Maynard Jackson (left) and Carver will face off in football for the first time on Saturday, 4 p.m., at Lakewood Stadium, in the Class AAAAA-Region 6 opener for both teams.
Maynard Jackson (1-2) and Carver (2-1) face each other for the first time when the Jaguars and Panthers meet Saturday, 4 p.m., at Lakewood Stadium.
The teams compete in Class AAAAA-Region 6 this season, along with Banneker (Fulton County), Decatur, Grady, Lithia Springs (Douglas County), North Springs (Fulton County) and Riverwood (Fulton County). Region competition is important because the top four teams in each region at the end of the regular season will advance to the state playoffs in November. Mays, North Atlanta and Grady face region foes this weekend as well.
Here is the rest of this weekend’s slate of games (all on Friday, unless otherwise noted):
B.E.S.T. Academy (1-3) at Westside-Macon (1-2), Saturday, 2 p.m., Bibb County Sports Complex in Macon
(Class AAAAA-Region 6) Grady (2-1) at Lithia Springs (0-3), 7:30 p.m., Lions Stadium in Lithia Springs
(Class AAAAAA-Region 5) Mays (2-1) at New Manchester (Douglas County) (0-3), 7:30 p.m., New Manchester Stadium in Douglasville
(Class AAAAAA-Region 7) North Atlanta (1-2) at Chattahoochee (Fulton County) (1-2), 7:30, The Arena in Alpharetta
South Atlanta (1-3) vs. Forest Park (Clayton County) (0-4), 7:30 p.m., Lakewood Stadium
Washington (1-3) at Newnan (Coweta County) (1-2), 7:30, Drake Stadium in Newnan