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Computer Predictions Fare Well in Quarterfinals

ATLANTA -- Massey Matchups correctly predicted 15 winners of 20 quarterfinal playoff games.

Of the five classes, the computer predictor tool undoubtedly did the worst in Single-A. Massey Matchups picked the right winner in only one of the four Single-A games.

Here are how all 20 playoff games turned out. The computer's prediction is on the left; the actual final score appears on the right.

Mill Creek 40, Colquitt County 34; Colquitt County won 27-14

Grayson 26, Valdosta 20; Grayson won 22-0

Collins Hill 21, Lowndes 20; Collins Hill won 31-28

Brookwood 35, Hillgrove 14; Brookwood won 45-35

Fayetteville Residents Face Possible Weekend Traffic Issues, Due to Christmas Parade

Fayetteville residents should plan their routes, accordingly, due to the annual Christmas Parade which will be held in Downtown Fayetteville this Saturday, December 4th at 4:30 p.m. Anyone traveling through Fayetteville between 4:30 PM and 5:30 PM will experience traffic delays on Highway 85 and Highway 54 because of the parade.

The Fayetteville Police Department will detour southbound Highway 85 traffic to Grady Ave. and northbound Highway 85 traffic to Jimmie Mayfield Blvd. once the parade starts.

Spectators are encouraged to be at the Stonewall complex and on the south side of the downtown square prior to the start of the parade for best viewing when the parade arrives on Highway 85.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Fayetteville Police Department at (770) 461-4441 or the Fayetteville Main Street office for general parade info at 770-719-4173.

Georgia HS Playoffs: Rd. 3 Previews and Predictions

ATLANTA -- 11Alive takes a look at Georgia's high school playoff games and their predicted outcomes with Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net and Massey Matchups.

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Game of the Week Nominees: Playoffs Rd. Three

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Round Three of the Georgia high school football playoffs kick off this Friday and there are some great matchups, including 11Alive and Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week between Dutchtown and Chattahoochee.

The 11-1 Bulldogs travel to play undefeated Chattahoochee. On paper, this matchup will be a battle of top-notch offense and top-notch defense.

Dutchtown's defense has not allowed a point this postseason and has notched five shutouts throughout the year. They have yet to give up more than 14 points per game. Comparatively, Chattahoochee has not scored less than 31 points in a game this season.

On offense, Dutchtown has yet to score a touchdown in either of their first two playoff games; all 18 of their points have come off of the foot of kicker Ryan Kay. Last week, Dutchtown beat Glynn Academy 3-0.

Fayetteville Police Department Help You Stay Safe During the Holidays

Via the Fayetteville Polive Department:

The Fayetteville Police Department would like to offer some tips to help you be more aware during the Holiday season. It’s that time of year! Shopping during the holiday season can present unique dangers when busy people become careless and vulnerable to theft and other crime.

GDOT Speeding Up Spending To Help Create Jobs.

 

   This week the State Transportation Board voted to accelerate 350-million dollars in construction projects that will save and generate jobs, while improving roads all across Georgia.

   The money is cash that GDOT already has on hand.  They are state funds that will be spent on top of other funds for a variety of projects in every corner of Georgia.  By moving up the date for consideration of bids by about two months, GDOT will create more jobs sooner than originally planned.

Middle School Students Wins Falcons Award

Fayette Middle School 7th grader, Omar Hancock-Howard has made a first down with the Falcons, not on the field but in the classroom.

Hancock-Howard has been selected as an Atlanta Falcons 2010 First Down for Fitness MVP from over 28,000 participants in the program. His math teacher, Rica Smith, nominated him for outstanding effort in achievement during her class’ participation in the First Down for Fitness program that incorporated math instruction with an emphasis on physical activity.

Falcons First Down for Fitness is a three-month program (September 1 through November 26) designed to challenge third through seventh graders throughout the state to participate in fitness activities, eat healthy, and lead a healthy lifestyle.