Jefferson is playing Monroe Area tonight in a game that likely will decide the Region 8-AAA championship. Those schools haven't played each other in 70 years. Is that a record? No. In fact, it's only the third-longest separation among teams facing each other this season. Bainbridge played Seminole County on Aug. 17 for the first time since 1929. Bainbridge won the long-awaited rematch 35-0. Here are 32 games on this year's schedule played for the first time in at least 25 years. The years represent the most recent time they had played.
1929 - Bainbridge vs. Seminole Co.
1947 - Buford vs. Jonesboro
1948 - Jefferson vs. Monroe Area
1948 - Bremen vs. Cedartown
1955 - Dublin vs. ECI
1955 - Buford vs. Tucker
1965 - Vidalia vs. ECI
1967 - Tucker vs. Forest Park
1969 - Lakeside (Atlanta) vs. Decatur
1971 - Cartersville vs. Cherokee
1973 - Johnson (Gainesville) vs. Cross Keys
1973 - Dalton vs. Osborne
1973 - Cook vs. Westover
1975 - Greene Co. vs. Georgia Military
1975 - Thomas Co. Central vs. Cook
1975 - Berkmar vs. Cross Keys
1979 - Berkmar vs. Clarkston
1979 - Mount de Sales vs. Monticello
1981 - LaFayette vs. Fannin Co.
1981 - Turner Co. vs. Taylor Co.
1983 - Thomas Co. Central vs. Brooks Co.
1983 - West Laurens vs. Crisp Co.
1985 - Commerce vs. Hart Co.
1987 - Haralson Co. vs. Gordon Central
1987 - Fitzgerald vs. Dooly Co.
1989 - Dougherty vs. Columbus
1989 - Campbell vs. Villa Rica
1989 - Carrollton vs. East Coweta
1991 - Gordon Central vs. Gilmer
1993 - Crisp Co. vs. Thomasville
1993 - Newnan vs. Alexander
1993 - Rome vs. Marietta
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