Westside’s second game of the season is a showcase for Mercer, as well, as the Seminoles host Harris County at Mercer University Stadium.
Mary Persons begins its difficult non-region schedule with a trip to Sandersville to play Washington County. The Golden Hawks lead the series 9-7, having won seven straight, and the programs haven’t played since 2005.
More Bibb County intra-county games feature Howard versus Central and Northeast versus Rutland.
Mercer’s first Southern Conference game comes against a familiar foe for head coach Bobby Lamb, who goes up against his alma mater and former employer in Furman.
Fort Valley State opens its season with a difficult home contest against Delta State.
Atlanta’s biggest rival? That’s easy. It’s New Orleans, and there’s not a much better way to kick off the Falcons’ season than by hosting the Saints.
COLLEGE: Paine at Shorter
HIGH SCHOOL: Harris County at Westside
HIGH SCHOOL: Howard vs. Central; Northeast vs. Rutland; Southwest at Eagle’s Landing; Baldwin at Alcovy; Bleckley County at West Laurens; Brentwood at Pinewood Christian; John Hancock at CFCA; Crawford County at Montgomery County; Crisp County at Colquitt County; Dooly County at Turner County; Trinity Christian at Gatewood; Glascock County at GMC; Greene County at Hancock Central; Hawkinsville at Wilcox County; Houston County at Grovetown; Jeff Davis at North Cobb Christian ; Bethlehem Christian at John Milledge; Telfair County at Johnson County; Cross Creek at Jones County; Veterans at Macon County; Mary Persons at Washington County; Jackson at Monticello; Northside at Evans; Peach County at Perry; Griffin Christian at Piedmont; Morgan County at Putnam County; Wesleyan at Stratford; Tattnall Square at Warren County; Manchester at Taylor County; Vidalia at Toombs County; Greenbrier at Warner Robins; Windsor at Young Americans Christian; Upson-Lee at Pike County; Wilkinson County at Washington-Wilkes; Treutlen at Portal; Nathanael Greene at Covenant; Westwood at Crisp Academy; East Laurens at Twiggs County; Westfield at Trinity-Sharpsburg; Irwin County at Fitzgerald; Lanier County at Wheeler County
COLLEGE: Georgia Tech at Tulane; Furman at Mercer; Savannah State at Georgia Southern; New Mexico State at Georgia State; Delta State at Fort Valley State; Albany State at Valdosta State; Mars Hill at West Georgia; Clark Atlanta at Central State; Morehouse at Edward Waters; Kilgore College at GMC
NFL: New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons