MOULTRIE — The clear No. 1 team in Class 6A and consensus No. 2 in Class 7A will meet on the recently named Joe Wilson Field at Martin Stadium tonight when Valdosta visits Lowndes in the 58th Winnersville Classic.
Both are undefeated and go into the game with some impressive victories to their credit.
The Vikings defeated nationally ranked Miami Northwestern 48-21 last Friday and is beginning to get some national notice themselves.
The Wildcats signature victory was the wild 50-49 escape of Colquitt County on Sept. 13.
Lowndes and Colquitt County, which will play host to Grayson, the top-ranked team in Class 7A, are the only two Region 1 teams in action tonight. Camden, 5-0, and Tift County 1-4, are off this week.
Both Lowndes and Valdosta have explosive offenses.
The 5-0 Vikings have scored 226 points, an average of 45.2 a game.
The Wildcats, also 5-0, have scored 240 points, an average of 48 a game.
Lowndes has been stingier on defense allowing 51 points.
Valdosta has surrendered 97, but 49 came in the win over Colquitt County.
The Georgia High School Football Daily has Lowndes a 6-point favorite.
Five other Colquitt County opponents will play tonight.
• North Gwinnett (3-1) will play at Discovery (1-3) in its Region 6-7A opener. The Bulldogs are coming off a 35-0 shutout of Walton.
• Thomasville (1-3) will travel to face 0-5 Cook. The Bulldogs lost their first three in a row before defeating Everglades (Fla.) 52-13 on Sept. 13.
• Warner Robins (3-1) will attempt to bounce back from last Friday’s 31-14 loss at Colquitt County when it meets city rival Northside-Warner Robins at McConnell-Talbert Stadium. Northside is 2-2, but has won two in a row.
• Alcovy, which will be Colquitt County’s Homecoming opponent on Oct. 4, is off tonight for the second Friday in a row. Alcovy is 1-3.
• Trinity Christian Academy of Jacksonville, Fla., is 2-3 after defeating Carol City 42-21 last week. The Conquerers will be home to meet Pahokee (1-3).
Also, Sean Calhoun and his Carrollton Trojans are celebrating a 24-20 victory over Rome last Friday that gives them a 4-0 overall record and 2-0 mark in Region 7-5A.
It was Calhoun’s first victory in four games against the Wolves.
Carrollton will try to stay unbeaten when it travels to meet 0-3 East Paulding tonight.