Collins Hill and Etowah are the only undefeated teams that aren’t ranked in Class AAAAAA. They’ll get their chance Friday when each plays a Top 10 team.
Collins (4-0) is at home against No. 5 Peachtree Ridge and is the underdog despite beating the Lions 41-10 last season. Collins Hill, Peachtree Ridge and No. 1-ranked North Gwinnett are the only teams without loss in Region 7.
Etowah (5-0) is at No. 9 Milton in a game between two of the three teams that haven’t lost in Region 5. Walton is the other. Etowah edged Roswell 38-36 last week. Milton beat Roswell 33-3 the week before.
Other things to watch this week in AAAAAA:
Grayson and Brookwood, the only teams that have won Region 8 since 2004, have losing records, but they’ll be moving up again if they can win this week. Grayson (2-3, 2-1) is at Central Gwinnett (2-2, 2-0), and Brookwood (1-3, 1-1) is at Dacula (2-3, 2-1). Archer (5-0, 3-0) leads and plays at Shiloh (3-2, 1-2).
Region 1 should have its usual drama as No. 6 Camden County plays at Coffee, and Tift County plays at No. 3 Colquitt County. All four teams have 4-1 records. Meanwhile, Lowndes (3-2) is recovering from the loss of up to 10 players who left the program this week. The Vikings will be in Brunswick.
The Walton-Lassiter winner has won a region title five of the past six seasons. The East Cobb rivals will meet Friday at Walton’s Raider Valley in a Region 5 game. Walton is 3-2, 2-0. Lassiter is 2-3, 1-1.