Gatewood and Piedmont kick off the Middle Georgia high school season in Monticello. The Cougars have a new head coach in Wes Tanner.
Northside opens against North Cobb in one of the showcase games of the first week of the season. The two teams combined for 19 wins last year.
Barney Hester takes his Howard team to meet up with Lamar County, which has a new head coach in Jamie Abrams.
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Dodge County and Bleckley County face off in Cochran for the 39th time in the series, which Dodge County leads 27-11, although Bleckley County has won four straight.
HIGH SCHOOL: Gatewood at Piedmont
HIGH SCHOOL: Howard at Lamar County; Dodge County at Bleckley County; Westminster at Brentwood ; CFCA at Covenant Christian; Mount Vernon Prebyterian at Crawford County; Lee County at Crisp County; Laney at Dublin; Calvary Christian at John Hancock; John Milledge at Trinity Christian; Montgomery County at Jenkins County; North Cobb at Northside; Perry at Monroe; Warren County at Putnam County; Vidalia at Swainsboro; West Laurens at Thomasville; Windsor at Bethlehem Christian; Southland at Westfield; Fitzgerald at Worth County
COLLEGE: GMC at Navarro College