The Eagles saw their 5AAAAAA title hopes take a hit after losing to Lassiter 31-3 last Friday, their second loss in a row.
As a result, Milton is now 2-2 in the region, a game behind co-leaders Etowah, Lassiter and Walton.
Chad Toliver led the Milton ground game against Lassiter with 79 yards on 16 carries, while quarterback Austin McLeod completed 12 of 15 passes for 92 yards.
The Eagles need to get an offense that has averaged 32 points a game this season back on track after only managing a field goal in the loss to Lassiter.
The Milton defense also needs to find a way to contain Walton’s potent running back K. K. Brooks, who rushed for three touchdowns – including the game winner – in the Raiders 35-28 overtime win over Wheeler.
Roswell Hornets (4-3, 2-2) at Cherokee Warriors (4-3, 2-2): Roswell goes on the road to face Cherokee in a Region 6AAAAAA with serious state playoff berth implications.
A win will keep Roswell in the state playoff picture, while a loss could have the Hornets on the outside looking in.
Roswell is on a roll with two straight wins, including last Friday’s 22-18 victory over Woodstock.
Mechane Slade rushed for 89 yards on 19 carries and one touchdowns for Roswell, while the Hornet defense held Woodstock to 66 yards on the ground.
Defensively, Roswell will have to find a way to contain Cherokee quarterback Spencer Ashley, who completed 18 of 35 passes for 289 yards and two touchdowns in the Warriors’ 28-21 upset of Etowah last Friday.
Lambert Longhorns (4-3, 3-1) at Alpharetta Raiders (5-2, 4-0): Alpharetta will look to extend its winning streak to five games and remain atop the Region 6AAAAAA as it hosts a Lambert team that has region title designs of its own.
Lambert is tied for second with South Forsyth and West Forsyth and a win would pull them even in the 6AAAAAA with first-place Alpharetta.
The Raiders enter the game with plenty of momentum after a convincing 34-17 win over north Fulton and region rival Chattahoochee last Friday.
Quarterback Austin King is coming off a big game against Chattahoochee, completing 15 of 21 passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns, while Rustin Suter caught five passes for 94 yards.
Offense has been a big plus in Alpharetta’s success, with the Raiders averaging 33 points a game.
Centennial Knights (1-6, 1-3) at North Forsyth Raiders (4-3, 1-3): The Knights will try to snap their four-game losing streak when they travel to Cumming for a Region 6AAAAAA contest Friday.
Centennial will attempt to bounce back from its 35-24 loss to South Forsyth last Friday.
The Knights are currently tied with North Forsyth and Chattahoochee for fifth place in 6AAAAAA with a 1-3 region record.
It will be the fourth game between the two teams, with Centennial leading the series 2-1. The Knights have won the last two meetings, including a 27-9 victory in 2012.
Cambridge Bears (2-5, 1-2) at North Springs Spartans (1-6, 0-3): The Bears aim for their second win in three games as they go on the road to Sandy Springs for a 7AAAAA, subregion A contest.
Cambridge has plenty of momentum coming into the game after a narrow 27-24 loss to subregion leader Creekview last Friday and a 14-0 win over Forsyth Central the week before.
Quarterback Bryan Moore led the way for the Bears in their loss to Creekview, completing 21 of 30 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns.
Cambridge will try to make it two wins in a row over North Springs after beating the Spartans 45-13 in their first meeting a year ago.
Blessed Trinity Titans (4-3, 2-1) at McNair Mustangs (2-5, 1-2): The Titans will go for their fourth win in five games as they travel to Pantherville Stadium in Decatur to face their Region 6AAA foe.
Blessed Trinity bounced back from a tough overtime loss to Decatur the week before with a convincing 42-13 win over Towers.
Running back Chad Manthey spurred the Titans’ effort against Towers, rushing for 324 yards and six touchdowns.
Blessed Trinity has won both of its prior meetings with Towers, including a 59-12 victory last year.
Mount Pisgah Christian Patriots (7-0, 3-0) at Mount Paran Christian Eagles (6-1, 3-0): The top spot in subregion B of Region 6A will be up for grabs as the Patriots travel to Kennesaw for this crucial contest.
Mount Pisgah is coming off of a convincing 39-7 win over Whitefield Academy, with quarterback Aaron Winchester completing 15 of 26 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns to lead the way.
The Patriots were also sparked by Ben Miller’s 126 all-purpose yards and Oz Dixon’s three touchdown receptions.
Mount Pisgah comes into its showdown with Mount Paran with a potent offense that averages 31 points a game and a stingy defense that allows only eight points per contest.
The Patriots are going for their third win in four meetings with Mount Paran, including a 42-28 victory in 2012.
King’s Ridge Christian Tigers (3-4, 2-2) at Fellowship Christian Paladins (4-3, 1-2): Local bragging rights will be at stake when the two north Fulton rivals get together for a Region 6A, subregion B game in Roswell.
King’s Ridge regained some momentum last week as it snapped a four-game losing streak with a 41-27 victory over Walker.
Penny Hart caught six passes for 174 yards and an 86-yard touchdown reception from Henry Jones, while also scoring on a couple of 56-yard interception returns to lead the Tigers to the win.
Running back Connor Henderson also played a key role with 83 yards rushing on 20 carries and three touchdowns.
Fellowship will try to snap a two-game losing streak, including a 52-21 loss to Mount Paran Christian last week.
Towns County Indians (2-5) at St. Francis Knights (6-2, 1-1): The Knights go for their sixth win in a row as they host their visitors from Hiawassee in a non-region contest.
St. Francis took its fifth consecutive win last week as it beat Lakeview Academy 14-1.
The Knights have been using their high-powered offense to good effect, averaging 31 points a game this season.
St. Francis will attempt to even the score with Towns County after losing 35-33 in the first meeting between the two teams.