Semifinal showdown at McIntosh

Semifinal showdown at McIntosh

One team from Fayette will play for the AAAAA state volleyball championship Oct. 28.

Who will it be? That question will be answered Oct. 25 at McIntosh.

The Lady Chiefs will host the Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers that day at 6 p.m. in a semifinal match. The winner will face either Buford or Riverwood for the title at Marietta High School, which is where the finals in all classifications will take place.

Three quarterfinal matches were played in Fayette over the weekend. After the first two rounds of the state playoffs were completed, the remaining eight teams in each classification were seeded to fill out the championship bracket. The top four seeds in AAAAA — Buford, McIntosh, Starr’s Mill and Whitewater — hosted their quarterfinals.

Riverwood, seeded fifth, came to town and upset Whitewater 3-2 in the best-of-five match. Buford swept Carrollton, winning three straight games.

The other local matches also had 3-0 results, as McIntosh downed Chamblee and Starr’s Mill defeated Harris County. McIntosh will host the semifinal due to being the higher seed.

In AAAAAAA action, East Coweta fell 3-0 to Etowah in a quarterfinal match over the weekend.