Jackson (4-4) at Stockbridge (5-3)
Series: Jackson leads 7-1
Storyline: Stockbridge can secure the region's No. 4 seed for the Class AAA playoffs with a win. They currently have a half-game lead over Jackson for the final playoff spot. Stockbridge will close its season next week against region-leader Sandy Creek while the Red Devils end their regular season against winless Eagle's Landing next week. Stockbridge is averaging 21 points per game while Jackson is surrendering 18 points per game. Jackson will be without starting quarterback Ben Cawthon sustained a neck and back injury in last week's game against Drew.
Prediction: Stockbridge 18, Jackson 14.
Lovejoy (8-0) at Creekside (8-0)
Storyline: A win by Lovejoy will give them the Region 4-AAAA championship and the No. 1 seed from the region in the playoffs. The Seminoles are led by the Berry twins - Elliot and Evan, who are the younger brother Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry. Evan, a quarterback, has passed for 1,287 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushed for 603 yards and eight touchdowns. Elliott has rushed for 542 yards and two touchdowns. The Wildcats have 31 sacks for 188 yards in losses, plus another 54 tackles for loss for 134 yards.
Prediction: Lovejoy 28, Creekside 21
Woodland (2-6) at Dutchtown (7-1)
Series: First meeting
Storyline: Woodland will be trying to rebound from their first loss of the season. This is expected to be another emotional game for the Bulldogs as their season play final regular-season home game. Dutchtown's six point against Griffin last week was the team's lowest point production in the last 10 games. Woodland snapped a six-game losing streak with an 18-16 win over Alcovy last week. For the season, the Wolfpack has been averaging only 14 points a game while Dutchtown is averaging 24 points while yielding only six per contest. Dutchtown starting running back Mychael Brown and starting linebacker Ryan Sponable will not play because of injuries.
Prediction: Dutchown 24, Woodland 10
Banneker vs. Mount Zion
at Twelve Oaks Stadium
Storyline: This is the first meeting between the two schools since the 1997 season when Mount Zion won 35-6. Both teams saw their playoff hopes disappear last week in different fashion. Mount Zion had to forfeit five games after self-reporting to the Georgia High School Association that it used an ineligible player this season. Banneker lost 28-20 to end its playoff chances. In four previous games at a Clayton County stadium this season, the Trojans are 3-1 with its lone loss coming to Lovejoy at Twelve Oaks Stadium.
Prediction: Mount Zion 21, Banneker 12
Henry County vs. Drew
at Southern Crescent Stadium
Storyline: After starting the season 1-3, Henry County has won its last four games to take a game lead over Eastside for the No. 2 spot in the region behind second-ranked Sandy Creek. The importance of finishing No. 2 in the region will give the Warhawks at least a first round playoff game in two weeks. Drew lost last week to Jackson to end its playoff hopes in the Titans first full varsity season. The Titans are averaging a region low nine points a game will giving up an average of 24 points.
Prediction: Henry County 28, Drew 7
Last week: 5-1