The Eagles are tied with Cherokee and Walton for third place in 5AAAAAA.
Milton helped its postseason cause last week with a 28-21 victory over Walton, snapping a 13-game losing streak against its east Cobb rival and beating the Raiders for the first time since 1994.
Chad Toliver was a big reason for the Eagles’ success, rushing for 180 yards on 23 carries and three touchdowns – scoring on a 99-yard kickoff return in the first quarter as well as runs of 21 and 6 yards.
Milton leads its series with Cherokee 15-14, taking the lead with a 49-7 victory last year.
Lassiter Trojans (5-3, 4-1) at Roswell Hornets (4-4, 2-3): Roswell will try to keep its state playoff hopes alive when it hosts Region 5AAAAAA rival Lassiter at the Hornets Nest Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The Hornets are in sixth place, only a game behind third-place teams Milton, Cherokee and Walton, so a win could help keep them in the postseason picture.
Roswell will try to bounce back after a 34-29 loss to Cherokee last Friday. Mechane Slade rushed for 87 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns, while quarterback James Whitaker completed 17-of-26 passes for 179 yards and one score to lead the effort.
Roswell leads the series 14-9. but Lassiter has won the last three games between the two teams – including last year’s contest 28-14.
Alpharetta Raiders (6-2, 5-0) at Centennial Knights (1-7, 1-4): Alpharetta can clinch the Region 6AAAAAA championship with a win as it goes on the road to face north Fulton rival Centennial Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The Raiders are one game ahead of South Forsyth and West Forsyth, who are tied for second and are playing each other Friday.
Alpharetta has beaten both South Forsyth and West Forsyth and have the tie-break advantage, so a win would give it the 6AAAAAA title and the top seed from that region in the Class AAAAAA state playoffs.
Both teams are going in opposite directions, with Alpharetta on a five-game winning streak and Centennial on a four-game losing skid.
The Raiders defeated Lambert 14-12, with quarterback Austin King completing 14-of-23 passes for 212 yards and Khari Cobbs recording eight tackles – including two for loss.
Meanwhile, Centennial will try to bounce back from a 28-24 loss to North Forsyth.
Alpharetta leads the series 5-2 and beat Centennial 41-23 in last year’s contest.
Sequoyah Chiefs (6-2, 3-1) at Cambridge Bears (3-5, 2-2): Cambridge attempt to stay alive in the Class AAAAA state playoff picture as it goes on the road to face Sequoyah in a Region 7AAAAA, subregion A contest Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The Bears will try to maintain its momentum after beating North Springs 52-23 last week.
It is only the second meeting between the two teams, with Sequoyah winning the first contest 42-0 last year.
St. Pius X Golden Lions (6-2, 3-1) at Blessed Trinity Titans (5-3, 3-1): Blessed Trinity will try to get a step closer to winning the Region 6AAA title as it hosts St. Pius X – last year’s Class AAA runner-up – Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The Titans enter the game tied with St. Pius and Cedar Grove for second place behind 6AAA leader Woodward Academy.
Blessed Trinity is coming off a convincing 53-20 victory over McNair last Friday.
St. Pius has won all five games in the series, with the Golden Lions edging the Titans 24-17 in 2012.
Fellowship Christian Paladins (5-3, 2-2) at Mount Pisgah Christian Patriots (8-0. 2-0): In the driver’s seat in Region 6A, subregion B after its 28-24 victory over Mount Paran Christian last week, Mount Pisgah will try to continue its roll as it hosts north Fulton rival Fellowship Christian Friday at 7:30 p.m.
With its win over Mount Paran, the Patriots clinched the subregion title and have earned a chance to win 6A in a play-in game with likely subregion A champion Darlington next Friday.
Aaron Winchester completed 20-of-47 passes for 247 yards and four touchdowns, while Browning Dunn had 121 all-purpose yards and Jacob Delk had 14 tackles to lead Pisgah to the win last Friday.
Fellowship will try to maintain its winning ways after beating King’s Ridge Christian 24-21 last week.
Jake Williamson kicked a 45-yard field goal with 17 seconds left in the game to give the Paladins the win, while quarterback Hunter Bryant also contributed by completing 14-of-23 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns.
Mount Pisgah has a 5-4 edge in the series, with the Patriots scoring a convincing 55-0 win a year ago.
Whitefield Academy Wolfpack (3-5, 1-4) at King’s Ridge Christian Tigers (3-5, 2-3): King’s Ridge Christian will try to get back on the winning track as it hosts Whitefield Academy in a Region 6A, subregion B game Friday at 7:30 p.m.
King’s Ridge is tied with Walker for fifth place in subregion B, while Whitefield is seventh.
The Tigers are coming off of a 24-21 loss to Fellowship Christian, their sixth loss in their last seven games.
Whitefield won the first meeting between the two teams last year, beating the Tigers 21-10.
North Cobb Christian Eagles (1-7, 0-1) at St. Francis Knights (7-2, 1-1): St. Francis will go for its seventh win in a row as it hosts North Cobb Christian in a Region 6A, subregion B game Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The Knights continued their winning ways last week with a 30-3 victory over Towns County.