Westside at Josey
The Patriots clinch a spot in the state playoffs with a victory. Though they’re dealing with some injuries, they should stop their losing streak at three games and punch their ticket to the postseason.
Jefferson County at Thomson
Expect the Bulldogs to complete an unbeaten regular season. Jefferson County has a strong defense, but Thomson has too many playmakers to be kept quiet for very long.
Lakeside at Warner Robins
Lakeside is in the playoffs, but it would like to bring momentum there by beating a powerful Demons squad. Warner Robins just lost to Northside by seven, so it’ll be fired up to return to its winning ways.
Warner Robins, 41-21
Richmond Academy at South Effingham
The Musketeers have won three in a row to get the subregion’s No. 2 seed for the play-in game. But Richmond Academy not only has to win on the road, but it also must beat a team it has struggled against. In two games – 2004 and 2005 – South Effingham has outscored the Musketeers 62-0.
South Effingham, 27-14
Cross Creek at Statesboro
Like Richmond Academy, Cross Creek is in a play-in game. But the Razorbacks have a much higher hill to climb, considering the Blue Devils are 7-2. In two meetings, Statesboro has won by a combined 109-7, but those were in 2002 and 2003.
Burke County at Wayne County
This is for the Region 3-AAAA title. Burke County has already defeated Wayne County, getting a 50-21 rout the first week in October. The Bears visit the Yellow Jackets this time, but Burke County shouldn’t have too much trouble getting the win.
Burke County, 41-24
Aquinas at First Presbyterian
The Irish have posted consecutive blowout wins after they dropped two in a row, so perhaps Aquinas is rounding into form again. Brendan Douglas has been hindered by a broken hand, but Aquinas could win again.