After the first week of the 2012 AAAAAA high school football playoffs, one thing is clear -- Gwinnett County football is coming up big.
Seven teams from the county still are alive in the AAAAAA playoffs' Sweet Sixteen phase. And in Friday's second round, three games will match up Gwinnett teams.
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In second-round action, North Gwinnett will travel to defending state champ Grayson, Brookwood visits Mill Creek, and South Gwinnett visits Norcross. Parkview travels outside the county to take on West Forsyth (of 6-AAAAAA).
Also, Buford (Class AAA) and Greater Atlanta Christian (Class AA) are still alive, giving Gwinnett a total of nine teams still with a chance at a state title. The Wolves travel to North Oconee, and GAC will travel to Heard County in the second round.
In 2011, four AAAAA (the highest class at the time) teams from Gwinnett made it into the second round -- North Gwinnett, Grayson, Dacula, and Brookwood, according to Georgia High School Football Historians data. Only Dacula and Grayson made it into the quarterfinals in 2011.
The title games will be December 14-15 at the Georgia Dome.
For complete GHSA playoff brackets, click here.