Kendrick: The Cherokees arrive from Class AAA where they posted a 1-9 finish in 2019. The lone win came in a 28-27 win over Jordan in non-region play. Defensively, the team allowed 46.3 ppg in 2019 which is the most allowed in the school's 52-year history.
LaGrange: The Grangers will likely experience way more success in the upcoming years than they have in recent seasons. For starters, Sandy Creek, Cartersville, Cedartown and Chapel Hill are no longer region opponents and the program has been steadily improving following a winless 0-10 effort in 2017.
Shaw: The Raiders were highly-competitive in Region 1 this past season, but failed to make the playoffs with a 6-4 overall finish and 4-4 region record. The Raiders faced Kendrick in their season opener and posted a 48-14 victory.
Spencer: The Greenwave Owls are arriving from Class AA and are coming off a 3-7 season. A 1-5 record in region play snapped the school's four-year playoff streak and the offense averaged a 10-season low of just 12.2 ppg.
Troup: The Tigers are turning the page from First-Team All-State quarterback Kobe Hudson, who signed with Auburn following his stellar varsity career. The Tigers will be highly-competitive in Class AAAA for years to come and will likely stand as a top challenger to Carver-Columbus for the region crown.