The Gainesville boys, still ranked fifth in Class 6A by eurosportscoreboard.com, face an almost must-win match Thursday at City Park Stadium against Lanier. They currently sit tied for fourth in the region standings.
Meanwhile, the Lady Red Elephants, ranked sixth, are unbeaten but need a win to keep pace with Habersham Central, who also is unbeaten in region play.
Those two matches highlight a light schedule around northeast Georgia.
Here is the schedule of northeast Georgia prep soccer teams for March 12 through March 14, weather permitting:
(Kickoff is 5:30 p.m. for girls, 7:30 p.m. for boys unless otherwise noted. Games listed by time and in alphabetical order by visiting team.)
(* -- denotes region contest)
Thursday, March 12
Jefferson at Aiken (S.C.), 5 p.m.
Towns County at Stephens County, 5 p.m.
East Hall at East Jackson
Greater Atlanta Christian at Dawson County*
Lanier at Gainesville*
Lumpkin County at Fannin County*
Friday, March 13
Jefferson at Richmond Hill, 5 p.m.
Lakeview Academy at Athens Christian*
Lincoln County at Commerce, 5 p.m.*
Blessed Trinity at White County*
Denmark at Chestatee
Elbert County at Union County*
Habersham Central at Dacula*
Johnson at Loganville*
Morgan County at Jackson County*
Oglethorpe County at Banks County*
Rabun County at Putnam County*
West Hall at Cherokee Bluff
Riverside Military at Pinecrest Academy (boys only), 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 14
Flowery Branch at Lumpkin County