FROM THE FIRST PLAY THROUGH THE REST OF THE GAME. IN THE SECOND HALF, WE REALLY OFFENSIVELY — WE GOT CONSERVATIVE TO WIN THE BALL GAME. WE WANTED TO RUN THE CLOCK, BECAUSE OUR DEFENSE WAS PLAYING SO WELL.

SO IT FEELS GREAT. IT’S NOT SO MUCH THE MAGNITUDE OF GOING. WE HAVE A TEAM PLAYING VERY WELL RIGHT NOW AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE ROAD OF. YOU THIS IS A GREAT TEAM WE PLAYED TONIGHT. ARCHER IS WELL-COACHED WITH GREAT PLAYERS. AND I’M SO PROUD OF OUR PLAYERS AND THE WAY THEY FOUGHT AND THEY’RE HUNGRY. OUR KIDS WANT THIS. AND THAT’S HALF THE BATTLE SOMETIMES AND OUR KIDS DID A GREAT JOB. WE’LL FIND OUT WHERE WE ARE INJURY-WISE AND GET READY TO PLAY NEXT WEEK, WHATEVER IT IS. >> IF WE TURN TO OUR LEFT AND LOOK AT THE SCOREBOARD, 23-0. IF I TOLD YOU IT WAS GOING TO BE 23-0, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE SAID? >> YOU KNOW, HONESTLY, I WOULD HAVE BELIEVED IT AT THIS POINT WITH THE WAY COACH STEWART AND THE DEFENSIVE STAFF WORKS. THERE IS NOTHING THEY DO NOW THAT SURPRISES US. EARLY IN THE YEAR, WE DIDN’T KNOW HOW THE PIECES WOULD FIT TOGETHER AS FAR AS DEFENSIVE PLAYS. RIGHT NOW WE’RE READY TO GET AFTER SOMEBODY, AND WE DON’T REALLY GET TOO CAUGHT UP IN WHO OUR OPPONENT IS. WHAT WE FOCUS ON IS OUR SPEED OF PLAY AND BEING RELENTLESS WITH THE FOOTBALL.

OUR KIDS HAVE BOUGHT INTO THAT AND THAT’S EASILY SEEN TONIGHT. >> I KNOW YOU’VE GOT SOME THINGS TO THINK THROUGH. YOU’LL TAKE A DAY TO CELEBRATE. BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHERE THE PROGRAM HAS STARTED FROM AND I MEAN DAY ONE STARTED FROM TO NOW, WHAT RUNS THROUGH YOUR MIND? >> REALLY NOTHING. I DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT THAT RIGHT NOW. HONESTLY, I JUST WANT TO GET TO THE STEM OF OUR NEXT OPPONENT. THAT’S AFTER THE SEASON. I JUST WANT TO FOCUS IN FOR OUR KIDS AND GIVE THE BEST OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE PLAYS. THAT’S A DEEP CONVERSATION FOR LATER. WE WANT TO KEEP RUNNING FOOTBALL GAMES RIGHT NOW. >> THE OTHER GAME WE DON’T KNOW YET, MIGHT BE COLQUITT AND SOUTH FORSYTH STILL GOING AT FOURTH QUARTER. CELEBRATE NOW. >> THANK YOU, JON. >> THANK YOU. >> POST GAME STARTS NOW. WE’LL HAVE PLAYERS IN A SEC. >> THANK YOU, JON. HI, EVERYBODY. WELCOME TO THE FOOTBALL FRIDAYS AND GEORGIA POST GAME SHOW. TONIGHT IT WAS THE MILL CREEK HAWKS PUNTING THEIR TICKETS INTO THE SEMI FINALS.

I’M MARK HARMON. >> I’M JACKIE BRITTAIN. THIS IS THE SIXTH SHUTDOWN THIS SEASON FOR MILL CREEK. OBVIOUSLY THAT DEFENSE ABSOLUTELY RELENTLESS AS COACH SAID. >> BOY, ARCHER LOADED OFFENSIVELY, BUT MILL CREEK REALLY TURNED IT UP AND DIDN’T ALLOW THEM IN THE END ZONE. >> I KNOW, THOSE BOOK ENDS ON THE DEFENSIVE LINE REALLY, REALLY HELD THEM ALL TOGETHER. >> ALL RIGHT. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM TONIGHT’S GAME. FIRST QUARTER, IT WAS MILL CREEK FINDING THE END ZONE. QUARTERBACK CAMERON TURLEY GOING TO DANIEL LECONTE. LECONTE RIGHT NO YOUR LIVING ROOM, 7-0. MILL CREEK ON TOP. THAT WAS THE ONLY POINT THEY WOULD ACTUALLY NEED. KING KICKS THREE FIELD GOALS TONIGHT FOR THE HAWKS. THIS ONE FROM 41 YARDS, MADE IT 10-0.

AND FROM THAT POINT ON, IT WAS THE MILL CREEK DEFENSE JUST OUTSTANDING. SIDNEY OTIWU WITH THE INTERCEPTION HERE. THE ENTIRE MILL CREEK DEFENSE PLAYED OUTSTANDING TODAY. AND THEY THROW THE SHUTOUT AS MILL CREEK WINS TONIGHT, 23-0. NOW LET’S CHECK IN WITH JON NELSON STANDING BY WITH A COUPLE OF THE STARS FOR TONIGHT’S GAME, THE HAWKS. >> ALL RIGHT, GUYS. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE’RE DOING LIVE TV. GIVE OUT THE TERRIBLE TOWELS. THE DEFENSIVE GUYS GETTING A LITTLE LOVE. OKAY. I’M GOING TO DO THIS — I’M GOING TO GO ONE AND THEN ONE, BE ONE, ONE. THAT’S HOW WE’RE GOING TO DO THIS. OKAY. I HAVE TO ASK. THE PICK AND THE PICK SIX. GO THROUGH THE PLAY FOR ME, AND THEN AT THE END OF THE PLAY, YOU’RE GETTING DRAGGED AND IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST PIECES OF VIDEO WE HAVE SEEN ALL YEAR.

