Norcross, Buford Advance to Football Finals; GAC Eliminated

Blue Devils beat Colquitt County in Class AAAAAA; Buford gets past Cartersville in Class AA as 2 of 3 Gwinnett semifinalists reach championship games.

Norcross and Buford high schools are headed for the state football finals after winning Friday night in the Georgia High School Association semifinals.

Undefeated and top-ranked Norcross (14-0) reached the first football state final in school history with a 41-27 Class AAAAAA win over visiting Colquitt County.

Norcross used two touchdown passes and a touchdown run by Joseph Wilber in the victory. Alvin Kamara added two touchdowns.

The Blue Devils will face Lovejoy next week for the championship. Lovejoy beat North Cobb 63-42 Friday.

Eight-time state champion Buford (11-3) is in another final after a 21-10 win over Cartersville Friday in Class AAA.

The Wolves will face St. Pius for the title. Pius beat North Hall 31-6 on Friday.

In the Class AA semifinals Friday, Greater Atlanta Christian was eliminated from the playoffs with a 42-14 loss to Jefferson.

~ Peachtree Corners Patch Editor Judy Putnam contributed to this report.


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