In a twist that surely raises a few eyebrows on rivalry week, FPD and Stratford currently sit tied in the GHSA Class A private school football power ratings.
Both teams are at 10.13 points, good for a tie for 14th. The rivals, both 2-2 overall, meet Friday at Stratford.
Tattnall Square (3-1) is 16th in the private school ratings at 9.75 points, while Mount de Sales (1-3) is well off the pace in 27th. The top 16 teams at the end of the regular season, minus any low-rated region champions, make the playoffs.
Wilkinson County (3-1) is 13th in the Class A public school ratings, followed by Twiggs County (1-3) in 14th. Dooly County, Hancock Central and Telfair County (all 2-3) are tied for 15th, with Johnson County (2-3) in 18th and Wheeler County (2-2) in 19th.