High School Sports

Rivalry games take center stage for some area football teams

Peach County’s Kearis Jackson (7) and the Trojans host Perry on Friday.
Peach County’s Kearis Jackson (7) and the Trojans host Perry on Friday. jvorhees@macon.com

A look at Friday’s games involving teams from Bibb, Houston, Peach, Monroe, Jones, Crawford and Twiggs counties:

Houston County vs. Veterans: It’s the battle for Freedom Field for the second straight year as the Warhawks eye their first win over the Bears in the fourth meeting in the series.

Northside at Lanier: The two teams meet for the second time after the Eagles dominated in the first meeting last year.

Jones County at Locust Grove: The Greyhounds open GHSA Region 4-5A play after a week off.

Howard vs. Rutland (Ed DeFore Sports Complex): The two Bibb County teams meet for the eighth time with the Hurricanes leading the series 4-3.

Forest Park at Mary Persons: The Bulldogs are looking for their third straight win.

Perry at Peach County: The Trojans lead the all-time series 32-9.

Central vs. Southwest (Henderson Stadium): The Chargers have won six straight against the Patriots.

Twiggs County at Northeast (Thompson Stadium): Former Cobras head coach Ashley Harden meets his former team in his first season with the Raiders.

FPD at Hawkinsville: The Vikings beat the Red Devils 56-0 last year.

Social Circle at Mount de Sales: The Cavaliers beat the Redskins 41-7 in 2016.

Atkinson County at Stratford: The Eagles are seeking their third straight win to start the season.

East Laurens at Tattnall Square: After a week off, the Trojans get back into action.

Westfield at Deerfield-Windsor: The Hornets are coming off their first win of the season over Bulloch.

Brentwood at Windsor: The Knights are searching for their first win of the season.

Covenant at Calvary: The Rams have started their season with three straight wins.