Posted On: 02/13/20 5:10 PM

Continuing our look at opening-round playoff matches featuring teams I've seen this year, and again no disrespect to any team, we're having some fun March Madness-style going through the brackets, matchups, and players who could make an impact.

AAAAA - Lithonia at Hiram

So, what did Hiram get for catching fire in the last third of the season and riding a 10-game winning streak all the way to the 5A Region 7 title? The pleasure of hosting a Lithonia team that opened the season 15-0, was ranked in the state top 10 most of the season, and if not for a somewhat surprising slip up in the Region 5 playoffs, would almost certainly have been home hosting someone else. But, they dropped to the 4-seed, and off to they go to visit the Hornets Saturday afternoon. Hiram looked the part of a team whose found it's identity when I saw them play a terrific 2nd half at Cass two weeks ago, and they're led by a slew of athletic guards and wings in Arshad Crepsac, Deandre Brown, Tyler Merriweather, and Joseph Johnson.

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