PELHAM, Ga. (WTXL) - It's the final week of the regular season for high school football teams in the Big Bend and in South Georgia.
In South Georgia, there's a Region title is on the line in A Region 1 play in Georgia, and that's not all, bragging rights are up for grabs as well.
Pelham hosts Mitchell County on Friday, two schools that are less than 12 miles apart.
"Everybody in the county will be trying to get to this game," said Pelham head coach Dondrial Pinkins. "The atmosphere in itself is going to be great. The kids will be hyped, everybody will be looking forward to it, but we just want our kids to go out and play well."
"This is a game that's marked early on in the calendar by everybody in the community," added Deshon Brock, head coach at Mitchell County. "We just want to focus on the next opponent. For this Friday, they are the next opponent. It's the biggest game in town obviously, and we just want to focus on us."
Pelham has five shut-outs on the year, and they'll have their hands full with the Eagles, as Mitchell County is putting up 40 points a game.
Just like last year, these two are undefeated in Region play heading into the showdown, and like last year, and in 2016 as well, the winner claims the Region title.
Mitchell County snapped a four game skid to the Hornets last season, and these two coaches expect a similar showdown in 2018.
"Being at home, you have the 12th man factor, which our crowd will be behind them," said Pinkins, whose team lost at Pelham last year. "This year we will be at home and hopefully it works in our favor.
"Obviously there's a rivalry, two schools in the same county playing at a high level" said Brock. "Add a Region Championship, top four seed, and a first round bye, there's a lot at stake on Friday Night's game."
Friday's game kicks off at 7:30 at Pelham.