Semifinal previews: Class A (private)
Tattnall Square at Eagle’s Landing Christian
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Commitment Field, McDonough
Records, rankings: Tattnall Square is 12-0, the No. 5 seed and No. 5; Eagle’s Landing Christian is 12-0, the No. 1 seed and No. 1.
Last meeting: This is the teams’ first meeting.
Things to know: Tattnall Square, an 11-time state champion in the Georgia Independent School Association, is in its first semifinal since joining the GHSA in 2014. The run-first Trojans had 378 yards rushing in a 28-14 victory over Calvary Day last week. Ahmad Barron had 167 yards and two touchdowns, a 25-yarder in the third quarter that tied the game 14-14 and an 80-yarder with less than three minutes to play to put the game away. Eagle’s Landing Christian, the defending state champion, won its 20th consecutive game and reached its sixth straight semifinal with a 35-13 victory over Wesleyan last week. Trevor Gear, who ran for 965 yards in the regular season, had 176 of ELCA’s 351 rushing yards. Gear is one of eight Chargers named first-team all-region in 5-A. ELCA has allowed just 80 points this season, 44 of which came in two victories over Wesleyan.
Maxwell Ratings’ projection: Eagle’s Landing Christian by 14
Fellowship Christian at Prince Ave. Christian
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Brad Akins Field, Bogart
Records, rankings: Fellowship Christian is 12-0, the No. 3 seed and No. 3; Prince Avenue Christian is 12-0, the No. 2 seed and No. 2.
Last meeting: Prince Avenue Christian won 42-14 in 2009.
Things to know: Fellowship Christian, which started football in 2004, has set a school record with its 12 victories and is in the semifinals for the first time. The Paladins get 68 percent of their offense from a running game led by Andrew Johnson (162 carries, 1,032 yards, 12 TDs) and Andrew Minkert (144-920-9), but QB Jack Hardin passed for a season-high 227 yards and five TDs in a 45-13 victory over Mount Paran Christian last week. He has 1,510 yards passing and 576 yards rushing for the season. Prince Avenue Christian started football in 2005 and is in the semifinals for the fourth time in six seasons. The Wolverines average 176 yards rushing and 153.4 passing. The offensive leaders are QB Grant Roland (1,822 yards passing), RB Thomas Huff (942 yards rushing) and WR Christian Parrish (740 yards receiving).
Maxwell Ratings’ projection: Fellowship Christian by 1
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