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Claxton, Portal eye state titles
Portal's Trent Thomas puts an exclamation point on a 75-59 win over Jenkins County with a dunk at the buzzer in this Friday, Jan. 24, file photo, in Millen. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/file
The boys and girls squads of Portal and Claxton spent the entire regular season crafting impressive resumes. But a week full of bad weather, long road trips and surprising upsets has left the state playoff brackets jumbled as play begins this week. The Portal boys and Claxton girls both reached the top spot of the GHSA’s power poll midway through the season and held on to the top spot down the stretch.