The regular season concludes the weekend of Nov. 8-9 with the first round of the playoffs beginning the following weekend. The state championship games will take place at the Georgia Dome on Dec. 13-14.
This past weekend, Monroe Area crushed Walnut Grove by a final score of 75-0. According to Georgia High School Football Daily, there have been 25 games this season decided by 60 points or more points after only 11 such contests a year ago.
The Purple Hurricanes’ homecoming win this past weekend tied for the fourth largest margin of victory this year (Tucker 75, North Atlanta 0 on Sept. 6), and was just ahead of the 71-0 win Carver-Atlanta scored over South Atlanta last Friday night.
See the Georgia High School Football Daily website for a list of this season’s top-10 blowouts.
Monroe Area (7-0) returns to the field Friday at Madison County (3-4). A partial list of other Georgia high schools enjoying fine seasons that play Friday include:
North Gwinnett (7-0) vs. Collins Hill (6-1)
Archer (8-0) vs. South Gwinnett (3-4)
Norcross (6-2) vs. Peachtree Ridge (6-1)
North Cobb (7-1) at Pebblebrook (2-5)
Tucker (7-0) at Miller Grove (3-4)
Stephenson (6-1) at M.L. King (5-2)
Marist (5-2) at Stone Mountain (3-4)
Buford (7-0) at Fannin County (2-5)
Cartersville (7-0) at Adairsville (5-2)
St. Pius (6-1) vs. Woodward Academy (6-2)
Lovett (6-1) vs. Wesleyan (2-6)
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