Meadowcreek Mustangs (7-AAAAA)
Coach: Dearrio Grimmage
Record: 0-6, 0-3 region
Last week: Lost to Mill Creek 59-0
Duluth Wildcats (7-AAAAA)
Coach: Corey Jarvis
Record: 3-3, 1-2 region
Last week: Beat Mountain View 28-20
After losing three games in a row, Duluth got a much-needed win over Mountain View last week. The victory put Duluth in a four-way tie for the final playoff spot.
"With playoff implications and the confidence level of our kids, it was important," Duluth head coach Corey Jarvis said. "We kind of got in a funk after the Northview game and didn't think we could win anymore."
Backup quarterback Will Delorenzo filled in nicely in his second start, while running back Henry Enyenihi and the offensive line took over.
"My hat is off to the offensive line. They have been playing really well," Jarvis said. "After the Collins Hill game, they said don't put it on Will's back, put it on ours. That's pretty much what they've done."
After missing the first two games of the season, Darnell Hart has begun to hit his stride on the the Duluth defense. Hart posted 23 tackles, two for losses and two sacks.
Duluth will face winless Meadowcreek before it faces three of the region's top teams.
"One thing about them, they play hard," Jarvis said. "The four games we've seen of them, they play hard. They've got tough kids. They get knocked down, but they get right back up."
Meadowcreek has played four different quarterbacks this season and the Mustangs are not set on a starter.
"Duluth is very athletic. Coach Jarvis is progressing each year with them," Meadowcreek coach Dearrio Grimmage said. "We have to make sure we are in position not to give up big plays."
Last meeting: Duluth won 28-7 last year
Directions to Duluth High School: From I-85, take Ga. Highway 120 west to Buford Highway and turn right. Take a left at the next light onto Brock Road and school is on the left.