Davion Anderson, Northeast: A few days after committing to Charleston Southern, Anderson rushed for 206 yards and a touchdown in a win over Crawford County.
Douglas Bradley, Stratford: Bradley blocked an extra point and recovered an onside kick to help push Stratford to a 14-13 win over Tattnall Square.
Montez Cheney, Rutland: Cheney rushed for 226 yards and a touchdown in a win over Howard.
Devon Dilson, Wilkinson County: Dilson threw four interceptions, but he also keyed a near comeback win. He rushed for three touchdowns and passed for 403 yards and three more touchdowns in a 41-40 loss to FPD.
Markel Horne, Johnson County: Horne rushed for 332 yards and six touchdowns and passed for 157 yards and two touchdowns in a 65-29 win over ECI.
Willie Jordan, Northside: Jordan rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown and caught a touchdown in a blowout win over Greenbrier.
Timori Northcutt, Rutland: Northcutt passed for 255 yards and six touchdowns in a win over Howard.
Garrel Quainton, West Laurens: Quainton passed for 342 yards and a touchdown in a 31-21 loss to Veterans.
Justin Smith, West Laurens: Smith has emerged as a dangerous option late in the season. He caught 10 passes for 219 yards in a loss to Veterans.
Ben Thomas, Veterans: Thomas rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown to help the Warhawks clinch the first playoff spot in school history with a 31-21 win over West Laurens.
Shakenneth Williams, Rutland: Williams caught three touchdowns in the first quarter and finished with five catches for 127 yards and the three scores in a win over Howard.
What we learned
Championship Friday is upon us: Three de-facto region championship games will take place Friday (Veterans/Mary Persons, Peach County/Carver-Columbus and Laney/Dublin), while Northside, Lamar County and Stratford could claim region titles with wins.
Jones County at Houston County, Thursday: Houston County can clinch its first playoff spot since 2006 with a win, while a loss would likely send Jones County to the playoffs as the Bears would lose head-to-head tiebreakers with the Greyhounds and Lakeside-Evans.
Northside vs. Warner Robins, Friday: The areas biggest annual rivalry game lost a bit of juice when Warner Robins lost to Houston County on Oct. 18, preventing the first matchup of unbeatens in this game since 2005. But just a little, because this is still the most heated rivalry going, and it likely will be for the Region 2-AAAAA championship.
Veterans at Mary Persons, Friday: No program has ascended quite the way Veterans has this season. The Warhawks have won five straight and will head to Forsyth for the biggest game in program history. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, havent played many regular-season games this big in recent memory. They can claim their first region championship since 1997 with a win.
Peach County at Carver-Columbus, Friday: Peach County has bounced back from a 1-2 start to win five straight games. But none of those five wins came against a team remotely as talented as Carver. The winner claims the Region 2-AAA championship.
Mount de Sales at Stratford, Friday: Mount de Sales has gotten healthy and won three straight games in region play. The Cavaliers region schedule was back-loaded, so the two toughest remain.
Rutland at Perry, Friday: Two of the three teams fighting for the final 2-AAAA playoff spot -- Baldwin is the other -- will meet in Perry. This is the only head-to-head game between the three left, so teams have to take advantage of these opportunities to win head-to-head matchups when they get the chance. No matter what happens in Perry, were going to have to wait until the final week of the season to sort this region out.
Laney at Dublin, Friday: The Irish have had a complete bounceback from last years 2-8 season. A win over Laney would give Dublin the Region 3-AA championship.
Macon County at Lamar County, Friday: The Trojans would claim their third straight region title with the win, while the Bulldogs could earn a share of a Region 4-AA title with a victory.