GO THROUGH THE PICK FOR ME. >> I JUST SAW THE SCREEN COMING AND I JUST BAILED BACK AND CAUGHT IT. AND THEN I GOT A BLOCK FOR MY LINEBACKER. MIGHT HAVE BEEN ILLEGAL. BUT THEY DIDN’T CALL IT. HE GRABBED MY LEGS AND I WASN’T GOING TO BE DENIED. I WANTED THAT TOUCHDOWN. >> YES, THAT IS ACCURATE. YOU WERE NOT GOING TO BE DENIED. OKAY. LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT DEFENSIVE EFFORT TONIGHT. WHAT WAS THE FILM ROOM LIKE. WHAT DID YOU SEE ALL WEEK, WHAT WAS THE WEEK OF STUDY LIKE GETTING READY FOR THIS BUNCH? >> WE KNEW WE HAD A GOOD MATCH-UP GOING IN. WE KNEW WE COULD GUARD EVERYBODY. SO WE JUST KNEW WE HAD TO DIAL IN ALL WEEK AND STAY FOCUSED SO WE COULD GET THIS. >> WE’RE GOING TO COME BACK OVER TO THE OTHER SIDE. YOU KNEW ABOUT THE COACHES AND THEY’RE ALL FRIENDS AND THIS KIND OF STUFF. THEY’RE ONLY 20 MINUTES APART BUT IT’S ALL FRIENDS. BUT WHEN YOU GET OUT HERE, IT’S DIFFERENT.

WHAT WAS IT LIKE BEING THE SAME FOR ANOTHER WEEK, GOING INTO A PLACE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN, BUT BEING DIFFERENT WITH THE FRIENDSHIP. >> YEAH. I MEAN, IT WAS DIFFERENT, DEFINITELY. HE TOLD US THURSDAY THAT THEY ARE FRIENDS IN THE OFF SEASON, BUT THIS WEEK ALL COMMUNICATION HAD STOPPED. BUT WE HAD A GREAT WEEK OF PRACTICE. AND YOU CAN TELL BY THAT SCOREBOARD WE WERE READY TO GO. >> ALL RIGHT. PEYTON HANG OUT FOR A SECOND. ONE MORE QUESTION. LOOK TO YOUR LEFT. ASK YOUR HEAD COACH AND SEE THE SCOREBOARD. IT SAYS 23-0. I ASKED THE COACH THIS QUESTION. I’M GOING TO ASK YOU. YOU LOOK AT THAT SCOREBOARD. IT SAYS 23-0. IF I HAD TOLD YOU THAT WAS WHAT THE SCORE WAS GOING TO BE, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE SAID? >> I BELIEVE IT. OUR DEFENSE, WE HAD FAITH IN THEM. DB IS GREAT. >> PEYTON IS CHIMING IN OVER OUR SHOULDER. >> THAT’S MY BOY. WE’RE JUST WORKING. AND THEN WE GOT THE W ALWAYS. SO THAT’S HOW WE DO IT. >> THAT IS HOW YOU DO IT.

DEFENSIVE EFFORT TONIGHT. LET’S SEND IT OVER TO THE SET. >> THANK YOU, GENTLEMEN. >> OH, ALL RIGHT. SO ALL NIGHT LONG WE HAVE BEEN TALKING SOCIAL MEDIA. GUYS CHIMING IN FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. LET’S GET TO A FEW OF THE TWEETS WE’VE HAD ON TWITTER. JASON SAYS GLAD TO BE WITH MY FAMILY INSIDE WATCHING JAMEIS WILLIAMS PLAY ON GPB SPORTS AND YOU CAN SEE THEY’VE GOT THE HOLIDAY SEASON HERE WITH THE CHRISTMAS TREE. NICE TOUCH THERE. OKAY. THEN WE HAVE THIS PERSON IS WATCHING IN NEW JERSEY, SAYING GO TIGERS. THAT’S PRETTY FAR. THEN WE HAVE KERRY PHILLIPS SAYING MY SON AND I WATCHING FROM INDIANAPOLIS. OKAY. I LIKE THAT. WE’VE GOT PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TODAY. THEN WE HAVE LYNN WATCHING IN CALIFORNIA ON THE iPHONE 4. PROPS TO YOU. I LIKE THAT. BUT THE WINNER IS GOING TO GO TO DAVID, WHO IS WATCHING ALL THE WAY IN SAN FRANCISCO. THAT’S 2,500 MILES AWAY FROM HERE. DAVID, YOU ARE OUR WINNER TONIGHT.

THANK YOU GUYS FOR TWEETING US AT GPB SPORTS ON FACEBOOK. AND ON TWITTER. KEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING HERE AS WE CONTINUE IN THE POST GAME. ALSO DON’T FORGET TO DOWNLOAD THE GPB SPORTS APP. IT’S FREE IN THE APP STORE. IF YOU GO INTO THE APP STORE, TYPE IN GPB SPORTS, GIVES YOU UP TO DATE SCORES FROM AROUND THE STATE OF GEORGIA, WHICH, OF COURSE, IS CRUCIAL AS WE GET CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE GEORGIA DOME IN DECEMBER. NOW LET’S GO TO THE PLAY OF THE GAME. YOU JUST SAW IT. MILL CREEK DEFENSE. I MENTIONED EARLIER THAT TOUCHDOWN SO FAR THIS SEASON.

THIS MAKES IT NINE. PEYTON MOORE COMING UP WITH A BEAUTIFUL INTERCEPTION THAT WILL TURN INTO SIX POINTS. INCREDIBLE INSTINCTS THERE AND AWARENESS TO SNAP THE BALL, RUN IT BACK AND DRAG IT DOWN THERE. YOU CAN SEE THE DEFENDER HOLDING ON TO HIS JERSEY. LOOK AT THAT RUN, FINDS IT, GOES ALL THE WAY IN. GRABS HIM ON THE END, BUT WILL FIGHT AND FIND A HOLE TO GET TO THE END ZONE.

AND THAT IS YOUR GPB PLAY OF THE GAME. >> ALL RIGHT. TIME TO CHECK OUT SOME SCORES ON OUR GEORGIA EMC SCOREBOARD. WE HAVE SOME BLOWOUTS, OVERTIME GAMES. WE’VE GOT SOME UPSETS TO SHOW YOU. LET’S START RIGHT AT THE TOP. COLQUITT COUNTY, TOP RANKED, UP DEFEATED. DEFENDING CHAMPS IN 6A HAVING ALL THEY CAN HAVE WITH SOUTH FORSYTH. RIGHT NOW 42-31. COLQUITT COUNTY IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. MEANWHILE, GRAYSON, ALSO UNDEFEATED. LEADING WESTLAKE BY A TOUCHDOWN. LATE FOURTH QUARTER, 35-28. IT IS ROSWELL, LIKEWISE UNBEATEN IN CLASS 6A, LEADING COLLINS HILL, 17-10 IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. IT IS ALLATOONA IN CLASS 5A LEADING HOSCHTON COUNTY 35-34 IN THE FOURTH. FINALS, NORTHGATE OVER KELL, 34-21. WARE COUNTY, THE GATORS, OVER DREW. 46-21. IT IS GLEN ACADEMY KNOCKING OFF STOCKBRIDGE, 24-21 IN CLASS 5A. IT’S WOODWARD ACADEMY IN 4A STILL UNBEATEN, 42-14 OVER THE WAR EAGLES OF MARIST. BUFORD BEATING THOMSON 49-7. BAINBRIDGE, UNDEFEATED. NIPPED St. PIUS 18-17. CARTERSVILLE UNBEATEN LEADING JONESBORO 38-14. LATE IN THAT GAME. ELBERT COUNTY AND CALHOUN RIGHT NOW 27-27 IN TRIPLE OVERTIME.

