(Saturday) No. 2 (Public) Wilcox County at No. 9 (Public) Turner County. The Patriots will put their undefeated (12-0) record on the line against their Region 2 rivals from Ashburn. Wilcox won the first meeting, 70-53, back on December 19. Turner (11-3) had won seven straight since the loss, before the Rebels were tripped up on the road by an unranked but good team from Macon County (54-45) on Wednesday.
(Friday) No. 4 (Private) Holy Innocents' at No. 6 (Private) Galloway. This is the first meeting between two of the three teams – Holy Innocents', Galloway and Wesleyan – in Region 5 that are capable of winning a state title. Holy Innocents' (10-5), the defending state champs, has played a monster non-region schedule. The Bears' losses have come to the top ranked team in Tennessee, Ensworth of Nashville, Class AAAAA No. 1 Buford, Class AAAAAA No. 2 Forest Park, the top ranked team in Alabama, Hoover, and Class AAAAAA No. 1 Lovejoy. Galloway (13-3) has only loss to ranked teams as well, though two were at the hands of private Class A teams – No. 5 Mt. Paran and No. 6 Greenforest.
(Friday) No. 3 (Private) Wesleyan vs. Paideia. This is the first in a tough two-game stretch this weekend for the Wolves, who have lost just two games this season (12-2), both to teams ranked No. 1 – Class AAAAA Buford and Class AAAAAA Lovejoy. Paideia is unranked (11-3) but the Pythons are well on their way to advancing to the state playoffs for the 19th time in the past 20 seasons.
(Saturday) No. 3 (Private) Wesleyan vs. Class AA No. 2 Douglass. The Wolves will face defending Class AA champion Douglass in the final game of the annual Hudl Krossover Classic at Archer High School. Douglass is led by 6-foot-3 senior forward Ikenya King and junior guard Ashuntee Weems, considered by many to be one of the state's best backcourt players.
(Saturday) No. 3 (Public) Clinch County at Lanier County. The Panthers are 10-1, but still looking to earn respect. The majority of their wins have come against teams with losing records. Their only loss this season was to Turner County (61-57), which is unranked at 8-6.