Here are some of the other top games involving Class AAAAA teams this weekend:
- Alexander (4-0, 3-0) at Allatoona (4-1, 3-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday: Defending 5-AAAAA champion Allatoona has won four consecutive games since losing to East Paulding in the opener, and the Buccaneers have a chance to move into first place when they meet the region's only remaining unbeaten team. Alexander and Allatoona are followed closely by four teams – East Paulding, New Manchester, Paulding County and South Paulding – that are 2-1. Alexander was undefeated last year until it lost to Allatoona 62-21.
- Gainesville (3-1, 3-0) at Salem (4-1, 3-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday: Salem suffered its first loss of the season last weekend when it fell 35-34 in overtime against Winder-Barrow, and the Seminoles look to rebound against one of the two unbeaten teams in 8-AAAAA play. Gainesville will try to avoid looking ahead to next weekend's showdown with defending region champion Lanier (5-0, 4-0).
- Riverwood (4-1, 2-0) at Sprayberry (4-1, 2-0), 7:30 p.m. Friday: Defending 7-AAAAA champion Kell's loss to Cambridge last week has opened the door in Division B, and Sprayberry and Riverwood are poised to take advantage. The winner of this game will move into first place, a half-game ahead of Cambridge (if it beats North Atlanta). Sprayberry won 31-24 in two overtimes in 2014.
- Starr's Mill (4-0, 1-0) at Drew (3-1, 1-0), 7:30 p.m. Friday (Southern Crescent Stadium): Northgate (5-0, 2-0) is the leader in 4-AAAAA Division A, but Drew and Starr's Mill are right behind the Vikings. Drew won the subregion last year and faced Stockbridge in the region championship game. Starr's Mill finished third in the subregion but won a play-in game to reach the state playoffs.