State soccer playoffs start Tuesday


It’s state playoff time for high school soccer, and as usual there are several Fayette teams in the mix in various classifications.

McIntosh and Starr’s Mill finished 1-2 in the Region 4-AAAAA standings, meaning both teams will host first-round matches. They take the field April 29, as South Effingham plays McIntosh and Statesboro faces Starr’s Mill.

Whitewater, as the second seed from Region 5-AAAA, will host Grady that day as well, while fourth-seeded Fayette County travels to St. Pius.

Landmark and Our Lady of Mercy took the top two seeds in Area 4 of Class A. That means Landmark has a first-round bye while Our Lady of Mercy hosts Athens Christian May 1.

The girls’ brackets in AAAAA and AAAA call for first-round action April 28. In AAAAA, second-seeded McIntosh hosts Camden County and third-seeded Starr’s Mill plays at Glynn Academy. Second-seeded Whitewater hosts a AAAA matchup against Grady, while fourth-seeded Sandy Creek plays at Marist.

Our Lady of Mercy captured a #1 seed in Class A and has a first-round bye.