GHSA Football Week 12 Preview: Games Of The Week With Region Titles And Final Standings On The Line
- A North Fulton battle will go down when the Roswell Hornets travel to the Alpharetta Raiders as the two teams will face off for the GHSA 6A Region 7 championship. Both teams not only come in at 5-0 in region play, but they are both riding five game win streaks. The Hornets have averaged 52 points per game in their last five games, while allowing just 6.6 ppg. Friday, the Hornets defense will face an offense in the Raiders that will look to keep pace as they have averaged nearly 43 ppg.
- Pebblebrook will head south to Sharpsburg to take on East Coweta in a game that will determine the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds. As both teams currently sit at 1-2 in region play, the Indians possess the No. 3 seed while the Falcons sit at No. 4. As both teams are already a lock for the playoffs, the outcome will have an impact on the final region standings. A win for Pebblebrook will move them to the No. 3 seed and drop East Coweta to No. 4, but a win by the Indians keeps the teams sitting where there currently sit.
- Lithia Springs is riding a five game win streak and look to close out the regular season with one more win to secure the No. 2 seed coming out of 5A Region 5. However, the win that the Lions will be seeking on Friday will have to come at the hands of the Mays Raiders, who currently sit in the No. 4 seed position. And while the Raiders will make the playoffs even with a loss, a win for Mays would potentially create a three way tie for the No. 2 seed, assuming that Maynard Jackson will close out their regular season with a win over Tri-Cities. The Raiders do have some momentum on their side as well as they have won their last three games, outscoring their opponents by a combined 150-0.
- Rematch time as the defending 3A state champs Cedar Grove will host Carver-Atlanta, who they defeated in the title game last season. For the Saints, who are 2-0 in region play, a win will crown them the Region 5 champions, but a win by the Panthers would force tie breaker rules to come into play for the second year in a row, assuming that Sandy Creek will close out the regular season with a win over the Douglass Astros on Friday.
- Regardless of the outcome on Friday, the Grayson Rams will be the No. 1 seed out of 7A Region as they secured their third region title in four seasons last week. However, the Rams will look to end the regular season with their fifth consecutive win and with a 9-1 record on Friday when they take on the Parkview Panthers. The Panthers got off to a great start with four straight wins, but after their loss to Mill Creek have split their last for games, dropping the last two and now sit in the No. 4 seed in the standings. While the Panthers have secured a playoff position, closing out with a win gives them an outside shot at moving into the No. 3 seed, but they will need help from Archer, who takes on the Newton Rams, the current No. 3 seed.