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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

Kaiser Permanente to Open Office in Newnan

Kaiser Permanente members who live or work in Coweta County will soon have a more convenient location to receive health care. The Newnan Medical Office—Kaiser Permanente’s first location in Coweta County—opens to patients on November 30.  

The 7,100 square foot facility, located at 203 Newnan Crossing Bypass, is a part of Kaiser Permanente’s ongoing initiative to improve access to health care for its 230,000 members in Georgia. Staffed by Belkis Pimentel, M.D. and Mark Becknell, M.D. of The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, the Newnan Medical Office offers internal medicine, pediatrics, as well as an on-site pharmacy. Additional specialties may be added.

Within the past year, Kaiser Permanente has opened medical offices in Douglasville, West Marietta, Snellville, Holly Springs, Lawrenceville, downtown Decatur and East Cobb.

Football Ticket Cash Stolen in Fort Valley

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) - Police in Fort Valley say about $10,000 in ticket sale revenues for a playoff football game was stolen this week from the field house at Peach County High School.

Police Maj. Lawrence Spurgeon says the cash was stored in a coach's office and came from advance ticket sales for the state playoff quarterfinal game Friday in Atlanta between Peach County and Grady High School.

Spurgeon says the field house was broken into through a side door that was pried open with a tool.

He says the burglary was discovered about 7 a.m. Wednesday by arriving coaches and probably occurred after midnight Tuesday.

Georgia HS Playoffs: Rd. 3 Previews and Predictions

ATLANTA -- 11Alive takes a look at Georgia's high school playoff games and their predicted outcomes with Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net and Massey Matchups.

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Game of the Week Nominees: Playoffs Rd. Three

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Round Three of the Georgia high school football playoffs kick off this Friday and there are some great matchups, including 11Alive and Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week between Dutchtown and Chattahoochee.

The 11-1 Bulldogs travel to play undefeated Chattahoochee. On paper, this matchup will be a battle of top-notch offense and top-notch defense.

Dutchtown's defense has not allowed a point this postseason and has notched five shutouts throughout the year. They have yet to give up more than 14 points per game. Comparatively, Chattahoochee has not scored less than 31 points in a game this season.

On offense, Dutchtown has yet to score a touchdown in either of their first two playoff games; all 18 of their points have come off of the foot of kicker Ryan Kay. Last week, Dutchtown beat Glynn Academy 3-0.

City of Newnan’s Annual Christmas Parade, December 5th

The City of Newnan’s annual Christmas parade will be held Sunday, December 5th, beginning at 3:00 p.m.  The parade begins at Jackson Street and Clark Street and continues onto LaGrange Street to Newnan High School.  You better not shout, you better not pout because this year’s theme of the parade is “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”.  The parade will include floats, walking groups, decorated cars and trucks, and marching bands. 

The city does need volunteers for this event. If you or your group is interested in volunteering contact the city’s public information office at 770-254-2358 or email gsnider@cityofnewnan.org

You can download a parade application at the city website www.ci.newnan.ga.us or pick one up at Newnan City Hall located at 25 LaGrange Street. The application deadline is November 19th. The entry fee is $35.

LaGrange Names New Head Football Coach

LAGRANGE, GA (Troup County School System News Release) -- Just days after the news broke that Steve Pardue is stepping down as the head coach of the LaGrange High School football team, Donnie Branch has been named as the new Granger leader.  After 17 seasons as the head coach - with Branch serving as defensive coordinator the entire time - Pardue decided it was time to make a change, meaning big changes for Branch as well.

"I am extremely honored to be named the head football coach at LaGrange High," said Branch.  "My first choice was to continue to be the defensive coordinator for the best football coach in the state of Georgia (Steve Pardue); however God has a different plan for Steve."