Another week, another slate of unbelivable games. Every single one of these teams is ranked in the top 20 in their state, so we should be in store for some top-notch football featuring some of the best players in the country.
Preview these top matchups and tune in LIVE for another incredible weekend of high school football on the NFHS Network:
1. #5 Colquitt (GA) vs. #12 Tift (GA)
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Two of the top teams in Georgia square off Friday night, as one loss Colquitt hosts one loss Tift. Colquitt ranks as the #43 team in the entire country (MaxPreps), while Tift sits just outside the top 100, at #106. This is an important game for Region 1 7A (which may be the best region in the country), as Tift is already 0-1 after their loss to #2 ranked Lowndes (#25 nationally) last week.
Players to watch...
JJ Peterson / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #1 rated OLB in the COUNTRY (#42 player overall)
Steven Krajewski / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #4 rated Pro-Style QB in Georgia
Cam Singletary / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - WR
Ty Leggett / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - RB
Andrew Johnson / Class of 2018 / Oregon Commit - #7 rated OLB in Georgia
Rashod Bateman / Class of 2018 / Minnesota Commit - #6 rated WR in Georgia
Game Time: Friday, October 20th at 7:30 pm ET
2. #19 Vestavia Hills (AL) vs. #3 Hoover (AL)
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Vestavia and Hoover come in trending in completely opposite directions. Hoover is riding a 5 game winning streak, and sits in first place in Region 3, while Vestavia has lost two in a row, and desperately needs a win to climb back up to .500 in region play. Home field advantage should help the Rebels, and I'm sure they'd like to avenge last season's 38-7 loss at the hands of the Bucs.
Players to watch...
Jonathan Hess / Class of 2018 / Ole Miss Commit - #6 rated OLB in Alabama
Shedrick Jackson / Class of 2018 / Auburn Commit - #3 rated WR in Alabama
Mike Maye / Class of 2018 / Georgia Tech Commit - #2 rated OG in Alabama
George Pickens / Class of 2019 / Auburn Commit - #1 rate WR in Alabama
Game Time: Friday, October 20th at 7:00 pm CT
3. #16 Orange Lutheran (CA) vs. #14 Servite (CA)
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A top 20 matchup in California USUALLY means a top 100 matchup nationally. That's the case here, as two of the top programs in the country battle it out Friday night. Both have their fair share of playmakers, but Orange Lutheran might have the most talented Junior class in the entire country.
Players to watch...
Ethan Rae / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #5 rated TE in the COUNTRY (#105 player overall)
Jojo Hawkins / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #8 rated ATH in California
Ryan Hilinski / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #3 rated Pro-Style QB in California
Jojo Forest / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #17 rated CB in California
Cameron Gardner / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #22 rated WR in California
Jackson Cloyd / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #12 rated OLB in California
Julius Irvin / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #20 rated S in the COUNTRY (#275 player overall)
Delon Hurt / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #21 rated WR in California
KJ Trujillo / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #32 rated CB in the COUNTRY (#298 player overall)
Spencer Lytle / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #6 rated OLB in California
Trent McDuffie / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #10 rated ATH in California
Titus Toler / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #9 rated CB in California
Game Time: Friday, October 20th at 7:00 pm PT
4. #1 Huntington (WV) vs. #16 South Charleston (WV)
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#16 South Charleston currently sits at .500 in region play, and a trip to the #1 team in the state serves as an opportunity to gain ground, as well as make a statement. Winning this one on the road will be no easy task, however, as Huntington boasts arguably the top offensive line in the state - one that includes Darnell Wright, a mountain of a man, and one of the best players in the country for the class of 2019.
Darnell Wright / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #10 rated OT in the COUNTRY (#83 player overall)
Max Howell / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted - #3 rated OT in West Virginia
Game Time: Friday, October 20th at 7:35 pm ET
5. #20 Lee (AL) vs. #2 Central Phenix City (AL)
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It's ANOTHER top 20 matchup in the state of Alabama! This Saturday, undefeated Central travels to Lee Montomery to take on a talented Generals team. A win for Lee would launch them into a tie for first in the region, whereas a win for Central would keep them firmly planted alone at the top.
Kevontae' Ruggs / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #1 rated OLB in Alabama
JaKorey Hawkins / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted - #2 rated CB in Alabama
Justyn Ross / Class of 2018 / Uncommitted / #8 rated WR in the COUNTRY (#46 player overall)
Ray Thornton / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted / #3 rated S in Alabama
Peter Parrish / Class of 2019 / Uncommitted / #3 rated Dual-Threat QB in Alabama
Game Time: Saturday, October 21st at 11:30 am CT