Region or subregion titles will be at stake this weekend in four of the eight Class AAAAA regions. Here are the games that will determine the champions:
*Warner Robins at Northside-Warner Robins: It’s the best rivalry in AAAAA, and this time the stakes are even higher as the winner will take home the Region 2-AAAAA title. Warner Robins leads the series 33-21, but Northside is 11-3 against the Demons since 1998. Northside is 95-3 in regular-season games since the start of the 2003 season, but two of the losses came against Warner Robins.
*Drew at Union Grove: Union Grove is the only team unbeaten in Region 4-AAAAA Division A play, and the Wolverines can claim the subregion title outright with a victory. Drew is one game back, but a victory would create either a two- or three-way (along with Mundy’s Mill) for first place in which the Titans would hold the tiebreaker for the title.
*M.L. King at Tucker: M.L. King can clinch its third consecutive region title with a victory against the Tigers in 6-AAAAA. Tucker can’t clinch the title this week, but a victory against M.L. King puts the Tigers in position to win the No. 1 seed by winning against Mays in the regular-season finale. The other four teams battling for playoff spots in the region will go head to head on Saturday when Miller Grove plays Southwest DeKalb and Stephenson plays Mays. Southwest DeKalb would be eliminated with a loss.
*Pope at Kell: The winner of this battle between east Cobb schools will take the Region 7-AAAAA Division B title and earn the No. 1 seed for the region play-in games next weekend. Kell has won seven consecutive games against the Greyhounds since losing the first game in the series in 2004, which was Kell’s second varsity season. Creekview and Sequoyah have clinched the top two spots in the other subregion.
*Looking ahead: The other four region champions will be determined next weekend when the top two teams meet in regular-season finales. Harris County will play at Thomas County Central in Region 1, Effingham County travels to Ware County in Region 3, Allatoona plays at East Paulding in Region 5, and Gainesville will play at Flowery Branch for the Region 8 crown.