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Eagles face strong foe
in Creekview

COVINGTON - Homer Sharp Stadium could be the site of a classic shootout when the Creekview Grizzlies visit Eastside in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs Friday.

Creekview, which started slowly after an 0-4 start, finished the season with a flurry by going 6-0 and outscoring its opponents 276-56 to finish fourth in Region 7-AAA.

In all, the Grizzlies have scored 376 points while allowing 172 for the season.

The Eagles have also put a lot of points on the board, scoring 326 while limiting their opponents to 107 points during the regular season.

Eastside also finished the regular season strong by outscoring its opponents 167-14 including a 50-0 shutout win over Jackson County and a 34-0 win over Franklin County.

The Grizzlies have a lot to play for besides the next round.

Creekview is a fourth-year school making it to the playoffs in its first year of eligibility as the newest school in Cherokee County.

Its closest margin of victory in its final six games was a 33-0 decision to White County, the second game of its winning streak.

The largest edge was 42 points in its ninth game of the season against Lumpkin County, winning 49-7.

Creekview had its largest output in its final game where Chestatee fell victim to the Grizzlies 69-35.

Two of Creekview's losses were by a combined three points in its first two games.

The Grizzlies lost to Sequoyah, who ended the regular season as the Class AAAA No. 10 team, 35-34, and Flowery Branch, who finished one game ahead of No. 10 ranked Eastside in Class AAA, 20-18.

Manny Fils can be reached at manny.fils@newtoncitizen.com.

SideBar: Matchup

· Who: Reg. 7-AAA No. 4 seed Creekview Grizzlies (6-4, 5-1) at Reg. 8-AAA No. 1 seed Eastside Eagles (9-1, 6-1)

· When: Friday 7:30

· Where: Homer Sharp Stadium

· Price: $8, GHSA passes only

· Last week: Creekview beat Chestatee 69-35; Eastside beat Franklin County 34-0