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Georgia Football State Championship Matchups

ATLANTA -- The state championship games will be played at the Georgia Dome. Here are the matchups for each classification:

5A: Colquitt County at Brookwood

4A: Chattahoochee at Starr's Mill

3A: Sandy Creek at Carrollton

2A: Calhoun at Buford

Single-A: Clinch County at Savannah Christian

 

The schedule is as follows:

Dec. 10 - AA - 4:30pm |  AAAA - 8:00pm

Dec. 11 - A - 1:00pm | AAA - 4:30pm | AAAAA - 8:00pm

911 Tapes from Tornado Touch Down

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA -- 11Alive News has obtained some of the 911 calls taken the afternoon an EF-2 tornado hit a subdivision in Gwinnett County.

Residents describe hearing the sound of a train, taking cover and then emerging minutes later to find parts of their homes blown away.

"Oh my God! We were in the basement.  The whole top of the house is gone," said one caller.

The tornado hit around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Kirkstone Subdivision off Gravel Springs Road.  Fire officials say 56 homes were damaged.  Several were destroyed.

"All the trees are gone.  Oh my gosh, the whole house across the street is gone," said another caller.

John Oxendine, Insurance and Fire Commissioner, said insured losses total more than $5 million.

 

Georgia High School Football Semifinals Recap

ATLANTA -- Ten teams advanced to the Georgia high school state championships. Who did they beat to get there?

Class 5A

Colquitt County 31, Grayson 24... GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Brookwood 26, Collins Hill 7... GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Class 4A

Chattahoochee 22, Statesboro 21

Starr's Mill 20, Tucker 19

Class 3A

Miracle Dog Returns to Home Devastated by Tornado

BUFORD, GA -- Kirin the miracle dog is doing just fine days after emerging from the rubble of Tuesday's tornado.

The 8-year-old American Eskimo now boasts a tail that wags and a tale of survival.

"Perfectly fine, not traumatized," said Kirin's owner, Reasey Lee. "God just really showed up that day and Jesus showed us he was right there with Kirin."

Three days after the twister that ravaged their Gwinnett County neighborhood, Kirin and his owners returned to the scene of disaster to search for a missing doggie toy. They poked around the remains of their home that was flattened during the storm.

Reasey and Matthew Lee were both at work when the storm arrived. Kirin was on patrol inside the house.

"I thought maybe he's pinned or squashed, in pain," said Matthew Lee. "I'm thinking there's no way, looking at the damage, that he's okay."

Georgia HS Semifinals: Previews and Predictions

SNELLVILLE, GA -- Only 20 teams remain in the Georgia high school football playoffs. After three crazy weeks of playoff action, it is time for the semifinals. Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net takes a look at all 10 of this week's games, and Massey Matchups, the computer predictor tool, projects each game's final score.

Class 5A

Game of the Week Nominees: Semifinals

SNELLVILLE, GA -- The nominations for Game of the Week include a dynamic offense vs. a stout defense, two rematches from earlier in the season, and a battle of two seriously long win streaks. Which game won this week's honors?

With 40 percent of the online vote, Collins Hill at Brookwood is 11Alive and Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week. The two 5A teams played earlier in the season, but the stakes and circumstances were much different then.

It was both teams' second game of the season. The Broncos were 1-0 and coming off of a 27-10 win over Walton in the Corky Kell Classic. Collins Hill was 1-0 and coming off of a 13-9 win over Roswell.

Brookwood won 45-38 in double overtime and went on to win 10 of their next 11 games. Collins Hill lost their next two games, but turned a 1-3 record into 10-3.

Photo May Show Funnel Cloud that Hit Butts County

JENKINSBURG, GA -- As victims from metro-Atlanta's dueling tornadoes scramble to repair and move on, one family isn't sure where they'll go from here.

Jennifer Leroy has vowed she won't return to the tornado ravaged home she her family were renting in Gwinnett County's Kirkstone subdivision. Two days after the tornado that ripped away a wall and a portion of her room, the house is swarming with work crews who are packing her belongings. Renters insurance will even pay to have her storm soiled clothes dry cleaned.

Jennifer Leroy and her family are living in a hotel for now. Where she'll go after that is as twisted as Tuesday's weather.

"I hope within the next few weeks things will start coming in place and that we can find a new property," said Leroy. "I can sit down and help my kids with school work and everything will slow down and calm down."