Public No. 6 Macon County (4-1, 3-0 in Region 5) vs. Schley County (3-2, 1-2). Macon County stormed back from a 21-3 deficit in the first half last week against previous No. 8 Taylor County, but went on to outscore the Vikings 49-30 the rest of the way for a 52-33 win. Senior RB Davion “Smokey” Clark rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries, and junior RB/DB Brandon Cochran rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries, as the Bulldogs had more than 500 total yards. After missing the playoffs from 2008 to 2017, Schley County has advanced to the post season for three consecutive years. But that streak could be in jeopardy as the Wildcats sit fifth in the region, have already lost to two teams in front of them (Taylor County, 33-14, and Marion County, 15-14), and probably needs to knock off either Macon County or upstart undefeated No. 10 Chattahoochee County. Schley is led by senior RB/DB Zamon Ross, who reportedly has offers from East Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Kentucky and Nebraska. Macon County won last season’s meeting, 24-18.
No. 8 North Cobb Christian (4-1) vs. Bowdon (3-3). North Cobb Christian is coming off of a two-week bye. The last time they played, things didn’t end well as the Eagles dynamic wing-T offense was shut down by private No. 4 Fellowship Christian, 27-0. Senior RB/LB Caleb Cannon leads Cobb County in rushing with 708 yards and seven touchdowns. After starting the season 0-3, with all three loses coming at the hands of Class 2A schools (Temple, Bremen, and No. 5 Haralson County) with a combined record of 13-2, the Red Devils have won three straight. Bowdon won last season, 27-21.