Douglass, Grady and Mays will play in the second round of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Football Playoffs on Friday evening.
Douglass (8-3), the No. 2 seed from Class AA-Region 6, will travel to south Georgia to face Screven County (10-1), the No. 1 seed from Region 4, Friday, 7:30 p.m., at Kelly Memorial Stadium in Sylvania. Douglass advanced to the second round of the playoffs by way of a 28-7 win over Elbert County last week. It was the first win in the playoffs for the Astros since 2007. Douglass has not advanced past the second round since 2004.
Grady (10-1), the No. 1 seed from Class AAAAA-Region 6, will host Woodland-Stockbridge (9-2) of Henry County, 7:30 p.m., Friday at Grady Stadium. Grady won its first-round playoff game last week, 42-8, over Walnut Grove of Walton County. The Grey Knights have advanced to the second round for the second year in a row. The last time Grady won a second round playoff game was in 2010.
Mays (10-1), the No. 1 seed from Class AAAAAA-Region 5, will host Lee County (8-2), 7:30 p.m., Friday at Lakewood Stadium. Mays defeated Cambridge of north Fulton County, 42-14, in last week’s first round. This is the fourth consecutive year the Raiders have advanced to the second round of the state playoffs. They last won a second round game in 2014, the same season they advanced to the state title game.