LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - 38 South Georgia teams will be taking part in this years GHSA basketball state playoffs.
We start off with the Lee County Trojans.
It's been a while since both the girls and boys teams have made it into playoff contention.
For the Boys, they are no strangers to the playoffs these last couple of years.
It's been since 1985 since the boys basketball team was able to bring home a state championship.
The Trojans finished the regular season with a 16-11 record, and giving the Trojans the third seed.
Head coach Kirven Davis and the Trojans proved that last years 9-18 record, was a thing of the past, and Davis said this years success could be because of the tournaments the team has played.
“I mean this year we want to make a bigger run," said Davis. "The best we’ve done in six years has been sweet sixteen. We had tournaments, Christmas tournaments, against a variety of teams. We had a MLK classic. So, all of our tournaments, I think help us prepare for going to other places and playing.”
The Trojans will be on the road in round one, as they take on Mundy’s Mill Saturday at 7:30 P.M.
For the Lady Trojans, this is the first time that they are making a playoff appearance in 5 years.
The Lady Trojans made a huge turn around from last years 2-20 finish.
Lee County had their best finish to the season since 2013, racking up a 14-13 record.
the Trojans are getting ready for post season play, and head coach Tondra Davis knows how difficult their first round game against Forest Park will be.
Coach Davis said the key to victory will be shutting down their 6 foot 5 players, and playing Trojans ball.
“Well for us, I think it’s just about worrying about us at the end of the day," said Tondra Davis. "Just making sure we play a sound game, like I said before, defensively. We played a few tough games. When we went to Alabama, we played Auburn. They have big girls as well, and we were successful. We lost by 4, so I don’t think we are going in timid. I think we just need to go in and play a complete game, defensively and offensively.”
The Lady Trojans are on the road as well, as they take on Forest Park Saturday at 6 P.M.