All but one match will be a key region showdown for northeast Georgia area soccer teams over the weekend.
(Check below for the schedule for Friday and Saturday for northeast Georgia area teams.)
The biggest matchups will take place at Cherokee Bluff when the Bears play host to White County in a a pair of huge Region 7-3A contests. All four teams come into their matches ranked in the top eight in Class 3A and undefeated atop the region standings. Only two teams will leave with perfect region records after Friay.
In Region 8-4A, both North Oconee and Jefferson teams face tough road matches as seven teams in the region, boys and girls, are ranked in the top 10 coming into Friday's action.
AREA SOCCER SCHEDULE FOR Friday, March 12
(Games listed by visiting team in alphabetical order)
(Area teams highlighted in bold)
(Games begin at 5:30 p.m. with girls match, unless otherwise noted)
Banks County at Elbert County*
Greenbrier at Johnson*
Habersham Central at Dacula*
Jefferson at East Hall*
Lambert at Gainesville, 6 p.m.*
Madison County at Flowery Branch*
North Forsyth at West Hall
North Hall at Lumpkin County*
North Oconee at Chestatee*
Pinecrest Academy at Lakeview Academy, 5 p.m.*
Riverside Military Academy at Rabun County (boys only), 5 p.m.*
White County at Cherokee Bluff*
AREA SOCCER SCHEDULE FOR Saturday, March 13
Social Circle at Commerce, 1 p.m.
(* -- denotes region contest)