To open the season, Stockbridge cruised past Tri-Cities 32-7 at The Doghouse on Aug. 31. Then last week, the Tigers earned a 15-8 home win over Upson-Lee.
Javon Brandon had one of the Stockbridge’s three interceptions and Maetron Thomas ran for a touchdown. Malachi Brown also threw a 50-yard TD pass to Davonte Hamilton.
Now, the Tigers eye their second straight victory over the Eagles after running past Columbia 34-8 a year ago.
If Stockbridge isn’t fully focused, the outcome could be closer or different since the Eagles are coming off a 60-0 rout of McNair.
Eagle’s Landing, Locust Grove, Woodland-Henry and Henry County also have road games outside of the area this week.
Following a 28-7 setback to Lamar County, the Golden Eagles (1-1) will travel to Thomaston and meet Upson-Lee this Friday. Eagle’s Landing has lost all three matchups with the Knights, including last season’s 31-29 shortcoming.
Against Lamar County, Bradley Dewberry scored the lone touchdown.
The Henry County Warhawks will travel to Forsyth to face Mary Persons this Friday. After a four-year break of not competing against each other, the Warhawks and Bulldogs got back on the field last season. Mary Persons won that contest 35-0.
Last week, Henry County fell to 0-2 on the season following a 53-33 loss to Dutchtown, and Mary Persons (2-0) remained undefeated with a 21-3 triumph over Jones County.
Akebren Ralls had two touchdown catches and an interception in the contest. Walker Juhan also recovered a fumble and returned it for a score.
The Woodland-Henry Wolfpack (1-1) will make their way to College Park, hoping to earn their first win against Woodward Academy. Woodland is 0-3 all-time in the series, including a 28-13 loss a year ago.
Last week, the Wolfpack lost their first game of the season, falling 28-14 to Union Grove. They will be the first team to visit the War Eagles at Colquitt Stadium this season.