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Teams begin state football playoffs with first-round action
by Greg Oshust
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Running back Isaiah Malcome (32) and lineman Sam Schmal (55) have helped lead Westminster to the Class AA state playoffs.
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Running back Isaiah Malcome (32) and lineman Sam Schmal (55) have helped lead Westminster to the Class AA state playoffs.
Six local teams have earned postseason berths as the state football playoffs get underway this weekend.

Riverwood (7-3) earned a spot in the Class AAAAA and is making its first trip to the postseason since 2001.

The Raiders, the fourth seed from Region 7AAAAA, will go on the road to play North Paulding, the 5AAAAA champion, Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Riverwood earned its playoff position with a 33-29 victory over Northview in a 7AAAAA play-in game last Friday.

North Springs (1-9) didn’t earn a place in the AAAAA playoffs and finished its regular season with a 28-21 loss to Kennesaw Mountain last Friday.

The season also came to an end for North Atlanta (0-10) as the Warriors finished the campaign with a 64-6 loss to Stephenson last Thursday.

Marist (8-2) enters the AAAA playoffs as the top seed from 6AAAA and will host Stephens County, the fourth seed from 8AAAA, in a first-round matchup Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The War Eagles clinched the 6AAAA title with a 34-14 victory over Carver of Atlanta in a play-in game last Friday.

Woodward and St. Pius X have earned places in the AAA playoffs as the second and third seeds from 6AAA respectively.

Woodward (8-2) will host North Oconee, the third seed from 8AAA, Friday at 7:30 p.m. The War Eagles are coming off of a bye week.

St. Pius (7-3) goes on the road to play Hart County, the second seed from 8AAA, Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Golden Lions clinched their playoff spot with a 41-14 win over Decatur last Friday.

Lovett and Westminster are among the teams who have qualified for the postseason in AA as the No. 1 and No. 3 seeds from 6AA respectively.

Lovett (9-1) begins its quest for the AA title with a first-round game at home against Union County, the fourth seed from 8AA, at Conley-Oakley Field Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The Lions claimed the 6AA championship for the second year in a row with a 17-14 victory over Greater Atlanta Christian last Friday.

Westminster (5-5) will have to travel for its first-round AA playoff game as it plays at Jefferson, the second seed from 8AA, Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The Wildcats finished the regular season with a 47-20 win over Hapeville last Friday.

Holy Innocents' (6-4) earned a playoff spot in the Class A private school playoffs after being ranked 10th in the final power rating for that classification, which came out Tuesday.

The Golden Bears will go on the road to play Region 5A rival Landmark Christian -- who they beat 29-28 Nov. 1 -- in a first-round game Nov. 22.

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