It's a battle of one-loss teams Friday morning from the Georgia Dome as Athens Academy and Wilcox County start things off in the semifinals round of the 2007 Georgia high school football playoffs.
The Patriots (12-1 overall, 3-1 region) have not lost a game since early October when they fell to Turner County 14-6. Since that loss, however, Wilcox County hasn't looked back.
In the six weeks following that defeat, the Patriots have earned victories with scores of 19-0, 42-16, 40-7 and 48-18.
In the opening round of the playoffs they roughed up Miller County 25-0 and then got past Lincoln County 34-24 to set up a trip to the semifinals.
The Wilcox County crew has had such an impressive run since that October setback thanks to a high scoring offense and a talented defense. The Patriots have scored nearly 500 points combined this year en route to earning a 36.5 points-per-game average.
Their defense gives up just 8.6 scoreboard tally marks.
Certainly, Athens Academy will have its hands full with such a talented opponent but don't be quick to dismiss what the Spartans have done in 2007.
Like the Patriots, Athens Academy has only sustained one loss this season - way back in late September when they fell to Fellowship Christian 31-14.
And again, like Wilcox County, the Spartans bounced back in a big way winning the remainder of the games including playoff triumphs over Whitefield Academy and Brookstone to get to the semifinals.
Athens Academy is averaging 27.2 points per game and allowing 11.8.
Kickoff is at 9 a.m. at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Athens Academy vs. Wilcox County
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