Panthers and Patriots move on in football playoffs

It's good. Starr's Mill overcame a slow start to beat Brunswick 42-34. Photo/Michael Boylan

One game was a come from behind victory (Starr's Mill over Brunswick) and the other was a blowout (Sandy Creek shutting out Americus -Sumter) but the result is the same, the Panthers and Patriots move on the state quarterfinals in their respective classifications.

Whitewater came up short in their bid, losing to Ware County in Waycross.

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Great job SMHS and Sandy Creek!

Really wish I had been able to attend the SMHS-Brunswick clash because it sounded like it was a really wild and entertaining game. HS football in Fayette county this year has had quite a lot of success and congrats to the schools-players-coaches-parents for their hard work.

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Yup, good job by SMHS and The Creek

Yup, good job by SMHS and The Creek (who blew out Americus) and a close game by Whitewater.

We saw the Panthers game. We showed up at the end of the first quarter just as Brunswick scored its 20 points, making it 20-0. Coach Phillips said it well: "They played like champions", not getting blown out mentally. When they lost their star receiver Jeff Greene it was like Georgia losing AJ Green but as Coach said Lasky and Holley just "took over". Truly outstanding game. One big difference--- penalties. Brunswick gave up a high number of penalties, a lot of fundamentals, and Starrs Mill did not. What a great game guys.