This is familiar territory for the Callaway Cavaliers.
With Friday’s 62-28 victory over Henry County, the Cavaliers have advanced to the second round of the state playoffs for the fifth time in six years.
This week, Callaway will try to keep its season alive when it hosts Pierce County in a second-round game.
If the Cavaliers win, they’ll advance to the quarterfinals for the second time in school history.
Callaway and Pierce County will face off on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Callaway Stadium.
After Friday’s impressive victory, Callaway head coach Pete Wiggins said “we’ll enjoy this tonight, and tomorrow we’ll meet and work on the next opponent. And Sunday, the kids will come in and watch film, and we’ll go to work, just like we always do.”
Pierce County punched its ticket to the second round with a 35-14 victory over Thomson.
Both teams have had exceptional seasons.
The Cavaliers (10-1), the champions of Region 4-AAA, have won eight straight games since falling to Harris County.
Pierce County (10-1), meanwhile, has won five straight games since losing to Appling County.
The Bears finished second in Region 1-AAA.
Callaway last made it to the quarterfinals in 2009 when it lost to Fitzgerald.