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MARIETTA, GA -- The final week of the regular season is upon us and with many region championships and playoff spots still on the line, the stakes are high. Which game did the fans vote as Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week?

Woodstock at Walton won this week's award with over 54 percent of the online vote. Both teams are 4-1 in Region 5-5A play and will be battling it out for second-place in the region. The only region loss for both teams came at the hands of first-place Etowah.

Walton started the season with a 2-3 record, but the Raiders have won four straight games to put them at 6-3. Woodstock is 7-2, having lost to undefeated Kell and 8-1 Etowah by a combined 10 points.

11Alive will broadcast live from Walton during Friday's 6 p.m. news.

The second vote-getter for Game of the Week was this Friday's matchup between Flowery Branch and Clarke Central. Both teams are 9-0 and this game will serve as the Region 8-4A championship.

Flowery Branch has not slowed down since moving up from 3A to 4A this season. The Falcons' closest game this season was a 17-point win over Apalachee.

Clarke Central has also been ripping through opponents, showing that last year's state championship appearance was no fluke. The Gladiators have scored 34 points or more in every game this season.

The third Game of the Week nominee was M.L. King at Stephenson. This game has not been hyped as much as last year's nationally-televised matchup, but there is still plenty on the line. Stephenson is one of only two undefeated 5A teams, along with North Gwinnett, while playing one of the state's toughest schedules.

M.L. King has played a similarly tough schedule, but the Lions are 6-3, having lost to South Gwinnett, Valdosta, and Newnan, all playoff teams. Fortunately for M.L. King, only one of those losses was to a region team (Newnan). So, the Lions are in a position to win the Region 2-5A crown. A win over Stephenson would give both teams a 6-1 region record, but M.L. King would own the tiebreaker.

A loss would drop M.L. King down to third in the region behind Stephenson and Newnan.

Creekside at North Clayton was also nominated for Game of the Week. Both teams are 8-1 in full region schedules and vying for Region 4-4A's second playoff seed.

Undefeated Lovejoy handed both Creekside and North Clayton their only losses. Creekside had lost to Mt. Zion-Jonesboro, but the use of an ineligible player led Mt. Zion to forfeit that win.

The loser of Creekside-North Clayton will drop to third-place in the region.

Make sure to check back on Friday to see Massey Matchups predict each of these games.

 

 

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