Friday might bring the best night of games until the playoffs in Class AAAAAA.
No. 1 North Gwinnett, No. 2 Colquitt County and defending champion Norcross all play home games on Friday against current or recent Top 10 teams in Class AAAAAA.
Collins Hill plays at Norcross in a game that matches Region 7s leading passers. North Gwinnett’s Hayden Sphire is 110-of-180 for 1,649 yards, 25 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Collins Hill’s Tyler Herman is 100-of-159 for 1,550 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. Collins Hill, ranked No. 9 and 6-1, needs a good showing after losing to Norcross 28-0 last week.
- Valdosta, unranked and 5-2, has beaten Colquitt County three consecutive times. Colquitt County coach Rush Propst is 1-4 against Valdosta, which won the 2012 game 38-36 after taking a 38-14 lead into the final minutes.
- Peachtree Ridge, ranked No. 6 and 6-2, presents to Norcross the challenge of a balanced offense. Chance Thrasher has thrown for 1,483 yards, and Jordan Ellis is Gwinnett County’s leading rusher with 1,000 yards.
Other games to watch in AAAAAA –
Archer (8-0, 6-0) can clinch its first region title in history with a victory over South Gwinnett (2-5, 2-3) in Region 8.
Hughes (6-1, 2-0) plays at East Coweta (4-3, 2-0) for what should decide the Region 3 title.
Alpharetta (5-2) effectively will end the race in Region 6 if the Raiders can win at home Friday against Lambert (4-3, 3-1).