MITCHELL COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - Most high school football teams have already locked in a spot to the postseason, but there are still some Championships to be won. In Georgia, the A Region 1 title is still up for grabs, and it all comes down to Friday night.
Both Mitchell County and Pelham are 7-1 in Region play, and the winner of Friday's contest claims the Region title.
Not only is the match-up for Region bragging rights, but it's also a rivalry. Mitchell County and Pelham High Schools are less than 12 miles from each other, which both coaches agree, adds a unique element to this game.
"This comes down to pride," said Mitchell County's Larry Cornelius. "This last game, it comes down to playoff seedings. We treat this just like any game. I know that's kind of hard to do, begin a rivalry, but we have to take care of our p's and q's."
"They're going to come in excited, they're going to come in ready to play, especially try to take one from us in our territory," added Pelham's Dondrial Pinkins.
Both offenses are high powered and both teams are riding win streaks heading in to the match-up.
"We're both in the top ten in points scored, but no one is really talking about defense," said Cornelius. "It's going to be a defensive game. Whoever has the better defense, and holds on to the football is going to win this game."
"If we come out and focus on our game plan, what our coaches are teaching our guys to do, I think we'll be victorious," said Pinkins.
Friday's match-up kicks off at 7:00 at Pelham.