Westside Macon (5-0) at Jackson (3-1): The winner of this game will take a big step toward setting up a showdown with Peach County for a possible first-game game in Region 2-AAA. Knowlton is off to a great start for Westside. The quarterback has thrown for 726 yards and 12 touchdowns, 23 of them to Gerimie Mitchell and 20 to Steve Dolphus. The Seminoles can run the ball, too: Donta Pate (300 yards), Lakelvin Clark (270 yards) and Nygel Woodard (261 yards) make up a nice trio. Jackson is led by quarterback Shaderious Crowder and running back Antavius Grier, who is also a game-breaking returner. The two teams met for the first time last year, with Westside prevailing 31-14.
Laney (2-3) at Washington County (1-4): This could determine the winner in Region 3-AAA, which is experiencing a league-wide slump. Laney has been hard to figure out all year; the Wildcats lost 3-0 to Class AA No. 7 Dublin but turned around and whipped then-No. 3 Westminster 10-3, only to lay an egg against Elbert County. Washington County (1-4) finally got a win last week at Glenn Hills.
Other meaningful games this week include: Cook at Tattnall, Pierce County at Brantley County, Coahulla Creek at Murray County, Fannin County at Banks County, Dawson County at East Hall, Morgan County at East Jackson.
Everyone in Region 4 and Region 5 have the week off.