WAIT A MINUTE. UPDATED. 33-30 IN TRIPLE OVERTIME. CALHOUN REMAINS UNBEATEN AND TOP RANKED IN CLASS 3AFTER. FITZGERALD OVER BENEDICTINE, 54-28. AND COMMERCE OVER MARION COUNTY 20-7. WE’LL HAVE MORE SCORES, MORE BRACKETS COMING YOUR WAY WITH OUR MATCH-UPS. JON NELSON IN JUST A MINUTE. STAY WITH US. DON’T TOUCH THAT DIAL. >> CERTAINLY BEEN AN ACTION-PACKED NIGHT HERE. LET’S TAKE A QUICK PIT STOP IN THE SPECIAL ROAD TO THE DOME EDITION WITH DAVID ZELSKI. HE IS NEAR THE DOME, A NICE REWARD FOR THE TOP 14 TEAMS THAT MAKE IT TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP. OR JUST ANY TIME YOU’RE IN DOWNTOWN ATLANTA. >> AS WE MOVE DEEPER INTO THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS, THE COMPETITION GETS FIERCER, AND THE TEAMS GET HUNGRIER. IN FACT, EVERYONE GETS HUNGRIER FROM THE BANDS TO THE FANS.

SO WE’RE CONTINUING TO HIGHLIGHT A FEW RESTAURANTS CLOSE TO THE DOME FOR THOSE FORTUNATE FEW THAT MAKE IT TO A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. REALLY, JUST FOR ANYONE WITH AN APPETITE. !!musiC@!!!musiC@! IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A PLACE THAT ADHERES TO THE TRADITIONAL IDEAS OF A PUB AS THE FRIENDLY FOCAL POINT OF A COMMUNITY, THERE’S AN OLD RED BUILDING IN CASSELBERRY HILL THAT FITS THE BILL. MUCH LIKE OTHER STORIED NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTS, YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON SEEING FAMILIAR FACES, GETTING A GREAT SANDWICH AND BEING STEPS AWAY FROM THE SIGHTS. WELCOME TO ELLIOT STREET PUB. >> ELLIOT STREET PUB A FEW STEPS FROM THE DOME.

YOU CAN SEE PHILLIPS ARENA THERE, AND TELL ME HOW SPECIAL THIS IS. >> A SMALL LITTLE ABANDONED BUILDING WE TOOK AND REBUILT COMPLETELY. WE HAVE A BAR DOWNSTAIRS AND MUSIC IN THE BASEMENT. AND WE’RE JUST MAKING GREAT SAN SANDWICHES AND FOOTBALL AND EVERYTHING ELSE. >> A FUN NEIGHBORHOOD ATMOSPHERE. IS THAT WHAT YOU TRY TO BRING HERE? >> ABSOLUTELY. VERY CLOSE TO THE ENABLED.

WE DO CHILI COOKOFFS, ART STROLLS AND REALLY AMAZING ART. >> ALL KINDS OF GREAT STUFF. >> I LOOK AT THE MENU AND SEE THESE SANDWICHES AND I HAVE SOME HIGH HOPES, BECAUSE I’VE HEARD ABOUT THE ELLIOT STREET PUB SANDWICHES. WHAT DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD MAKE? >> A MANICOTTI AND MAYBE A BUFFALO CHICKEN. >> SO WE PILED INTO PETE’S KITCHEN WHERE EVERYTHING IS IN EASY REACH. HE SHOWED ME HOW HE COMBINES A FEW HIGH-QUALITY INGREDIENTS INTO A DELICIOUS FINAL PRODUCT. >> MAD ITALIAN. >> MAD ITALIAN. >> I’M LIKING THIS ALREADY. DO YOU MIND IF I TAKE THIS UP TO YOUR BACKBOARD? >> PLEASE DO. I WOULD BE UPSET IF YOU DIDN’T. >> OH, YEAH. >> BEFORE I COULD MAKE IT TO THE PATIO. >> PRETTY COOL, I JUST RAN INTO MIKE. YOU KIND OF LIKE THESE SANDWICHES, DON’T YOU? >> THERE WAS ONE PERIOD WHERE I HAD A PARTICULAR SANDWICH CALLED THE OUT ULTIMATE. 140 — >> REALLY? 140? YOU LOOK GREAT. >> YOU FIND CONSISTENCY IN YOUR LIFE EVERYWHERE. >> LOOK AT THAT. I CAN’T WAIT ANY LONGER. >> OH, THAT’S GOOD. >> INSPIRED BY MIKE, I DECIDED NOT TO TAKE MY SANDWICHES TO GO. INSTEAD, SAMPLING AS MUCH OF THE MENU AS I COULD, KNOWING I COULD ALWAYS MAKE KICKOFF IF I EVER CHECK OUT MORE GEORGIA TRAVELER THURSDAYS ON GPB.

>> BOY, THAT LOOKED LIKE A YUMMY PLACE TO GO FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIPS HERE IN A COUPLE WEEKS. LET’S CHECK IN WITH JON NELSON NOW WHO HAS THE 6A BRACKET LINED UP AND READY TO GO FOR US. JON, WHAT’S GOING ON AT THIS NANO SECOND? >> 6A, 5-A WITH A SPECIAL TWIST AT THE END OF THE 5A SEGMENT. LET’S LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING ON IN 6A. WE KNOW THREE OF THE FOUR, AND WE’LL START IN THE UPPER LEFT. ROSWELL, SURVIVES TONIGHT, 17-10. THEY BEAT COLLINS HILL. SO ROSWELL, AS THE ONE, COMES THROUGH, KNOCKING OUT PARK VIEW, PUTTING UP 60. THEY BEAT CAMDEN COUNTY LAST WEEK ON GBP AND COLLINS HILL.

