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Upcoming Area Sports

CORDELE — Local high schools around at getting into crunch time for the fall sports season.

It’s been a great first two months of school for the local teams on both the football gridiron and softball diamond.

Starting off today, Wilcox County will be hosting Mt. Zion in a Georgia High School Association Sweet 16 series. The Lady Patriots (22-1) are seeded as the No. 2 overall team in the Public A classification.

Keeping it on softball, Crisp County’s softball team (10-16) pulled off a big upset in the opening round of the AAA classification tournament. They’ll hit the road against Pike County today for a three game series. A win would send the Lady Cougars to their second consecutive Elite Eight appearance.

All five high school football teams are in action this Friday.

Crisp County (5-1) will take on Region 1-AAA leader Cook County on the road at 7:30. A win puts the Cougars in the drivers seat for another region title.

Crisp Academy (8-1) is on the road as well, taking on Hancock Academy in Sparta, GA.

The Wildcats are on a six-game win streak that has seen them score an average of 57.6 points per game.

Currently, Crisp Academy is ranked No. 2 in the GICAA 8 I rankings.

Wilcox County is the third and final team that will be playing away from friendly confines this week.

The Patriots will be traveling down to Class A’s No. 2 Irwin County.

Wilcox will look to turn around the recent trend against Irwin, having lost the past four meetings.

Currently, the Patriots are on the outside looking in, ranked No. 29 in the power rankings. A big upset on Friday night could turn around their 2-5 season so far.

Dooly County will be playing at home this week. The Bobcats are on a two game win streak and look to push it to three against Taylor County. Dooly has won two of the last three times both teams have faced off.

Fullington Academy’s playoff hopes will be on the line Friday night. Not only that, but it will be senior night for the Trojans.

A win against Unity Prep Academy all but assures that Fullington will host the opening round of playoffs for the GICAA in November.

Kickoff will take place at 7:30 in Pinehurst.