All games start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Stockbridge (4-1) at Henry County (2-3)
Series: Stockbridge leads 18-17-1
Storylines: After dropping its first game of the season to Dutchtown, Stockbridge is on a roll with four wins in a row. A victory against their arch rivals tonight could go along way in sending the Tigers to just their second postseason ever. The Tigers last made the playoffs in 1983. Henry County is lookng to put back-to-back wins together for the first time this year after beating Locust Grove last week.
Prediction: Stockbridge 28, Henry County 21
Mount Zion (5-0) at Lovejoy (5-0)
at Twelve Oaks
Series: Mount Zion leads 11-7.
Storylines: Both Mt. Zion and Lovejoy opened their doors in 1990 and now in their 21st season of playing football, both teams are ranked in the paper's Top-5 poll. Lovejoy is ranked second and Mount. Zion third. Both unbeaten teams are 5-0 heading into the contest.
Prediction: Lovejoy 28, Mt. Zion 27
Dutchtown (5-0) at Union Grove (2-3)
Series: First Meeting
Storyline: Even though the two schools are located just a few miles a part, Friday night will be the first meeting ever between the two programs. Dutchtown is off to its best start ever and Union Grove is riding a two-game winning streak after dropping its first three contests. It's homecoming at Union Grove and Dutchtown would like nothing better than to spoil the party.
Prediction: Dutchtown 17, Union Grove 14
Tri-Cities (4-2) vs. North Clayton (4-1)
at Southern Crescent Stadium
Series: First meeting:
Storyline: The North Clayton Eagles have earned shutouts in three of their four victories this season. A week ago, it gave up jut six points in its 20-6 win against Banneker. The Eagles' only loss game against Lovejoy in overtime. All four of Tri-Cities' wins have come against teams from Clayton County, including Jonesboro, Forest Park, Riverdale and Mundy's Mill. It also lost to Lovejoy.
Prediction: North Clayton 35, Tri-Cities 21
Ola (1-4) at Woodland (1-4)
Series: First meeting:
Storyline: This game features two teams in desperate need of a win. Both teams won their season opener, with Woodland beating Fayette County, and Ola knocking off rival Ola., but neither teams has won since.
Prediction: Woodland 28, Ola 21
ELCA at Strong Rock
Drew at Eastside
Sandy Creek at Locust Grove
Banneker at Morrow (Tara)
Tri-Cities at North Clayton (Southern Crescent)
Riverdale at Forest Park
Luella at M.L. King
Last Week: 5-0