SO ROSWELL ADVANCES TO THE SEMI FINALS. WE COME TO THE LOW LEFT AS YOU’RE FOLLOWING ALONG AND FILLING OUT YOUR BRACKETS. AND WE CAN PUT GRAYSON THROUGH. THIS WAS BACK AND FORTH FOR A WHILE. GRAYSON DISTANCED THEMSELVES OUT IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. SO GRAYSON AND WESTLAKE. GRAYSON GETS THE DUKE. SO GRAYSON MAKES THEIR WAY INTO THE SEMI FINALS. NOW LET’S GO LOW RIGHT, AND SHOW FOLKS WHAT’S GOING ON HERE. THIS IS OUR GAME SO WE KNOW MILL CREEK ADVANCED HERE. SO MILL CREEK ONCE AGAIN IS THE ONE SEED WORKING THEIR WAY ALL THE WAY THROUGH. FIRST-EVER SEMI FINAL FOR THE TEAM. SO NOW LET’S GO TO THE UPPER RIGHT AND UPDATE THINGS AS WE GO. 49-31 WITH A MINUTE TO GO. WE’LL GO AHEAD AND ADVANCE. COLQUITT COUNTY. SO COLQUITT COUNTY SURVIVES AT SOUTH FORSYTH. SO AS WE PULL IT OUT, HERE’S WHAT 6A IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE. HERE’S THE END OF THE GAME. WE’RE GOING TO KICK IT, AND GO TO SOUTH FORSYTH. THERE IT IS. THERE IS YOUR CELEBRATION AND YOUR HANDSHAKE.

YOU’VE GOT TO LOVE BREAKING BRACKETOLOGY. THERE IS THE WIN RIGHT THERE. GOAL QUIT COUNTY, NUMBER THREE IN THE COUNTRY, SURVIVES THE PLAY IN THE SEMI FINALS NEXT WEEK. AND SO LET’S LOOK AT THE BRACKET. AND SHOW YOU WHAT IT IS. ROSWELL AND GRAYSON ON THE LEFT. COLQUITT AND MILL CREEK ON THE RIGHT. SO YOU HAVE 1-1. THIS IS A COIN FLIP HERE. 1-1. A COIN FLIP HERE. SO WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TWO OF THE VIRTUAL COIN FLIPS. TOMMY WITH THE GHSA OFFICE, AND A DESK AND A CONFERENCE CALL. UNLESS THEY OPT TO DO IT THEMSELVES IN PERSON. SO HERE’S YOUR FINAL FOUR IN 6A. SO BIG SURPRISES IN 6A. NOT NECESSARILY. YOU HAD A LOT OF THE CONTENDERS WORKING THEIR WAY THROUGH. BUT JUST HOW TIGHT. AND COACH BRYAN LAMAR MADE THIS POINT WHEN WE WERE TALKING DURING THE BROADCAST ABOUT HOW SOME OF THE BEST GAMES AND MATT STEWART, AS WELL. SOME OF THE BEST GAMES REALLY ARE IN THIS PARTICULAR ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS. SO LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT 5A AND SHOW YOU WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT HERE. ALLATOONA AND HOSCHTON COUNTY HERE IN THE UPPER LEFT.

AND WE’RE GOING TO GO TO ALLATOONA AND HOSCHTON COUNTY, BUCCANEERS STADIUM. ONE MORE TIME WITH THIS PARTICULAR MATCH-UP. IT WAS 52-47. THIS WAS 52-35 AT ONE POINT. AND HOSCHTON COUNTY SCORED TO MAKE IT 52-41. NOW 52-47. AND THIS GAME STILL HAS SOME LEGS TO IT. SO WE’RE GOING TO KEEP AN EYE ON THIS GAME AS WE GO HERE IN 5A. SO BACK TO THE BRACKET. AND WE’LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON.

LET’S GO DOWN LOW LEFT. NORTHGATE AND KELL. AND WE ADVANCE NORTHGATE. TOMMY WAHLBERG, THEY WON THE COIN FLIP AND GOT THE HOME GAME. NORTHGATE TO A SEMI FINAL, PLAY THE SURVIVOR OF HOSCHTON COUNTY AND ALLATOONA UP AT BUCCANEERS STADIUM. NOW LOTS GO UP HERE TO THE UPPER RIGHT. AND SHOW YOU THE SURVIVOR HERE. IT IS WARE COUNTY. WARE COUNTY HAD A BIT OF A TUSSLE EARLY ON WHO MADE THEIR WAY THROUGH AS A FOUR-SEED. WARE COUNTY WINS TONIGHT. SO WARE COUNTY ADVANCES TO ANOTHER SEMI FINAL. FRANKLIN STEVENS AND THE GATORS KNOW THE PEDIGREE AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE IN A GAME 13.

SO LET’S GO LOW RIGHT. AND SEE WHO WARE COUNTY GETS. THEY GET GLEN ACADEMY. AND HERE IS A VERY SPECIAL ENDING THAT GLEN ACADEMY HAD TO ADVANCE TO WORK THEIR WAY TO STOCK RIDGE. AND WE GO TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO DO IT. TRENT SMALLWOOD AND THE BEAUTY OF BUYING VIDEOS. IT WAS A FIELD GOAL AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION. BUT IT WAS A FIELD GOAL WITH 14 SECONDS TO GO. SO GLEN ACADEMY WITH 14 SECONDS TO GO IN REGULATION GETS THE FIELD GOAL FOR THE 24-21 WIN. THEY GET TO DUKE. AND THAT IS HOW GLEN ACADEMY ADVANCES TO PLAY WARE COUNTY. THAT’S YOUR LOOK AT 6-5. WE COME BACK NEXT TIME. IT’S ANNA, JAMIE AND WE’LL LET YOU KNOW ABOUT 4A WHEN WE COME BACK. >> NOW HE’S GOT THEM BACK INTO THE SEMI FINALS DOING A GOOD JOB THERE. >> ABSOLUTELY.

A LOT OF TEAMS. COLQUITT COUNTY, LITTLE SHAKY. THE SCORE WOULDN’T INDICATE THAT. BUT WE WERE KIND OF KEEPING AN EYE ON IT. SOUTH FORSYTH MAKING A RUN FOR IT. >> YEP, BACK IN THE SEMI FINALS. COMING UP ON FOOTBALL FRIDAYS IN GEORGIA POST GAME SHOW. MORE SCORES, MORE BRACKETOLOGY AND MORE SOCIAL MEDIA FROM AROUND THE GREAT STATE OF GEORGIA. >> MORE ADVENTURES WHEN WE GO WITH THE GEORGIA TRAVELER CREW, ALL NEXT ON THE GPB’S FOOTBALL FRIDAYS AND GEORGIA POST GAME SHOW. STAY WITH US. >>> WELCOME BACK TO THE GPB POST GAME SHOW, FOOTBALL FRIDAYS IN GEORGIA. WE’RE LIVE AT MARKHAM FIELD, MILL CREEK COMMUNITY STADIUM. THE FANS, THE BUSES, EVERYBODY HEADING HOME AS THE HAWKS HAVE ADVANCED TO THE SEMI FINALS, KNOCKING OFF THE TIGERS. FINAL SCORE OF 23-0. LET’S CHECK IN NOW WITH JACKIE WHO MAY FIRE UP THE TWITTER MACHINE ONE MORE TIME. >> I KNOW, I’M SURPRISED NO ONE HAS KICKED US OUT YET.

