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Postseason ends for local teams
All four fall in first round
West Forsyth players celebrate a touchdown Friday against South Gwinnett, but the visiting Wolverines fell 31-7. - photo by Autumn McBride
The postseason stay was short-lived for the four Forsyth County high school football teams that made the state playoffs.All four teams -- Lambert and South, North and West Forsyth -- were eliminated Friday night.* Grayson 31, North Forsyth 0 The Raiders’ 31-0 loss to Grayson in the opening round of the state Class AAAAA playoffs was not the desired result. But instead of the six-turnover performance, the focus was on what North (5-6) experienced on a wild ride from preseason to postseason.“They might not understand now what they’ve accomplished, but five, 10, 20 years from now, they’ll look back and realize they were young men of character,” said North head coach Jared Zito. “All we went through, I think that’s a successful season.”* Hiram 35, Lambert 10Visiting Hiram came up with five interceptions and recovered a fumble on the way to bouncing host Lambert from the first round of the state Class AAAA playoffs with a 35-10 win."They've got some talent, and we got behind," said Lambert head coach Sid Maxwell.