Thomas County Central vs. Ware County

SEMIFINALS PREVIEW, Game 5: Yellowjackets vs. Gators on Friday at 9 p.m.

Thomas County Central and Ware County face off Friday in what will be the final game in a long day of exciting action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

The semifinals showdown between the Yellowjackets and Gators is set to be the fifth playoff game of the day and the fireworks are sure to still be red-hot.

Thomas County Central enters the game with a perfect 13-0 record and an offense that has flourished in 2007. The Yellowjackets, who average just under 41 points per contest, never scored less than 17 points in any game this year and tallied 55 points in two separate games.

Their high-scoring ability has continued through two games into the playoffs as TCC posted 35 in their playoff-opener against Whitewater and then 48 in a drubbing of East Paulding last week.

While the offense has been stellar, the defense of the Yellowjackets has had its share of struggles as the unit allows just over two touchdowns per game.

But, when you can conistently score over 40 points does that matter?

For Ware County, it just may.

The Gators (11-2 overall, 8-1 region) have a tough defense that helps assist an offense that scores just over three touchdowns per game.

While Ware County doesn't boast the same undefeated record as thier Friday opponent, it can't be discounted what they did in the 2007 regular season and now into the playoffs.

After losing two games in September, the Gators have played strong football. They made short work of Banneker and Habersham Central and are looking to ride that momentum towars a potential upset bid.

In four straight years of matchups with one another, the series is tied at two games a piece.

Taking the advantage in recent wins against each other comes with an added bonus this year: a trip to the 4A state championship game next weekend.

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