>> THEY WILL. >> I KNOW, IT ALWAYS COMES DOWN TO THAT. LET’S TALK SOCIAL MEDIA. YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN AWESOME CHIMING IN ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AT GPB SPORTS. ALSO WANT TO REMIND YOU WE ARE ON SNAPCHAT NOW SO YOU CAN SEE THE BEHIND THE SCENES ACTION HAPPENING HERE ON-SET AND AT THE GAME. DON’T FORGET TO DOWNLOAD THE GPB SPORTS APP IN THE APP STORE, COMPLETELY FREE.

LET’S GET TO A FEW TWEETS FROM SOME FANS WATCHING EARLIER TODAY. THIS ONE COMES FROM BRANDON, WATCHING TWO OF THE FOUR GAMES IN 6A TONIGHT ON GPB SPORTS ON THE BIG SCREEN AND NETWORK ON THE LAPTOP. THAT IS DEDICATION. I LOVE THAT. ALL RIGHT. AND THEN WE HAVE — LOOK AT THIS LITTLE FAN WATCHING COACH WILLDERS IN SAN ANTONIO WATCHING WITH A NEW FAN. I LIKE THAT. STARTING THEM YOUNG. GETTING THEM INTO FOOTBALL. I LOVE IT. AND THEN 98 DIRTY BIRD SAYS COACH LAMAR CALLING THIS GAME, VERY IMPRESSED. AWESOME HAVING COACH LAMAR HERE AS PART OF OUR CREW TONIGHT. A LOT OF FUN. AND THEN THIS ONE. YOU’RE LOOKING AT YOUR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF FOOTBALL FRIDAYS IN GEORGIA. THAT’S BOB THERE, GIVING US A THUMBS UP DURING THE PREGAME SHOW WITH OUR CIGNA INTERVIEW WITH RICH NOVAK.

TALKING ABOUT FAMILY AND THANKSGIVING, HE’S IN NEW YORK. SO HE IS WATCHING FROM MILES AND MILES AWAY, AS WELL. SO THERE YOU GO. THE WHOLE FAMILY. WE’RE ALL SORT OF TOGETHER THIS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND. >> BUT HE COULDN’T WIN THE BIG PRIZE, RIGHT? >> NO, I KNOW. MAKES IT REALLY HAPPY TO SAY THAT BOB DOES NOT WIN THE PRIZE. NOT THE FURTHEST AWAY, BELIEVE IT OR NOT. >> ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, LISTENING TO THE MUSIC. THE FANS DO A TERRIFIC JOB. AND RECENTLY GEORGIA TRAVELER HOST PHIL PROCTOR LEARNED A LOT ABOUT THE MUSIC BUSINESS IN ATHENS. >> KNOWN AS THE CLASSIC CITY OF THE SOUTH, HOME TO THE GEORGIA BULLDOGS, DIVERSE IN FOOD AND CULTURE. YOU CAN’T FORGET ABOUT THE MUSIC. THIS IS ATHENS, GEORGIA. THE “NEW YORK TIMES” CALLED ATHENS LIVE MUSIC CENTRAL. ARTISTS SUCH AS THE B-52s, R.E.M. AND WIDESPREAD PANIC HAVE PUT THIS MUSIC TOWN ON THE MAP. TO LEARN HOW THIS CAME ABOUT, I TAKE THE WALKING TOUR. OUR FIRST STOP, THE EVANS WELCOME CENTER WHERE I MET PAUL, MY TOUR GUIDE. >> MY MAN! >> HOW ARE YOU DOING? WELCOME TO THE ATHENS WELCOME CENTER. >> SO YOU DO A TOUR HERE FOR PEOPLE.

TO GET AN IDEA WHAT’S GOING ON. >> YES. WE HAVE CREATED THE ATHENS MUSIC HISTORY TOUR, AND IT EXPLORES ATHENS COMMUNITY HISTORY FROM THE 1801 FOUNDING OF THE CITY ALL THE WAY TO THE CURRENT DAY. >> WELL, GUESS WHAT? >> WHAT? >> I’M READY FOR THE TOUR. >> OKAY. I’M READY TO GIVE IT. >> I LOVE IT, MAN. EAST WASHINGTON AND NORTH JACKSON STREET IS WHERE GOSPEL COMPOSER VAUGHAN’S CAREER TOOK OFF. >> IN 1904, THE NEWSPAPERS WERE ALL ABUZZ IN ATHENS, BECAUSE THEY — ONE OF THE BEST GOSPEL MUSIC COMPOSERS IN THE STATE WAS MOVING TO ATHENS AND FOUNDED THE NORTHEAST GEORGIA SINGING CONVENTION. THE SINGING CONVENTION MET FOR MANY YEARS AND DURING THE ’30s AND ’40s MET DOWN THE STREET AT THE WOMEN HOUSE. JUST A FEW BLOCKS UP THE STREET, NOW CURRENTLY THE COPPER CREEK BREWING COMPANY IS WHERE WIDESPREAD PANIC WITH THE HOUSE BAND AT A PLACE CALLED THE UPTOWN LOUNGE.

>> IN 1983, A CLUB OPENED AT THIS LOCATION KNOWN AS THE UPTOWN LOUNGE. AND WIDESPREAD PANIC WAS THE HOUSE BAND FOR SEVERAL YEARS, WHERE THEY HONED AND ESTABLISHED THEIR SOUND. THEY WENT ON TO BECOME ONE OF THE MORE POPULAR BANDS FROM ATHENS AT THIS TIME. IN 1997, THEY ACTUALLY HAD A ALBUM RELEASE PARTY IN ATHENS HELD ON THIS STREET. THEY SET UP A STAGE AT THE END OF THE BLOCK HERE, AND THERE WERE OVER 100,000 PEOPLE WHO HAD COME TO ATHENS TO SEE THIS SHOW. HERE WE ARE COMING UP TO THE MORTON BUILDING. THE MORTON BUILDING WAS BUILT IN 1910 BY MONROE MORTON, A LOCAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN. HE BUILT THIS BUILDING IN THIS LOCATION, BECAUSE AT THE TIME, THIS AREA OF ATHENS WAS KNOWN AS HOT CORNER.

