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Prep football: Record number of teams make playoffs
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Forsyth Central's defense wrapped up a Johns Creek receiver -- and its regular season -- Friday night in Cumming. - photo by Autumn McBride

The regular season drew to a close Friday with a record four Forsyth County high school football teams headed to the state playoffs.

Two of the teams -- Lambert and North Forsyth -- will open the postseason at home next week.

Lambert, the No. 2 seed from Region 7-AAAA, will welcome Hiram, the No. 3 seed from Paulding County and Region 5-AAAA.

The Longhorns (8-2) won their regular season finale Friday, 28-7 over visiting Cass.

In the second matchup between the two regions, No. 4 seed South Forsyth (6-4) will travel to Cobb County to face undefeated and No. 1 seed Kell.

South fell to Northwest Whitfield on Friday, 20-19, but still made the playoffs.

In class AAAAA action, North Forsyth and West Forsyth of Region 6 will face Gwinnett County teams from Region 8.

The No. 2 seed Raiders (5-5) will play host to third seed Grayson, while the No. 3 Wolverines (7-3), who were off Friday, visit No. 2 South Gwinnett.

North, which will be making its second straight playoff appearance, fell 29-13 to host Alpharetta on Friday to close the regular season.

Final scores from Friday's final regular season games:

* Alpharetta 29, North Forsyth 13

* N.W. Whitfield 20,  South Forsyth 19

* Johns Creek 24, Forsyth Central 21

* Lambert 28, Cass 7

* Pinecrest 31, Whitefield 0

For complete game coverage of all the games, see the next edition of the Forsyth County News.