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Raiders end Statesboro run
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Statesboro's Alex Wagner, center left, and Wesley Budget, bottom center, are sandwiched by Southeast Whitfield defenders Christian Gonzalez, top left, and Isael Gutierrez as they all go for a header during the second half of Friday's state quarterfinal at Womack Field.
Facing the defending state runners-up in Class AAAA soccer, Statesboro never wilted, but could never find the net. Southeast Whitfield’s Artemio Lopez slipped in a header off a throw-in from Victor Garcia just 13 minutes into the action and the Raiders hung on the rest of the way for a 1-0 win Friday night at Womack Field. The loss stands as the Devils’ only setback in 12 home games this year while Southeast Whitfield now advances to the state semifinals against Johnson of Gainesville next week.