AND IT WAS THE CENTRAL OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN BUSINESS AND SOCIAL COMMUNITY. THE BUILDING CONTAINED A THEATRE AND IT WAS ONE OF THE FEW AFRICAN-AMERICAN-OWNED VAUDEVILLE THEATERS AT THE TIME. >> OUR NEXT STOP IS THE HISTORIC GEORGIA THEATRE. NOW THIS BUILDING HAS BEEN IN ATHENS SINCE 1889. AND YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE WHAT IT WAS ORIGINALLY. >> GEORGIA THEATRE WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT TO BE ATHENS YMCA. AFTER THE YMCA, IT BECAME A MOVIE THEATRE THROUGHOUT THE ’40s, ’50s AND ’60s. IN THE LATE ’70s A COUPLE GUYS SAID, WOW, THIS WOULD MAKE A GREAT CLUB. LET’S OPEN IT UP. SO THEY RENTED IT OUT AND OPENED IT UP TO A MUSIC VENUE.

>> THE GEORGIA THEATRE WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED IN A FIRE. BUT IN 2011 WAS NEWLY RENOVATED WITH AN OPEN FULL BAR ROOF AREA KNOWN AS THE ROOFTOP. THE CLUB HAS A LOT OF HISTORY, ORIGINALLY CREATED AS A REHEARSAL SPACE. IT IS NOW A FAMOUS ICONIC MUSIC VENUE. THE NAME 40-WATT CAME ABOUT BECAUSE OF A SINGLE BULB THAT HUNG FROM THE CEILING. THE CLUB HAS MADE WAVES IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS, BUT THE TOUR TAKES US TO ITS CURRENT LOCATION ON WEST WASHINGTON STREET. >> ALL RIGHT. NOW THAT I’VE COMPLETED MY TOUR, IT’S TIME FOR ME TO GO AND ENJOY THE MUSIC. !!musiC@!!!musiC@! SO THE NEXT TIME YOU’RE IN ATHENS, ROCK OUT TO THE HISTORY AND MUSIC OF THIS GREAT CITY. !!musiC@!!!musiC@! >> SO LAST WEEK YOU SANG A LITTLE ADELE FOR US. >> I DID. >> A LITTLE ADELE.

>> A LITTLE ADELE. I’VE GOT PLENTY MORE. >> CAN HARDLY WAIT. >> I’VE BEEN TO ATHENS SEVERAL TIMES. LOOKS LIKE A PLACE I SHOULD CHECK OUT. NOW WE SEND THINGS OVER TO JON NELSON WHO BREAKS DOWN THE 4A AND 3A BRACKETS FOR US. >> JUST A LITTLE ADELE. >> YOU HUSH OVER THERE. I CAN GET OUT OF MY SEAT ANY MINUTE. >> I SING BOTH KINDS, COUNTRY AND WESTERN.

IT IS TIME TO HOOK UP ONCE AGAIN WITH SASHA AND THE BRACKET QUEEN. WE RUN THROUGH 4A AND 3A TONIGHT. WE START IN QUAD A. AND THE LAST TIME THESE TEAMS PLAYED WOODWARD ACADEMY AND MARIST WAS 1995. WOODWARD WON BY TWO. BIG WIN FOR WOODWARD ACADEMY. BIG NIGHT FOR ELIJAH. WOODWARD ADVANCES AS THE ONE SEED KNOCKING OFF SPALDING AND MARIST FOR THE FIRST TIME. THEY MEET IN 20 YEARS. IF YOU WOULD SLIDE IT. AND WE’LL COME DOWN TO THE LOW CORNER. BUFORD ONCE AGAIN. SO WOODWARD ACADEMY AND BUFORD YOUR SEMI FINAL ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE. BUFORD, NO PROBLEMS WITH FAYETTE COUNTY, WORTH COUNTY AND GOING TO THE BRICK YARD AND TO GOING OFF THE THOMSEN BULLDOGS.

A BIG WIN FOR SIMPSON AND THE WOLVES. NOW ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE BRACKET AND SHOW YOU WHAT HAPPENED THERE. BAINBRIDGE, YOU SAW THE CELEBRATION ON FOOTBALL FRIDAYS. BAINBRIDGE HOLDS OFF St. PIUS, MISSING A 59-YARD FIELD GOAL WITH SECONDS LEFT. SO BAINBRIDGE CONTINUES THEIR RUN. THE BEST RUN THEY HAVE HAD AS A TEAM IN THE ENTIRE PROGRAM HISTORY, DATING BACK 100 YEARS. SO WHO IS THE FOURTH MEMBER? WE SLIDE IT DOWN AND WE WILL FILL IN, CARTERSVILLE. CARTERSVILLE WITH THE BIG WIN OVER JONESBORO. THE PURPLE HURRICANES. TREVOR LAWRENCE ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER QUARTERBACKS IN THE COUNTRY. WIN 38-14. SO CARTERSVILLE AS A 1. BAINBRIDGE AS A 1. WE’LL SHOW EVERYBODY WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT IN QUAD A.

REGION CHAMPS. THEY WERE ONE SEEDS. SO WHAT DO WE HAVE TONIGHT? WE HAVE A ONE SEED IN WOODWARD, A ONE SEED IN BUFORD. WE HAVE A ONE SEED IN CARTERSVILLE. WE HAVE A ONE SEED IN BAINBRIDGE. SO FOUR NUMBER ONES IN QUAD A. AND THIS ONCE AGAIN, WE TALK ABOUT CHALK, AND WE TALK ABOUT FAVORITES. AND YOU LOOK AT HOW QUAD A HAS DEVELOPED.

QUAD A, A LOT OF THE TEAMS AND A LOT OF THE FOLKS WE ANTICIPATED COMING IN. ELIJAH HOLYFIELD GETTING HEALTHY, FOOTBALL FRIDAY AGAINST SANDY CREEK AND THAT REGION CHAMPIONSHIP. BUFORD, PERENNIAL POWER LOSING TO McEACHORN BLEW THROUGH NO PROBLEM. St. PIUS AND BAINBRIDGE HAVING THEIR BEST SEASON EVER IN SCHOOL HISTORY. AND THE NUMBER FOUR TEAM, CARTERSVILLE, THE PITCHING CATCH COMBINATION WE PAY ATTENTION TO FOR THE PURPLE HURRICANES. LET’S GO TO AAA AND SEE WHAT HAPPENED HERE.

