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District record 8 APS football teams reach 2023 GHSA state playoffs

by Thomas Scott

Atlanta Public Schools is all over the GHSA football state playoff brackets with a district record eight teams reaching the postseason.

North Atlanta (9-1), Therrell (9-1) and Mays (6-4) all finished second in their respective regions and earned the right to host their opening round playoff matchups.

North Atlanta continues to build on their historic program run. They not only posted their best regular season record, again, this year, but it will also be the first time the Warriors have ever finished second in the region and hosted a playoff game.

Therrell, South Atlanta (5-5), and Washington (3-7) all clinched a playoff spot from AA-Region 6.

The Douglass Astros (6-4) finished in third place in AAA-Region 5, which was two spots ahead of Carver (2-7).

Last, but not least, Jackson (5-5) finished in fourth place in AAAAA-Region 5, two spots behind Mays.

Here’s the schedule for this weekend’s APS playoff matchups:

Friday, Nov. 10

Mays vs. Loganville, 7:30 p.m. at Lakewood Stadium

North Atlanta vs. Houston County, 7:30 p.m at Henderson Stadium

Carver vs. Stephens County, 7:30 p.m at Stephens County HS

Douglass vs. Oconee County, 7:30 p.m at Oconee County HS

Maynard Jackson vs. Jefferson, 7:30 p.m at Jefferson HS

Saturday, Nov. 11

Therrell vs. Model, 1 p.m. at Lakewood Stadium

South Atlanta vs. North Murray, TBA at North Murray HS

Washington vs. Rockmart, TBA at Rockmart HS

For the full GHSA state football playoff brackets, click here.

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