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Massey Matchups Misses on Half of Semifinal Games

ATLANTA -- The Georgia high school football semifinals proved to be tough for Massey Matchups to predict. Out of 10 games, the computer predictor tool correctly picked only five winners.

That brings Massey Matchups to 20-10 in the quarterfinals and semifinals. The computer went 1-1 in all five classifications; its most accurate predictions were Carrollton's big win over Burke County and Clinch County's win over Wilkinson County.

Here are how the semifinals went. The computer's prediction is on the left; the actual final score appears on the right.

Brookwood 28, Collins Hill 21; Brookwood won 26-7

Grayson 34, Colquitt County 20; Colquitt County won 31-24

Chattahoochee 35, Statesboro 21; Chattahoochee won 22-21

Tucker 33, Starr's Mill 26; Starr's Mill won 20-19

Peach County 30, Sandy Creek 28; Sandy Creek won 35-17

Carrollton 42, Burke County 14; Carrollton won 49-15

Buford 35, Lovett 14; Buford won 53-13

Carver-Columbus 21, Calhoun 14; Calhoun won 27-14

Clinch County 33, Wilkinson County 19; Clinch County won 35-14

Wesleyan 27, Savannah Christian 14; Savannah Christian won 28-13

Massey Matchups - which had a 161-46 record during the regular season - has statistically been a little worse in the quarterfinals and semifinals. In the regular season, the computer correctly predicted 78 percent of its games. These past two rounds of the playoffs, Massey Matchups has accurately predicted 67 percent of games.