Jackson at Westside, Thursday
After losing at Peach County, Westside hosts last year’s GHSA Region 2-3A champion in a Thursday night game at the Ed DeFore Sports Complex. After a loss to Lamar County, Jackson has back-to-back shutout victories.
Macon County at Northside
The Eagles are unlikely to overlook the Bulldogs too much, since Macon County has about as many Division I prospects as Northside and will provide the Eagles their first decent passing offense test of the season, which will be beneficial.
Pike County at Central
Two teams off to strong starts meet at Henderson Stadium in a key Region 4-3A battle.
Northeast at Dodge County
A big win over Bleckley County on Friday was the type of breakout game Northeast had been looking for all season. Now the Raiders take on a Dodge County team that looks more vulnerable following a loss to Southwest.
Mount de Sales at Stratford
Stratford is coming off a big win over Lincoln County, while Mount de Sales had a week off following a competitive loss to Aquinas. It’s the Region 7A-1A opener for both teams.
FPD at Twiggs County
A game that might not have drawn much attention before the season looks like an impressive game now. Unbeaten FPD travels to open Region 7A-1A play against Twiggs County, whose only loss came to a top-5 team in Florida Class 2A.
Spalding at Mary Persons
Just what Mary Persons needed to see during a bye week, a team playing Houston County better than the Bulldogs did. Mary Persons also had a week to stew over blowing a 19-0 fourth quarter lead at Class 3A Peach County.
Taylor County at Crawford County
The Vikings are off a rude awakening, a 63-27 loss to nearby Macon County, about 30 miles away, while Crawford County knocked off Hawkinsville. Now Taylor County makes the 22-mile ride northeast to Roberta in what should be another battle of hungry teams looking to make a statement.
Hancock Central at Aquinas
The Bulldogs are on a three-game winning streak and have allowed 15 points in those games, giving them solid momentum for the trip to Augusta in the Region 7B-1A opener for both teams.