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Norcross, Buford, GAC All Reach Football Semifinals

Three of Gwinnett County's six teams in the state quarterfinals Friday won to advance in the GHSA playoffs.

Friday was a great night for high school football fans in Norcross. Buford boosters are pretty happy, too.

Norcross High, Greater Atlanta Christian School and Buford High all won their Georgia High School Association quarterfinal games Friday night and will advance to next week's semifinals.

Undefeated Norcross (13-0) won at Camden County 34-20, knocking off one of the state's perennial large-school powers. The Blue Devils took a 19-14 halftime lead, then pulled away to reach their first semifinal in school history.

Norcross will host Colquitt County next week.

Greater Atlanta Christian beat visiting Early County 27-24 in a Class AA quarterfinal game played in Norcross. The Spartans (10-3) will be at Jefferson next week.

In Class AAA, eight-time state champ Buford reached another semifinal by beating Carver of Columbus 31-7 Friday. The Wolves (10-3) will play at Cartersville in the semis.

Three other Gwinnett County teams lost Friday in their bids to advance in Class AAAAAA. Parkview lost to Colquitt County 31-15, Mill Creek lost to North Cobb 42-35 and North Gwinnett lost to Lovejoy 21-6.

Friday's scores

State quarterfinals

Class AAAAAA

Colquitt County 31, Parkview 15

Lovejoy 21, North Gwinnett 6

Norcross 34, Camden County 20

North Cobb 42, Mill Creek 35

Class AAA

Buford 31, Carver-Columbus 7

Class AA

Greater Atlanta Christian 27, Early County 24

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