The Red Terrors are no strangers to the state football playoffs, however. This is the fifth season in a row, and the seventh time in the last eight years, they have advanced to state. They lost to Northside-Warner Robins 42-16 in the opening round last year.
Glynn Academy downed Lovejoy 7-6 in the opening round in 2010 before falling to Dutchtown 3-0 in the second round. The Red Terrors lost in the opening round in 2008 and 2009, but they do have one state championship to their credit – the 1964 AAA crown with an 11-0-1 season.
Jones County, meanwhile, has advanced to the state playoffs only five times since beginning football in 1945, and their first-round 16-7 win over Hephzibah in the 2001 AAAA playoffs is the only state playoff game the Greyhounds have won, according to records compiled by the Georgia High School Football Historians Association. They lost to Troup 35-0 in the second round to finish with a 9-3 record.
They have won other post-season games, however. Jones County downed Washington County 37-13 in a region playoff game in 1991 to advance to the AA state playoffs, losing to Cedar Grove 28-14 in the first round. And in 1988 when only the region champions advanced to state, Jones County downed Americus 24-0 in the region semifinals before losing to Crisp County 24-7 in the region championship game.
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