Per GHSA by-law 4.39, GHSA Executive Director Robin Hines conducted a “universal” coin toss on Tuesday to determine which part of the bracket would be “home” in the Class 2A through 7A SEMIFINALS if the two competing teams are equal seeds AND both school meet the GHSA requirements for hosting a semifinal contest (see page 73 of the 2017-18 GHSA Constitution).
The universal coin toss came up “heads” meaning that the team in the TOP half of the official GHSA playoff bracket will be the designated home team in the semifinal round in cases where equal seeds meet AND both schools qualify to host a semifinal playoff contest.
This is only for games between equal seeds. In all other cases, the higher-seeded team will host as usual.
2017 GHSA Football Universal Coin Toss for Semifinals