State playoff brackets for Canes, Tigers

The Adairsville Tigers and the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes open play in the 2015 GHSA state football playoffs this week by hosting opening round games.

Adairsville (9-1), the Region 6AAA number 2 seed, will host the Franklin County Lions. Franklin County is the number 3 seed from Region 7AAA.

Cartersville (10-0), ranked number one in Class AAAA in several Georgia high school polls, is the top seed from Region 7AAAA and will host Columbia, the fourth seed from Region 6AAAA.

Each of the local teams' state playoff bracket quadrant is shown here.

Teams that win a state championship must win five rounds. The quadrant shown, indicates the first three rounds of that journey.

Franklin County will arrive in Adairsville on Friday fresh off winning three of their last four games just to qualify for the state playoffs. The Lions (6-4) are under the direction of third year head coach Jerry Underwood and are in the state playoffs for the second consecutive season.

The Columbia Eagles (5-5) defeated Arabia Mountain Saturday to earn Region 6AAAA's final state playoff berth. Columbia has won two in a row after dropping three straight. David Edwards, in his sixth season, is the head coach for the Eagles and in the playoffs for the second year in a row.

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