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Massey Matchups Misses on Half of Semifinal Games

ATLANTA -- The Georgia high school football semifinals proved to be tough for Massey Matchups to predict. Out of 10 games, the computer predictor tool correctly picked only five winners.

That brings Massey Matchups to 20-10 in the quarterfinals and semifinals. The computer went 1-1 in all five classifications; its most accurate predictions were Carrollton's big win over Burke County and Clinch County's win over Wilkinson County.

Here are how the semifinals went. The computer's prediction is on the left; the actual final score appears on the right.

Georgia Football State Championship Matchups

ATLANTA -- The state championship games will be played at the Georgia Dome. Here are the matchups for each classification:

5A: Colquitt County at Brookwood

4A: Chattahoochee at Starr's Mill

3A: Sandy Creek at Carrollton

2A: Calhoun at Buford

Single-A: Clinch County at Savannah Christian

 

The schedule is as follows:

Dec. 10 - AA - 4:30pm |  AAAA - 8:00pm

Dec. 11 - A - 1:00pm | AAA - 4:30pm | AAAAA - 8:00pm

Georgia High School Football Semifinals Recap

ATLANTA -- Ten teams advanced to the Georgia high school state championships. Who did they beat to get there?

Class 5A

Colquitt County 31, Grayson 24... GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Brookwood 26, Collins Hill 7... GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Class 4A

Chattahoochee 22, Statesboro 21

Starr's Mill 20, Tucker 19

Class 3A

Georgia HS Semifinals: Previews and Predictions

SNELLVILLE, GA -- Only 20 teams remain in the Georgia high school football playoffs. After three crazy weeks of playoff action, it is time for the semifinals. Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net takes a look at all 10 of this week's games, and Massey Matchups, the computer predictor tool, projects each game's final score.

Class 5A

What are the Odds of Your Team Winning it All?

ATLANTA -- There are 20 teams that still have a shot at a state championship, but some teams are more likely to come away with a title than others. Ever wonder what the odds of your team winning it all would be? Thanks to the Massey Ratings, you don't have to wonder anymore.

According to the computer's calculations, Carrollton has a better shot at winning a championship than any other team, followed by Clinch County and Buford. Carrollton's opponent, Burke County, is considered the longest shot of any team in any classification.

Statistically, 5A is the most competitive class; all four teams have better than a 1 in 17 chance of winning a title.

Authorities Still Searching for Source of Loud Boom

DOUGLASVILLE, GA -- Authorities in three Georgia counties are still baffled over the source of a loud boom that prompted a flood of calls to Douglas County's 911 Center.

"It sounded like a cannon went off behind my house," reported one caller.

"Almost like a sonic boom hit the house," said another.

The calls started rolling in at 9:37 Friday night, dozens of them to the noise so loud it rattled the walls and windows at Tony Dennis' home. He walked outside fully expecting to be a witness to disaster.

"I expected one or two of my neighbors houses to be on fire," said Dennis. "I thought, that sounds like a large exploding propane tank."

911 dispatchers spent close to two hours fielding calls and sending deputies to investigate, but there was no evidence of any type of catastrophe.

Computer Predictions Fare Well in Quarterfinals

ATLANTA -- Massey Matchups correctly predicted 15 winners of 20 quarterfinal playoff games.

Of the five classes, the computer predictor tool undoubtedly did the worst in Single-A. Massey Matchups picked the right winner in only one of the four Single-A games.

Here are how all 20 playoff games turned out. The computer's prediction is on the left; the actual final score appears on the right.

Mill Creek 40, Colquitt County 34; Colquitt County won 27-14

Grayson 26, Valdosta 20; Grayson won 22-0

Collins Hill 21, Lowndes 20; Collins Hill won 31-28

Brookwood 35, Hillgrove 14; Brookwood won 45-35