[By Josh Richert, Special to ETSN.fm]

ATHENS — Jeremy Smith rushed for four touchdowns, and the Atlanta defense flexed its muscles during a 41-0 victory over Coldspring-Oakhurst in a Class 4A Division II area-round playoff Saturday at Bruce Field.

Smith rushed 15 times for 140 yards for the Rabbs (8-4), who advance to the regional round to play Lorena (9-3) next week.

Atlanta's Kelton Young scores on a 1-yard run during the Rabbits' 41-0 win over Coldspring-Oakhurst in Saturday's Class 4A Division II area playoff in Athens. (Evan Lewis, ETSN.fm)

The senior quarterback had scoring runs of 1, 46, 6 and 5 yards, with three coming before halftime as Atlanta built a 27-0 lead before intermission.

The Trojans were limited to just 10 yards of total offense in the first half and 86 for the game, and the Rabbs forced three turnovers.

Atlanta senior running back Tyrell Phillips added 25 carries for 112 yards, leaving him just shy of the school's single-season record for rushing yards. Phillips scored on a 4-yard run on the final play of the first half following Danny Dickerson's fumble recovery, and Phillips also had an interception early in the second half to thwart the Trojans from making it to the red zone.

Kelton Young scored on a 1-yard plunge following Tristan Allen's fumble recovery deep in Coldspring territory after Smith scored his fourth TD with 10:11 remaining in the game.

The Rabbs had 289 yards on the ground and 359 yards of total offense, and the defense held Coldspring to 77 yards rushing on 35 attempts and nine passing yards.

Daylon Giddens rushed for 93 yards to lead the Trojans (7-5).

Atlanta's Nick Cooper is grabbed by a Coldspring-Oakhurst defender during their Class 4A Division II area playoff Saturday in Athens. (Evan Lewis, ETSN.fm)

Atlanta 41 Coldspring-Oakhurst 0

Class 4A Division II Region II Area Playoff
At Bruce Field, Athens

Atlanta                              7    20      0    14    --    41
Coldspring-Oakhurst        0      0      0      0    --      0

First Quarter
ATL--Jeremy Smith 1 run (Conley Richardson kick), 3:38.
Second Quarter
ATL--Smith 46 run (kick failed), 10:02.
ATL--Smith 6 run (Richardson kick), 2:10.
ATL--Tyrell Phillips 4 run (Richardson kick), 8:58.
Fourth Quarter
ATL--Smith 5 run (Richardson kick), 10:11.
ATL--Kelton Young 1 run (Richardson kick), 8:58.

                                            ATL                 CO
First Downs                             17                    6
Total Yards                            359                  86
Rushes-Yards                   50-289            35-77
Passing Yards                          70                   9
Comp.-Att.-Int.                    5-9-0             3-6-1
Punts-Avg.                         2-42.5           5-28.0
Fumbles-Lost                          2-0                8-2
Penalties-Yards                     4-25              4-33

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING--Atlanta, Jeremy Smith 15-140, Tyrell Phillips 25-112, Nick Cooper 4-17, Kelton Young 5-15, James Williams 1-5. Coldspring-Oakhurst, Daylon Giddens 15-93, Dawson Bennett 2-7, Edwards Hayes 4-0, Trey Cole 1-(-2), Don Taylor 6-(-5), Richard Higgins 6-(-8), Team 1-(-8).
PASSING--Atlanta, Smith 5-9-0--70. Coldspring-Oakhurst, Higgins 3-5-1--9, Hayes 0-1-0--0.
RECEIVING--Atlanta, Cade Coulter 2-52, Ken Butler 1-11, Carson Lambert 1-5, Phillips 1-2. Coldspring-Oakhurst, Cole 3-9.