The South Atlanta and Carver boys, and the Maynard Jackson girls enter this weekend’s Georgia High School Association state basketball playoffs as region champions and No. 1 seeds.
It’s playoff time!
Eleven Atlanta Public Schools (APS) teams earned spots in the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state basketball playoffs last weekend with three – the Maynard Jackson girls and the Carver and South Atlanta boys – taking home region championships.
Here is a look at the first round playoff matchups for APS teams (Tickets are $7, all games begin at 6 p.m., unless otherwise noted):
Friday, February 17
The Douglass girls (17-7), the No. 2 seed from Class AA – Region 6, will host Putnam County, the No. 3 seed from Region 8. The Eagles have a record of 15-12.
The Maynard Jackson girls (21-2) will host Clarke Central (Athens-Clarke County). The Gladiators, the No. 4 seed from Region 8, have a record of 11-15.
The Mays girls (17-9), the No. 3 seed from Class AAAAAA – Region 5, will play at Alpharetta (Fulton County), at a time that has yet to be determined. Alpharetta, the No. 2 seed from Region 7, has a record of 18-10.
The South Atlanta girls (11-11), the No. 3 seed from Class AA – Region 6, will play at Banks County, the No. 2 seed from Region 8. The Leopards have a record of 19-8.
The Therrell girls (6-13), the No. 4 seed from Class AA – Region 6, will play at Region 8 champion Rabun County (25-2).
The Therrell boys (16-7), the No. 3 seed from Class AA – Region 6, will play at Monticello (Jasper County), the No. 2 seed from Region 8. The Purple Hurricanes have a record of 18-8.
Saturday, February 18
The Carver boys (15-13) will host Loganville (Walton County), the No. 4 seed from Region 8, at 3 p.m., in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs. The Red Devils have a record of 13-14.
The Maynard Jackson boys (19-8), the No. 3 seed from Class AAAAA – Region 6, will play at Cedar Shoals (Athens-Clarke County), the No. 2 seed from Region 8, at 5 p.m. The Jaguars have a record of 23-8.
The Mays boys (10-14), the No. 4 seed from Class AAAAAA – Region 5, will play at Pope (Cobb County), the Region 7 champion. The Greyhounds have a record of 24-4.
The South Atlanta boys (24-1) will host Elbert County (14-14) in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs. The Blue Devils have a record of 14-14.
The Washington boys (8-19), the No. 4 seed from Class AA – Region 6, will play at Banks County (22-4), the Region 8 champs.