No. 1 Public Irwin County (0-1) vs. Class 4A Monroe (1-1)
The defending state champions lost their opener to Class 2A No. 3 Fitzgerald 18-15. Irwin County outgained Fitzgerald 324-124 but surrendered a 91-yard drive in the fourth quarter that forced overtime. QB Cody Soliday was 9-of-14 passing for 137 yards. Freshman RB Shane Marshall ran for 76 yards on 11 carries. Monroe has been involved to two blowouts this season: a 42-6 loss to Appling County in Week 1 and a 36-0 win over Shaw last week. This will be the first meeting between the two schools.
No. 7 Private Manchester (1-0) at Class 2A Heard County (2-0)
Manchester defeated Class 2A Haralson County, 18-15, in its season opener. Tyquavious Hamp returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown in the first half, and Tre Dunlop scored the game-winning TD in the third quarter. Manchester held Haralson County to minus-74 total yards in the second half and finished the game with sacks by Kejuanee Terry and Grant Brown. Heard County, the 2018 Class 2A state champions, is 2-0 under new head coach Shane Lasseter. The Braves lead the series 11-7 and have won the last seven in a row and 11 of the last 12. Heard County won last season, 35-20.
Other key matchups:
No. 10 Private Athens Academy (1-1) vs. (South Carolina Independent Schools Association) Augusta Christian (1-0)
No. 4 Private Calvary Day (2-0) vs. (Georgia Independent Schools Association) Frederica Academy (1-0)
No. 9 Public Wilcox County (0-1) vs. Schley County (1-0)
No. 10 Public Lincoln County (1-0) vs. Class 2A Westside-Augusta (1-0)