7 p.m.

Gainesville at Buford

7:30 p.m.

Apalachee at Habersham Central

Archer at Duluth

Etowah at Berkmar

GAC at Columbia

Hebron at Prince Avenue

Meadowcreek at Northview

Mill Creek at Dacula

Mountain View at Central Gwinnett

Newton at Shiloh

Parkview at Stephenson

Wesleyan at Seminole County

8 p.m.

Collins Hill at Roswell


National High School Gridiron Challenge at North Gwinnett

5 p.m.

Grayson vs. Edgewater (Fla.)

8 p.m.

North Gwinnett vs. East St. Louis (Ill.)


Straight wins by Buford, which has the longest current winning streak in the county


Years since North started a season 0-2, which could happen again this weekend with a loss to East St. Louis (Ill.)


Teams who will have a first-time starting quarterback tonight


Buford has won its season opener for 13 straight years, including last Friday's win over Blessed Trinity. The Wolves lead the county in Game 1 success recently by a large margin.

A close second is Wesleyan, which is looking for its sixth straight season-opening win tonight at Seminole County.

Since 2006, the Class AAAAA team with the best success in the opening game is Collins Hill. The Eagles have won four their last five season debuts, including the last three in a row. Grayson, Norcross, North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge have each won four of their past six openers.

On the other side of the spectrum, Meadowcreek hasn't won a season opener since 2001. Other teams that have struggled in Game 1 since 2006: Brookwood (1-5), Parkview (1-4), Mill Creek (1-4), Berkmar (1-4) and Duluth (1-4).


On this week in 2004, Berkmar holds Duluth to 53 total yards in a 25-3 win that gives the Patriots a 2-0 start. ... Beau Johnson rushes for three TDs to lead Central to a 28-14 road win over Oconee County. ... GAC gets TD runs from Eric Schultz and Frank Domonousky, but Westminster pulls off a 27-15 win over Westminster, which gets 162 passing yards from current pro baseball player Gordon Beckham. ... Grayson gets its first big Class AAAAA win, beating East Coweta 31-13 behind Jim Mitchell's 175 rushing yards on 34 carries. ... Chandler Snell throws for 112 yards, on 8 of 12 attempts as South Gwinnett beats South Forsyth 21-0. Jackson Dean is Snell's main target, catching six passes for 100 yards.