UPPER LEFT. IT WAS WESTMINSTER AND ADAIRSVILLE. WE START HERE IN THE UPPER LEFT HAND PART OF THE BRACKET. WESTMINSTER PUT UP OVER 50 POINTS. GREAT SEASON FOR ADAIRSVILLE COMING OUT OF REGION TWO AS THE TWO-SEED COMING FROM BEHIND CALHOUN. WE’LL LET YOU KNOW ON CALHOUN IN A SECOND. WESTMINSTER AND JERRY ROMBURG AS A THREE SEED. THE LOWEST WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT TONIGHT. THEY MADE IT THROUGH TO THE SEMI FINALS. SO GO AHEAD AND SLIDE IT DOWN AND WHO DOES WESTMINSTER GO ON THE ROAD TO PLAY? CEDAR GROVE. WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT CEDAR GROVE. A BIG NIGHT TONIGHT, KNOCKING OFF WEST MACON AS A FOUR SEED. CEDAR GROVE, THE LAST GAME OF THE REGULAR SEASON, THEY TIED, WHETHER THEY CALLED IT. NO OVERTIME. SO THEY HAD A COIN FLIP. CEDAR GROVE WON THE TOSS AND ELECTED TO BE THE TWO-SEED, AND NOW YOU SEE THE FRUITS OF WINNING THAT COIN FLIP. AND ELECTING TO BE THE TWO. THEY NOW GET A HOME GAME NEXT WEEK AGAINST THE FOLKS IN THE UPPER — UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER.

WESTMINSTER. SO WESTMINSTER AND CEDAR GROVE NEXT WEEK. SO WE FILL OUT THIS ONE. WHAT HAPPENED HERE, YOU HEARD IT FROM MARK HARMON. WENT INTO TRIPLE OVERTIME THIS YEAR, AND WE CAN FILL IN CALHOUN, THE DEFENDING CHAMPS, KNOCK OFF ELBERT COUNTY, WON BY TWO IN THE CAR FINALS LAST YEAR. SO GREAT CAREER FOR HARDMAN. GREAT SEASON FOR THE DEVILS. BUT LOSE AGAIN TO CALHOUN IN THE QUARTERFINALS. WHO DOES CALHOUN GET NEXT WEEK? LET’S FIND OUT AND SLIDE IT DOWN. THE ANSWER IS BLESSED TRINITY. BLESSED TRINITY, THE ONE SEED. WE TALKED ABOUT THAT COIN FLIP WITH CEDAR GROVE. THEY GOT THE ONE, MADE IT THROUGH DAWSON COUNTY. GREAT SEASON FOR THE TIGERS AND THEIR HEAD COACH, SID MAXWELL. BLESSED TRINITY THROUGH AS A ONE-SEED. SLIDE IT OUT AND LET’S SHOW FOLKS AAA AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

WESTMINSTER, CEDAR GROVE, A THREE AND A TWO. SO WESTMINSTER TRAVELS NEXT WEEK. CALHOUN AND BLESSED TRINITY, THE HEAVYWEIGHTS ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE. THAT WILL BE A COIN FLIP, EITHER VIRTUAL OR IN PERSON, WITH COACH LAMB AND COACH McFARLAND. SO THAT IS AAA. NEXT TIME WHEN WE COME BACK, WE’LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON IN AA AND SINGLE A. SURPRISES THERE AS WELL AS WE GO IN THE LOWER CLASSIFICATIONS. REMEMBER, DOWN LOW THE GPB SPORT APP. GO TO THE APP STORE. DOWNLOAD IT, IT’S FREE. FOLLOW ALONG WITH WHAT’S GOING ON IN ALL OF THESE BRACKETS AND ALL THESE CLASSIFICATIONS. WE’LL COME BACK WITH TWO AND ONE, NEXT TIME AROUND. >> 28 TEAMS REMAIN, A FINAL FOUR IN THE SEVEN CLASSIFICATIONS. >> I CAN’T BELIEVE IT. IT’S UNREAL. I CAN’T BELIEVE WE’VE COME THIS FAR AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. >> A COUPLE WEEKS AWAY. COMING UP ON THE POST GAME SHOW HERE ON GPB, WE CHECK OUT THE 2A AND 1A BRACKETS. >> AND MORE BRACKETS IN THE POST GAME SHOW. DON’T GO ANYWHERE. >>> WELCOME BACK TO GPB’S POST GAME SHOW LIVE FROM MILL CREEK HIGH SCHOOL, WHERE THE HAWKS HAVE JUST PUNCHED THEIR TICKET TO THE SEMI FINALS, DEFEATING ARCHER TONIGHT, 23-0.

>> SO WITH THAT, LET’S CHECK IN WITH JON NELSON FOR A FINAL BRACKET UPDATE, AND DOUBLE AND SINGLE A. JON, WHAT’S GOING ON? >> HERE’S WHERE WE DO IT ON THE FLY. BREAKING BRACKETOLOGY. AA, UPPER LEFT. AND WE’LL HAVE ALL OF THE MINIONS HELPING OUT AND GETTING SINGLE A DOWN UNDER THE WIRE. FITZGERALD, BIGGEST UPSET KNOCKING OFF BENEDICTINE, DONE FOR THE SEASON. STRICKLAND GOING ON THE ROAD PUT UP OVER 50 POINTS. AS THE TWO-SEED THEY KNOCK OFF THE DEFENDING CHAMPS AND GET THE WINNER OF RAYBUN AND JEFFERSON COUNTY. JEFF CO GOING TO A PLACE THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN BEFORE. THE SEMI FINALS. PLAYING FITZGERALD NEXT WEEK. SO FITZGERALD TRAVELS TO LOUISVILLE. THAT IS THE LEFT-HAND SIDE OF YOUR BRACKET. THE TWO AND THE ONE. HERE ON THE REST OF THE BRACKET, GO AHEAD AND GO UPPER RIGHT. GAC KNOCKS OFF BROOKS COUNTY TONIGHT, DOWN THE ROAD IN NORCROSS. GREATER ATLANTA CHRISTIAN, YOUR RUNNER UP IN AA AS THE ONE SEED COMES THROUGH.

