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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

Prominent Newnan Families, Part III at The Carnegie

Prominent Newnan Families, Part III at The Carnegie

Please join the people of the Newnan Carnegie on Wednesday, December 8that 10 a.m. for the very popular History with Elizabeth series.  This month’s topic is Prominent Newnan Families, Part III.

A fourth generation Coweta Countian, Elizabeth is a descendant of early settlers.  Proud of her heritage and always imbued with a strong sense of history, Ms. Beers has been actively involved in various professional, civic, community, church, and historical organizations. With her knowledge of the county and its people, she is a resource person, and has become known as the "unofficial local historian."

The Carnegie is located at 1 Lagrange Street in Newnan. Please call the Carnegie at 770-683-1347 to reserve a spot today.

Game of the Week Nominees: Semifinals

SNELLVILLE, GA -- The nominations for Game of the Week include a dynamic offense vs. a stout defense, two rematches from earlier in the season, and a battle of two seriously long win streaks. Which game won this week's honors?

With 40 percent of the online vote, Collins Hill at Brookwood is 11Alive and Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week. The two 5A teams played earlier in the season, but the stakes and circumstances were much different then.

It was both teams' second game of the season. The Broncos were 1-0 and coming off of a 27-10 win over Walton in the Corky Kell Classic. Collins Hill was 1-0 and coming off of a 13-9 win over Roswell.

Brookwood won 45-38 in double overtime and went on to win 10 of their next 11 games. Collins Hill lost their next two games, but turned a 1-3 record into 10-3.

Wesleyan Looks for Second Title in Three Years

NORCROSS, GA -- Wesleyan is no stranger to success. In 2008, Wesleyan beat ECI to win the Single-A state championship. In 2009, the Wolves lost to the eventual state champions, Wilcox County, in the quarterfinals. Now, head coach Franklin Pridgen's team is 12-1 and faces Savannah Christian (12-1) in the semifinals. And even though Wesleyan has been in this position before, things are different this time around.

"Every year is a little bit different," Pridgen said. "The culture's not different; you don't ever want that to change... [But] its' a little different because each team has a different identity... Each team has a different personality. Each senior class has a different personality."

And this senior class has a big personality, at least numerically speaking. Pridgen said it is the biggest senior class he has had.

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.

Pat Sewell, Newnan's Artist of the Month

It’s that time of the month. What time, you ask? It’s the time that Newnan names their “Artist of the Month”. This month it’s Pat Sewell.  And you can catch her fun and whimsical take on Santa at Newnan City Hall located at 25 LaGrange Street in the City Manager’s office.

Sewell has enjoyed a lifelong interest in the art world, attending shows, exhibits, and museums at every opportunity.  She collects a variety of artwork including her “rescue” collection of unknown, amateur work she finds in flea markets, antique shops and yard sales.  As a young child Sewell’s favorite Christmas presents were a Christmas coloring book and a box of crayons with lots of colors.  A tray of watercolors, drawing paper, and brushes were other favorite.

Sewell says she is self-taught.