On Friday night, the Wakulla War Eagles hosted Clay High School in their first State Semifinal game since 2011. Clay scored first, kicking a field goal, but Wakulla answered back with a Demarcus Lindsey touchdown to move up 7-3.
Clay then took the lead on a quarterback keeper, but Wakulla answered and never looked back, winning 34-24 to advance to next Friday's Class 5A State Championship game against Bishop Moore.
"We've been working for four years and we finally get the chance to get to the State Championship game," said quarterback Feleipe Franks. "We'll work our butts of this week like we have every other week and prepare to win this coming up Friday."
"To go two times in five years is pretty special," said head coach Scott Klees. "Our goal is to get focused, get healthy, and try to win one."
In the Georgia High School playoffs, the defending AAAAAA State Champion Colquitt County Packers were on the road at Mill Creek in a battle of 1 vs. 2. The two exchanged scores until the fourth quarter, when Colquitt County scored 17 unanswered to seal up the 52-31 win, their 29th straight, and advance to the AAAAAA title game.
Bainbridge High School appeared in their first State Semifinal match-up since 1993 on Friday night, but fell 38-7 against Cartersville in AAAA ball. The Bearcats finished the year 13-1.