Prep football: A look at tonight's games

Several big games are on tap tonight. Midland Valley is at South Aiken with a home playoff game at stake, and Hephzibah tries to keep pace in the Region 3-AAAA race when it takes on Richmond Academy.

Here's a look at the weekend's games:

FRIDAY

l Lincoln County at Wilkinson County: All that’s on the line between these two top-10 teams is the Region 7-A title.

l Thomson at Burke County: Wounded Bears’ defense might be getting what it needs: an opposing offense that has produced 7 or fewer points three of the past four games.

l Washington County at Baldwin: Region 3-AAA title on the line; Baldwin is the defending champion and has won four games in a row.

l Screven County at Jefferson County: The Warriors can clinch region title with a win; the Gamecocks need to win to keep playoff hopes alive.

l Laney at East Laurens: The Wildcats will not make the playoffs but can still finish .500 or better for 10th consecutive season.

l Dodge County at Swainsboro: The Tigers have only lost to Jefferson County and clinches a home playoff game with a win.

l Aquinas at Hancock Central: The Irish can finish .500 if they win their final two games.

l Washington-Wilkes at Warren County: Screaming Devils have clinched a playoff berth, now they can try and move up the seeding ladder.

l Hammond at Augusta Christian: The Lions, winners of two in a row, have reason to believe they can knock off three-time defending state champion.

l Jenkins County at Wheeler County: Eagles are attempting to post third consecutive win; Wheeler County is just 1-7.

l Butler at Lakeside: The Panthers are just passing the time until playoffs, hoping Hephzibah and Evans will stumble.

l Cross Creek at Evans: The Razorbacks churned out 280 yards in upset of Richmond Academy last week and still have a shot at the playoffs if they win out.

l Harlem at Josey: Once thought to be on the way to a winless season, the Bulldogs have a great shot to match last season’s four victories.

l Hephzibah at Richmond Academy: The Rebels had 409 yards of offense last year in a 23-0 win over the Musketeers that earned them home playoff game.

l Westside at Glenn Hills: The Spartans are still kicking themselves over loss to Richmond Academy, which will likely keep them out of the playoffs.

l Dutch Fork at Aiken, 8 p.m.: The Hornets now looking for second consecutive win.

l Fox Creek at Ridge Spring-Monetta: The Trojans could win third in a row.

l Midland Valley at South Aiken: Winner gets home game in first round of state playoffs.

l North Augusta at Lexington: Annual matchup averaging 58.7 points per game over past three years.

l Silver Bluff at Barnwell: The Warhorses need a win or a Ridgeland loss at Edisto to make playoffs.

l Strom Thurmond at Gilbert: The Rebels are warming up for playoff push.

l Wagener-Salley at North: Last chance for 0-9 War Eagles to get a win.

l Williston-Elko at Blackville-Hilda: The Blue Devils going for a perfect regular season.

l Brentwood at Nathanael Greene: Brentwood ruined Edmund Burke’s perfect regular season last week and should take a three-game winning streak into the postseason.

l Thomas Jefferson at Briarwood: This is actually a nonregion game; Jags won region meeting 21-7 earlier in the season.

l Edmund Burke at Bulloch: The Spartans will be looking to rebound following their first loss.

Saturday

l Greenbrier at Stephenson: The Wolfpack have a tall order in front of them – Stephenson is a nationally-ranked team and is 8-0 on the year.

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