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1967 Class AAA Boys

Opening Round
March 1
Georgia Tech -
Alexander Memorial Coliseum
Druid Hills
58
Wheeler
50
Savannah (23-9)
54
Tucker
52
Sprayberry (26-2)
66
Decatur
54
Warner Robins
46
Turner
44
Quarterfinals
March 2
Georgia Tech -
Alexander Memorial Coliseum
Druid Hills
59
OT
Columbus
57
OT
South Fulton
63
Savannah (24-9)
34
Beach (18-1)
74
Sprayberry (27-2)
63
Warner Robins
64
Athens
61
Semifinals
March 3
Georgia Tech -
Alexander Memorial Coliseum
South Fulton
83
Druid Hills
58
Beach (19-1)
82
Warner Robins
53
Finals
March 4
Georgia Tech -
Alexander Memorial Coliseum
Beach (20-1)
94
South Fulton
55
Consolation
March 4
Georgia Tech -
Alexander Memorial Coliseum
Warner Robins
66
Druid Hills
59

The Tournament
Teams: 12
How determined: Region winners and runners-up

Champion: Beach
School Title: 1st
Final Record: 21-1
Coach: Russell Ellington
Notes:

Other Notes

  • The headline of a March 4, 1967, Atlanta Journal article read: "Is Negro Domination Near?". It was in response to Beach and South Fulton playing for the Class AAA crown. In the fall of 1966, the Georgia High School Association allowed schools from the African-American Georgia Interscholastic Association to join. Beach and South Fulton had been two of the teams that made the jump (another AAA state contender, Turner, did as well). Russell Ellington correctly predicted that most GHSA schools would have to change their style or even their players to be able to contend with the now former GIA schools.

1967 champions
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