The football regular season is coming down to the wire, with most Class AA teams having two games left to make either the playoffs or jockey for each region’s top four postseason berths. Some teams are on the bubble, others’ playoff spots are pretty much certain. Some are closing in on undefeated regular seasons.
Here are some key games to keep an eye on:
– Model (5-3, 4-1) at Calhoun (8-0, 5-0): No. 1 Calhoun, defending state champion, is going for its 24th straight victory since losing to Buford in the 2010 final. The Region 7-AA Yellow Jackets come in having shut out their last two opponents Murray County and Armuchee 69-0 and 53-0 and having allowed only one of their last four foes to score. Last week, Calhoun’s Taylor Lamb passed for five touchdowns and 295 yards, including 118 to Tydus Curtis.
– Toombs County (6-2, 5-2) at Vidalia (8-0, 7-0): The No. 3 Indians of 2-AA are vying for their first unbeaten regular season since finishing 12-1 and reaching the quarterfinals against Laney in 2004. Last week the Indians turned back Bacon County 14-10, capped by D.J. Mincey’s 42-yard scoring pass to Shaawn Hunter. Vidalia’s Juan Foster rushed for 93 yards.
– Lamar County (7-0-1, 5-0) at Macon County (3-5, 3-2): The No. 6 Trojans are at this point largely because of defense, having generated 11 fumbles and 11 interceptions, nearly three turnovers a game. Last week’s 39-7 Region 4-AA win over Bleckley County featured a season-high six turnovers, including three fumbles and two interceptions. The first five led takeaways to points, according to the Macon Telegraph.
– Spencer (3-5, 3-3) at Heard County (8-0, 6-0): No. 8 Heard is nearing its first perfect regular season since going 11-1 and losing to Lovett in the second round in 2006. The 5-AA Braves beat Temple 62-27 last week, when Duranta Dunson scored three touchdowns and rushed for 107 yards. Damon Pearson returned a kickoff 62 yards for another score.