Following a regular season marked by challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, two Bartow County schools have advanced to the Georgia High School Association football state playoffs.

Cartersville and Adairsville both qualified for the postseason, with the first-round games Nov. 27 and 28 and the second round Dec 4 and 5. Results of the first-round games were not available at the Neighbor’s print deadline.

In Class 5A, Cartersville (8-1) hosts Jackson (Atlanta) in the first round, with the winner playing the Loganville-St. Pius X victor in the second round. The Purple Hurricanes are seeking their first state title since 2016.

In Class 3A, Adairsville (6-3) hosts Dawson County in the first round, with the victor facing the Westminster-Oconee County winner in the second round. The Tigers are seeking their first state championship.

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