Whitefield Academy (7-1, 6-0 in Region 6-Division B) at No. 5 (Private) Fellowship Christian (8-0, 6-0)(Preview courtesy of Georgia High School Football Daily) The winner of this game will clinch first place in subregion B of Region 6-A and move on to face fourth-ranked Darlington in the region championship game next weekend. The two programs, both of which are less than 20 years old, have won two region titles each - Fellowship Christian in 2007 and 2016, Whitefield Academy in 2007 and 2008. Whitefield Academy has won six consecutive games since a 43-21 loss to Prince Avenue Christian on Aug. 30. Freshman Ayden Duncanson has run for 505 yards and passed for 640 this season. RB/LB Jaden Griffith had 73 yards rushing, made 10 tackles and returned an interception 73 yards for a touchdown in a 42-7 victory over rival Walker last week. Fellowship Christian averages 48 points per game, fourth-best among all Class A schools, and has scored at least 42 in every game. The Paladins average 344.5 yards rushing and attempt fewer than 10 passes per game. Murphy Reeves (97 carries, 971 yards, 12 touchdowns) is the leading rusher, but Jayven Hall (57-483-9) and Josh Cole (42-446-9) are significant contributors. Fellowship won last year's contest, 44-42.
No. 8 Darlington (8-0, 5-0 in Region 6-Division A) at North Cobb Christian (6-2, 3-2)Darlington has already secured a spot in next week's Region championship game, against either No. 5 Fellowship Christian or Whitefield Academy. So, this week's game at NCC is about maintaining the Tigers' No. 3 power rating and avenging the program's first loss to the Eagles, who went to Rome last season and registered a signature win for the NCC program, 35-21. In the two previous meetings in 2016 and 2017, Darlington had outscored the Eagles 70-14. The Tigers are coming off a 31-0 win over Bowdon. Kolin Rogers rushed for 120 yards and three touchdowns, while Griffin Brewster was 10-of-12 passing for 147 yards and a touchdown. NCC is attempting to rebound from a 21-20 loss to Christian Heritage last week. The Eagles gave up a blocked point after kick late in the game, which proved to be the difference.