PREP FOOTBALL UPDATE
RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK
WARNER ROBINS 40, LAKESIDE-EVANS 19
The Demons ran for 370 yards and ran 24 more plays than the visitors. Warner Robins scored a safety, field goal, touchdown and extra point in the first quarter but needed a pair of second-quarter touchdown runs from sophomore Reggie Gordon to pull comfortably ahead.
NORTHSIDE 45, EVANS 0
The Eagles earned a 10-win season for the 15th consecutive year. Northside recorded its fifth shutout of the season. Keshun Hill ran for 198 yards and two touchdowns.
PEACH COUNTY 38, SOUTHWEST-MACON 0
The Trojans rebounded from a Nov. 2 loss thanks in part to 14 points from their special teams units. Emmanuel Pitts scored off a blocked punt.
GREENBRIER 33, HOUSTON COUNTY 14
Bears quarterback Taylor Boyett passed for 166 yards. He set a program record for passing yards in a season.
WESTFIELD 35, TIFTAREA 7
The Hornets cruised to the road win, scoring all their points in the first half. Westfield racked up more than 300 yards of rushing offense, led by quarterback Evan Williams, who had 101 yards on just seven carries.
PERRY 49, HOWARD 6
The Panthers ran Howards win-less streak to 24 games.
BALDWIN 39,VETERANS 23
Freshman quarterback Logan Byrd ran for three more touchdowns for the Warhawks.
PREVIEWS FOR PLAYOFFS, FIRST ROUND
EFFINGHAM COUNTY (6-4) at NORTHSIDE (10-0), Friday, 7:30 p.m. Head coach Rick Tomberlin returns to the Middle Georgia area. Now in his third season at Effingham County, Tomberlin, who guided Washington County to three state titles, has led the Rebels in the playoffs for the first time since 2005.
PERRY (6-4) at BURKE COUNTY (9-1), Friday, 7:30 p.m. This is another tough, first-round draw for the Panthers, who played -- and lost to -- Sandy Creek and Cairo the previous two seasons. Burke County won the 2011 Class AAA state championship. Burke County quarterback Donquel Green produced more than 200 yards of total offense in a Region 3-AAAA-clinching performance against Wayne County on Friday.
TRINITY CHRISTIAN-SHARPSBURG (6-4) at WESTFIELD (9-1), Friday, 7:30 p.m. In just their second season, the Lions can boast one of the most remarkable turnarounds in the state. Trinity Christian won one of nine games in 2011. This year, the team owns blowout wins over Mount de Sales and Tattnall Square Academy.
JEFFERSON COUNTY (4-6) at PEACH COUNTY (9-1), Friday, 8 p.m. Jefferson County joins Johnson of Savannah as the only two Class AAA playoffs teams with losing records. The Warriors figure to be no pushover, however. Head Coach J.B. Arnold has missed the playoffs just once in his 12 years as Jefferson County head coach -- his first.
RICHMOND HILL (6-4) at WARNER ROBINS (8-2), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Richmond Hill is making just its second state playoff appearance since beginning its program in 1986, according to ghsfha.org. However, current head coach Lyman Guy has won 18 games in his three seasons, establishing him as the programs best coach ever. His Robert Toombs Academy teams were perennial playoff contenders in GISA.