Photos: Athens Academy vs. Walker second round

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Athens Academy head coach Stefan Billmayer talks with assistant coach Jon Cook after the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Ryan Cherry controls a pass in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Jack Cook throws the ball in during the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Carson Pittard battles for a header with Walker in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Ryan Cherry tries to chase down the ball to gain possession in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Carson Pittard battles for a header with Walker in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Sam Blasingame dribbles the ball around a Walker defender in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Carson Pittard reacts after his goal in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Carson Pittard (3) is congratulated by Jack Cook after his goal in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Carson Pittard (3) is congratulated by Ryan Cherry after his goal in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Ryan Cherry (13), James Williams (11) and Carson Pittard react after Pittard’s goal in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Carson Pittard in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Render Vignos defends a corner kick in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Riley Rupert makes a save in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Drew Byus takes a free kick in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Carson Pittard controls a pass in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Thomas Suarez defends a Walker player in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Jack McLanahan throws the ball in during the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Carson Pittard tries to get free from a Walker defender in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Jack McLanahan makes a pass in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Ryan Cherry keeps the ball inbounds in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Render Vignos prepares to take a shot in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s James Williams heads the ball in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s James Williams makes a pass in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s James Williams makes a pass in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Carson Pittard defends a Walker player in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Jack McLanahan defends a Walker player in the first half of Wednesday’s game in the second round of the state tournament (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy huddles prior to Wednesday’s Class A second round contest against Walker (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy players and coaches stand for the national anthem prior to Wednesday’s Class A second round contest against Walker (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy and Walker players walk onto the field for player introductions prior to Wednesday’s Class A second round contest against Walker (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy and Walker players walk onto the field for player introductions prior to Wednesday’s Class A second round contest against Walker (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy and Walker captains and head coaches meet with the officials for the coin toss prior to Wednesday’s Class A second round contest against Walker (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy and Walker captains and head coaches meet with the officials prior to Wednesday’s Class A second round contest against Walker (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy and Walker captains and head coaches meet with the officials prior to Wednesday’s Class A second round contest against Walker (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy’s Riley Rupert, Drew Byus, Mason Harvill and Carson Pittard meet prior to Wednesday’s Class A second round contest against Walker (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy head coach Stefan Billmayer talks with some of his players prior to Wednesday’s Class A second round contest against Walker (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy head coach Stefan Billmayer talks with some of his players prior to Wednesday’s Class A second round contest against Walker (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy goalkeeper Riley Rupert warms up prior to Wednesday’s Class A second round contest against Walker (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy head coach Stefan Billmayer talks with one of the officials prior to Wednesday’s Class A second round contest against Walker (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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Athens Academy goalkeeper Riley Rupert warms up prior to Wednesday’s Class A second round contest against Walker (photo by Matthew Caldwell)

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