Grayson, Dacula Tangle In Battle Of Unbeatens

With 3 weeks remaining in the regular season, the push is on for teams to secure those spots in the GHSA Football State Playoffs. While many of this week’s matchups will determine who stays in the hunt for a post season berth, the main event is in Gwinnett where a region title is on the line.

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The (8-0) Grayson Rams will invade the (7-0) Dacula Falcons, with the winner leaving in the driver’s seat in region 8 AAAAAA. Grayson shutout a surging Central Gwinnett team 28-0 last week, while Dacula comes into the contest on the heels of 35-29 win over Brookwood.

Meanwhile there are a pair of great matchups in region 7 AAAAAA, where defending region and two time defending state champion Norcross visits Peachtree Ridge. While Collins Hill visits Mill Creek in a battle of the birds. Norcross is in first place with Peachtree Ridge, Collins Hill, Mill Creek and North Gwinnett all tied for second place. Last season Mill Creek finished at (6-4) and missed out on the post season.

Buford at (7-0) will hit the road to (5-2) North Occonee.Lanier is still perfect at (7-0) and will meet (5-2) Salem. Alpharetta at (6-1) will welcome (5-2)South Forsyth in a battle for first place in region 6 AAAAAA. Region 5 AAAAAA has a pair of big games (6-2) Cherokee meets (5-2) Roswell, and (6-1) Milton visits (5-3) Woodstock.

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Down on the southside a showdown between two schools separated by six miles, as (5-1) Westlake visits (6-1) Langston Hughes. Both teams are a perfect 4-0 in region play. There is a running backs showcase at Sandy Creek, where the unbeaten Patriots welcome (6-1) Woodward Academy. The War Eagles weapon of choice is Junior Elijah Holyfield who has rushed for over 900 yards so far this season. Sandy Creek will counter with Eric Swinney who has rushed for over 1 thousand yards so far.

One other game to watch for is in the city, where (6-1) Carver squares off with (5-2) Mays at Lakewood Stadium. A Panther win would lock up the sub region title, but a Mays win would put defending state champion Creekside in the top spot. It is set for an 8pm kickoff.

These are the games that mean the most,so pack a sweater or jacket and head out to support the school in your area this week.

Don’t forget to join us Saturday morning for the High School Football Power Hour from 7am-8am on Sports radio 92.9 The game. We will recap Friday night and have interviews with our special guests.

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