The Mill Creek-Central Gwinnett is a battle of unbeatens, but Mill Creek is a traditional power ranked No. 4 in the class while Central is a feel-good turnaround story that has feasted on a weaker schedule. So the game is not expected to be close.
The Region 4 games are probably the most interesting. Brookwood and Archer are traditionally good, though each has faltered out of the gate. Brookwood is 2-3 and Archer 1-4, though both have played tough schedules.
Parkview and South Gwinnett are each 4-1. Parkview has won four of the past seven in the series, all games decided by 14 points or fewer.
Grayson (4-1), ranked No. 10, tries to bounce back from a loss to Lowndes in a game at Newton (3-2) and is only an eight-point favorite. Grayson beat Newton 15-7 last season.
Below is the schedule with the computer Maxwell Ratings projections and the regions.
Brookwood vs Archer -20 [Region 4]
Discovery vs Berkmar -31 [Region 7]
Mill Creek vs Central Gwinnett -48 [Region 8]
Mountain View vs Dacula -16 [Region 8]
Grayson at Newton -8 [Region 4]
Parkview vs South Gwinnett -16 [Region 4]
Walton at North Paulding -13
Buford vs Collins Hill -26 [Region 8]
Norcross vs Duluth -38 [Region 7]
North Gwinnett vs Meadowcreek -12 [Region 7]