Per GHSA by-law 4.39, football coordinator Tommy Whittle conducted a “universal” coin toss on Friday to determine which part of the bracket would be “home” in the Class 2A through 7A quarterfinals if the two competing teams are equal seeds.
The universal coin toss came up “tails” meaning that the BOTTOM team in the official GHSA playoff bracket will be the designated home team in the quarterfinal round in cases where equal seeds meet.
This is only for games between equal seeds. In all other cases, the higher-seeded team will host as usual. Also, this is only for quarterfinal round games. A new universal coin toss will be conducted before the semifinal round.
2017 GHSA Football Universal Coin Toss