Look-ahead spots loom before biggest Friday of season
By David Purdum / For the AJC
The biggest Friday of the season is next week. But, in order for Nov. 1 to reach its full potential, some top-ranked teams need to take care of business this Friday.
No. 2 Carrollton hosts No. 1 Sandy Creek next week in the game of the year in AAAA. But first Carrollton must contend with an upstart Alexander team had the lead against Sandy Creek with six minutes to play last week, before falling, 52-42. Sandy Creek plays LaGrange on Friday.
Here are some brief notes about other look-ahead spots:
- Locust Grove hosts Stockbridge next week in a game that could decide the top seed out of Region 4-AAAA Division A. But first the Wildcats must get past vastly improved Eagle’s Landing. The Golden Eagles went 3-37 the past the four seasons, but head into Friday’s home game at 6-2 and 2-1 in region play.
- No. 4 Monroe Area travels to Madison County on Friday, before taking on Chestatee on the road next week. Chestatee is unbeaten in Region 8-AAAA. The War Eagles host Lumpkin County on Friday.
- No. 6 Mary Persons (7-0, 4-0 Region 2-AAAA) travels to Baldwin on Friday, before returning home to face Veterans. Mary Persons and Veterans are the only two teams unbeaten in Region 2-AAAA play. Veterans (4-3, 4-0 Region 2-AAAA) hosts West Laurens on Friday.
- Running back Nick Chubb and No. 7 Cedartown (7-0, 2-0 Region 7-AAAA, Division A) travel to Cass on Friday, before returning home to face Gilmer next week. Gilmer (6-1, 2-0 Region 7-AAAA, Division A) hosts River Ridge on Friday. Chubb, a Georgia commitment, has rushed for 1,887 yards and scored 29 touchdowns this season.
- Carver (5-2, 3-0 Region 6-AAAA, Division B) takes on Washington (6-1, 2-1 Region 6-AAAA, Division B) at Lakewood Stadium on Friday. Carver travels to Grady next week. Grady (6-1, 3-0 Region 6-AAAA, Division B) and Carver are the only unbeaten team Region 6-AAAA play.