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Kay boots five field goals to lift D-town to upset

From Staff Reports

The Dutchtown Bulldogs first trip ever to the playoffs turned into the school's biggest win ever as it knocked off No. 10 Thomas County Central 15-0 on the road Friday.

Dutchtown kicker Ryan tied a state record with five field goals, matching the mark set by Jeremy Hayes of Cedartown in 1991, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Assocation. Kay hit a personal-best 57-yarder.

"For Ryan, once he makes that first one, his adrenaline starts pumping and he can get it further and further," Dutchtown coach Jason Galt said.

The Dutchtown defense pitched in with its fourth shutout of the season, holding a Yellow Jackets offense that came in averaging 33 points a game.

"The story of the game is our defense," Galt said. "We shut out a team that hadn't been shut out all year.

"It was just a great atmosphere. The kids were focused all week. We just kept preaching to them that they could do it. It was a battle."

The Bulldogs (10-1) will now be home to play Glynn Academy (8-3). The Red Terrors spoiled a possible "Battle of Hampton" match-up next week with their 7-6 upset over No. 7-ranked Lovejoy.

Henry County vs Baldwin: The Henry County Warhawks and the Baldwin Braves went to the lockerroon at the half in a scoreless tie, but the Braves put an end to the Warhawlsl season Friday night thanks to a 14-7 victory.

The Warhawks finished the season with a 6-5 record.

Peach County vs Stockbridge: The Stockbridge Tigers first ever trip to the playoff ended quickly Friday night against the defending Class AAAA sate champions.

Peach County built a 20-0 lead in the first half and rolled to a 49-0 win.

The Tigers ended the season with a 6-5 record.