Marietta at Walton: Don’t be surprised if these teams don’t win their regions. Walton, of Region 5, is ranked No. 7 with victories over Pope (49-0) and Brookwood (34-30) and a loss to No 4 Mill Creek (47-41). Marietta is 1-3 but a contender to win Region 3, which doesn’t have a current ranked team. The Blue Devils’ losses are to ranked opponents Grayson, Roswell and North Cobb.
Northside-Warner Robins at North Cobb: North Cobb is playing without its Super 11 quarterback, Malachi Singleton, who is injured, and it comes during a rough stretch in the schedule. The Warriors beat Marietta 35-21 in Singleton’s absence, but the next three games are against Northside, Milton and Walton. Northside is 1-2 against a tough schedule and made the 6A quarterfinals last season.