Roswell vs. North Cobb:
This Roswell team is loaded with talent, but North Cobb doesn't back down to anyone. Auburn commit Chandler Wooten will have his hands full against the Roswell offense but it's the Hornets defense that will be the difference in the game. I don't see the Hornets losing at home. Some key players to watch for North Cobb are Chandler Wooten and CJ Cole. Roswell is led by Clemson DB commit LeAnthony Williams, four-star DB Xavier McKinney, quarterback Malik Willis, and their two receivers Jayden Comma and Corey Reed.
McEachern vs. Mill Creek:
One of the most interesting games of the week. The high powered Indian offense led by Bailey Hockman, Tyler Smith, and Genuine Potts go up against undefeated Mill Creek and one of the best defenses in the state. Mill Creek has dominated opponents all season and destroyed the state-champion Colquitt Country at the beginning of the year.
Grayson at Colquitt County:
The mighty Grayson Rams travel down south to try and dethrown the reigning state champions. The Packers were a disaster early in the season, but looks like a completely different team now. I don't think they have the talent to match Grayson though. The Packers do have linebacker JJ Peterson, a major Georgia target, but that won't be enough. Grayson is led on defense by Georgia target Deangelo Gibbs, South Carolina commit Jamyest Wiliams, three-star linebacker Breon Dixon, and sophomore Owen Pappoe. On offense the Rams are in good shape with Clemson commit Chase Brice at quarterback, Tony Gray at tackle, and the running back duo of Kurt Taylor and Ronald Thompkins.
Cartersville at Woodward Academy:
The two best teams in AAAA square off in the quarterfinals. Looks like the winner of this one will have a straight shot to the state championship. Five-star quarterback Trevor Lawrence has been terrific all year for the 'Canes, as has athlete Avery Showell, a Wake Forest commit. The Can'es have not played many close games this year even with a tough schedule, but this has the possibility to be the closest game they will play all year. Woodward Academy has had a great year going 11-1, and also have plenty of talent, especially underclassmen. All eyes will be on Lawrence but Woodward's Ryan Glover is also a very impressive passer himself. Senior receiver Josh Johnson is as reliable as they come, and should go up against Minnesota commit Trey Creamer of Cartersville. In the end I just don't see Cartersville losing the rest of the way. Woodward should keep it close though, and should have another strong team the next few seasons.
GAC at Liberty County:
Georgia commit Richard LeCounte leads Libery County against GAC and the nation's top ranked passer Davis Mills. Mills perfomed like a five-star when I watched him play against Pace Academy, and the Spartans have been rolling. Athlete Kyler McMichael is a dangerous weapon at running back. Christopher and Myles Hinton are both a force to deal with on the offense line. LeCounte will have opportunities to make plays, but GAC might be too much too handle.
Other notable games:
Westlake vs. Lowndes:
PLayers to watch include Westlake safety AJ Terrell, Georgia linebacker commit Jaden Hunter, and 2018 safety Myles Sims. Lowndes receiver Xavier Jenkins is a former Georgia commit.
Cairo vs. Jefferson:
Players to watch: Cairo linebacker Walter Grant, Jefferson lineman Caleb Chandler, and Jefferson back Colby Wood
Mary Persons vs. Blessed Trinity:
Players to watch: Persons defensive end Malik Herring, BT athlete Steele Chambers and JD Bertrand
Calhoun vs. Cedar Grove:
Players to watch: Georgia commits Netori Johnson and Justin Shaffer, receiver Jadon Haselwood, and Calhoun athletes Baylon and Brannon Spector.