IF YOU SLIDE IT UP. WHO DO THEY GET? PACE ACADEMY, THE FOUR-SEED WORKS THEIR WAY THROUGH. ANDREW RILEY, HAPPY THAT PACE ACADEMY HAS MADE THEIR WAY THROUGH AS A FOUR. SO PACE ACADEMY HAS TO DO IT ON THE ROAD AGAIN. SLIDE IT ALL OUT. RECAP AA QUICKLY. FITZGERALD, BIG WIN ON THE ROAD AT BENEDICTINE. PLAYING JEFFERSON COUNTY. GAC WILL HOST PACE ACADEMY NEXT WEEK. THAT IS YOUR SEMI FINAL. SO AA, THE BIGGEST SHOCK ON THE BOARD TONIGHT. OBVIOUSLY IS THAT THE DEFENDING CHAMP IS NOW GONE. BUT FITZGERALD, THEY HAVE HAD A STEADY RUNNING ATTACK THE ENTIRE YEAR.

JD KING, ONE OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN THE STATE THAT’S DONE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK FOR THE PURPLE HURRICANES. SO BIG UPSET TO JASON STRICKLAND AND FITZGERALD, THE FOLKS IN BEN HILL COUNTY AND TIME FOR SINGLE A. AND LET YOU KNOW WHO WON. WE’RE GOING TO START ON THE PRIVATE SIDE. THIS WAS A BIG MATCH-UP HERE. PRINCE CHRISTIAN KNOCKING OFF SAVANNAH CHRISTIAN. SO PAC GOES THROUGH. JEFF HERRON HAD ON HIS LIST, HE DIDN’T HAVE TO WORRY. SAVANNAH CAME TO PRINCE AVENUE. SO PAC ADVANCES AND PLAY EAGLES LANDING CHRISTIAN.

THE REMATCH OF LAST YEAR’S CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN SINGLE A PRIVATE GOES TO EAGLES LANDING CHRISTIAN TONIGHT. IT WAS A BIG MARGIN AND VICTORY FOR JONATHAN AND THE CHARGERS. BIG MATCH-UP HERE. 1 VERSUS 4. PRINCE AVENUE AND EAGLES LANDING IN BOGART. TO THE BOTTOM HALF. ACONFINIS AND HERITAGE. THEY GET THE WINNER OF STRATFORD AND PINE CREST ACADEMY. STRATFORD WORKS THROUGH AS THE TEN. SO STRATFORD ACADEMY WORKS THEIR WAY PAST PINE CREST ACADEMY WHO HAS ONE OF THEIR BETTER SEASONS AS THE TWO SEED. SO A TEN WORKS ITS WAY THROUGH TO PLAY THE THREE. SO GO AHEAD AND PULL IT OUT. AND LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT IT. HERE’S WHAT YOUR SEMI FINALS LOOK LIKE. PRINCE AVENUE CHRISTIAN, EAGLES LANDING IN BOGART AND AQUINIS TO MACON. SO PRIVATE, BIG SURPRISE. THE MATCH OF THE NIGHT WAS THE 4-5. EAGLES LANDING CHRISTIAN. EAGLES LANDING CHRISTIAN GETTING REVENGE FOR LOSING IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME LAST YEAR IN SINGLE A PRIVATE. SO THE FIVE KNOCKS OFF THE FOUR.

THEY ADVANCE. NOW LET’S GO TO THE PUBLIC SIDE. COMING INTO TONIGHT, MARION COUNTY WAS THE ONE. THEY PLAYED COMMERCE. COMMERCE GETS THE WIN. SO THE NINE TEAM GOES THROUGH. MARION COUNTY HAD TO DO IT WITHOUT THE RUNNING OF LORENZO SMOOTHERS, HAD A FRACTURED RIB AND WOULDN’T TAKE ANY CHANCES BECAUSE IT WAS HIGH IN HIS RIB CAGE. AND COMMERCE GETS CLINCH. SO COMMERCE HAS TO GO ON THE ROAD AGAIN. THEY HAD 300 MILES LAST WEEK, THIS WEEK NOT QUITE AS FAR.

AND ANOTHER 300 NEXT WEEK AS THEY PLAY CLINCH COUNTY AT DON TYSON FIELD IN HOMERVILLE. SO SLIDE IT UP AND THE BOTTOM OF THE BRACKET. IRWIN COUNTY, ONE OF THE FIRST PRECINCTS REPORTING TONIGHT. IRWIN COUNTY, THE FOLKS IN OWE SILLA WORKING THROUGH. THEY LOST IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TO HAWKINSVILLE LAST YEAR AND GET ECI, CHRIS DEERSON AND THE BULLDOGS. AS GO AHEAD AND PULL IT OUT. LET’S SHOW WHAT’S GOING ON WITH SINGLE A PUBLIC. COMMERCE KNOCKING OFF MARION COUNTY. BIG LOSS TONIGHT. BIG WIN, THOUGH, FOR COMMERCE. THEY GO TO CLINCH. SO THE NINE WORKS ITS WAY THROUGH TO PLAY THE FIVE SEED. SO A FIVE AND A NINE HERE. FIVE PLAYS NINE. IRWIN COUNTY, LAST YEAR’S RUNNER UP TO HAWKINSVILLE AS THE THREE-SEED. THIS IS THEIR GAME HERE. IRWIN COUNTY IN GRAY MONT SUMMIT AND TWIN CITY. GO TO GPB.ORG/SPORTS. FOLLOW ALONG ON THE BRACKETS. THE BRACKET QUEEN, STOSH AND I CATCH OUR BREATH AND WE WILL SEE YOU IN A BIT.

>> JON, EXCELLENT JOB. ARE YOU READY FOR THE SEMI FINALS? >> I CAN’T BELIEVE IT, YEAH. ABSOLUTELY. TIME TO GO. >> ALL RIGHT. THAT WRAPS UP TONIGHT’S QUARTERFINAL ACTION AS MILL CREEK ADVANCES TO THE FINAL FOUR, BEATING ARCHER TONIGHT. >> AND JUST A FINAL FOUR TEAMS REMAIN IN EACH CLASSIFICATION AS WE CONTINUE THE ROAD TO THE DOME. >> THE SPORTS TEAM NOW HEADS INTO THE SPORTS BUNKER. WE COME UP WITH A GREAT GAME, A GREAT SEMI FINAL GAME FOR NEXT WEEK. >> AND TRUST US, AS SOON AS WE KNOW WHAT THE GAME IS, YOU WILL KNOW. YOU HAVE TO CHECK OUR GPB SPORTS PAGE AND ALSO GO TO GPB.ORG AND WE WILL HAVE IT POSTED FOR NEXT FRIDAY. >> FOR ALL OF US HERE AT GPB SPORTS, THANKS FOR WATCHING. SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT AT P.M. FOR SOME FANTASTIC SEMI FINAL GAMES. UNTIL THEN, HAVE A GREAT WEEK! >> AND SO LONG, EVERYBODY! — Captions by VITAC — www.vitac.com .

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