Three area boys soccer teams host semifinal games tonight in hopes of making it to their respective state championship games.
State championship games are either on Friday or Saturday at McEachern High School in Marietta or Mercer University in Macon. Final schedules will be released on Wednesday morning.
Here's what to expect in today's Final Four games for Coahulla Creek, Southeast Whitfield and Dalton.
Benedictine (17-5, 7-1 in Region 3-3A) at Coahulla Creek (17-3-1, 8-0 in Region 6-3A), 5 p.m.
Coahulla Creek earned the right to host its first Final Four game in school history after winning Region 6-3A. Led by second-year coach Auerlio Jacobo, the Colts face Benedictine out of Savannah, which is the No. 2-seed from Region 3-3A.
Coahulla Creek defeated Windsor Forest last week 4-1, but the Colts will be without leading scorer senior Francisco Medina after he was issued a red card late in the win. Benedictine is coming off a win over Pace Academy, 2-1.
Behind Medina's 51 goals this season, sophomore Ronaldo Medina has scored 21.
Oconee County (14-4, 3-1 in Region 8-4A) at Southeast Whitfield (17-4, 6-0 in Region 6-4A), 7 p.m.
Southeast Whitfield returns to its first Final Four game since 2017 when it went on to win the Class 4A state title. The Raiders play at home for the final time this season after winning Region 6-4A for the second straight year. They take on Oconee County out of Watkinsville, the No. 2-seed from Region 8-4A.
Led by first-year head coach and Northwest Whitfield graduate Hector Holguin, Southeast defeated Spalding last week, 4-0. Oconee County is coming off a win over Chestatee, 2-1.
Three Raiders sit atop the team in scoring with senior Leo Rangel leading the pack with 15 goals. Junior Brayan Herrera has 12, and senior Jesse Equihua is close behind with 10 goals.
Pope (15-3-3, 7-1 in Region 7-6A) at Dalton (21-0, 8-0 in Region 6-6A), 7:30 p.m.
Dalton, the No. 1-ranked team in the nation by USA TODAY, plays its first Final Four game since 2017 when it lost to Gainesville, 3-1. The Catamounts are still undefeated after winning Region 6-6A and face Pope out of Marietta, the No. 1-seed from Region 7-6A.
Led by coach Matt Cheaves in his 25th year, Dalton defeated Glynn Academy last week, 5-1. Pope defeated Tucker last week, 3-2.
The Catamounts will also be without a player in senior Harrison Fraire after he received a red card last week, but have been led this season by midfielders Omar Hernandez, Ivan Mora and Tony Saldana.