Forsyth Central at Lakeside-DeKalb
When, where: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at Lakeside-DeKalb
What to know: The Bulldogs started their playoff run with a close 2-1 win over Archer last week. Lakeside-DeKalb certainly seems to be more of a threat — they went 9-1 their region and have only lost five times this season. That’s not to say Central doesn’t have a chance: Most of the Panthers’ wins were close, and outside of Greenbrier, their region isn’t that formidable.
What’s next: Kennesaw Mountain or Lassiter in the quarterfinals
Collins Hill at Lambert
When, where: Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. at Lambert
What to know: The Longhorns continued their torrid pace with a 2-0 win over Rockdale County in the first round. The defending state champions recently got back standout midfielder Trey Hines, who was crucial to last year’s title run. That should absolutely help Lambert going forward. The Eagles figure to be one of the tougher opponents the Longhorns will face this year: they’ve only lost three times and placed second in a good region with Mountain View, Mill Creek and Peachtree Ridge.
What’s next: Walton or Hillgrove in the quarterfinals
South Forsyth at Meadowcreek
When, where: Thursday, 7 p.m. at Meadowcreek
What to know: South earned an easy win against South Gwinnett to start the playoffs last week, and will continue their playoff run on the road against the Mustangs. Meadowcreek lost just one region game this year, but the chances for a War Eagle upset don’t seem out of the question. The Mustangs needed overtime to beat lowly Berkmar on March 22.
What’s next: Colquitt County or North Paulding in the quarterfinals