Briarwood Academy reached the state GISA football championship for the sixth time in school history, however the Bucs struggled against a strong Gatewood team in a 49-7 loss.
Edmund Burke Academy may have taken home the Backyard Battle rivalry trophy earlier this year, but Briarwood Academy is headed to the state title game this Friday. They will face the Gatewood Gators.
For the first time in at least a decade, the Warren County Screaming Devils will move on to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs after defeating Bowdon Friday night.
Briarwood is headed to the GISA final four playoffs this Friday and will face Edmund Burke Academy for a second time this year. The winner will advance to the GISA AA state championship game in Macon.
Two girls who have spent their Briarwood school days as friends and longtime softball teammates will play college softball for opposing teams next year.
Friday night Edmund Burke Academy came to Warrenton to fight it out with Briarwood Academy for the annual Backyard Battle trophy. In the end, EBA took the win, 24-21.
A second half scoring outage, missed assignments and turnovers led to the Burke County Bears taking the Region 3-AAAA Championship after defeating the Thomson Bulldogs 37-21 Friday night in the Bears Den.
In somewhat similar fashion to a win earlier in the season, the Briarwood Academy Buccaneers scored the winning touchdown on a big run in the final minute of the game to defeat St. Andrews 14-7 last Friday.
After trailing for most of the game, the Briarwood Academy Buccaneers scored the winning touchdown with just 44.5 seconds remaining and defeated Thomas Jefferson Academy 27-23. Both teams entered the field undefeated Friday night, but now Thomas Jefferson falls to 5-1 and the Bucs are 7-0.