HARDAWAY VS. SHAW
Where: Kinnett Stadium
Time: 7 p.m.
Records: Hardaway 2-0, Shaw 1-1
Last week: Hardaway beat Columbus 21-7; Shaw lost to Carver 48-24.
Last meeting: Shaw beat Hardaway 27-6 last season.
Series record: Shaw leads series 14-12 with six wins in a row. Hardaway's last win came in 1998, 28-7. That broke a Shaw six-game win streak in the series.
You need to know: Hardaway takes a major step up in competition this week after its first two wins were against Jordan and Columbus. Justin Crawford has rushed for 263 yards and four touchdowns for the Hawks. Shaw quarterback Tyron Huff has completed 35-of-64 passes for 362 yards and three touchdowns. After this game, Shaw will have a week off, then start seven straight weeks of Region 5-AAAA play. Hardaway heads to Valdosta to play Lowndes next week.
KENDRICK VS. BOWDON
Where: Memorial Stadium
Time: 7 p.m.
Records: Kendrick 1-1, 0-1 Region 5-AA; Bowdon 2-0, 0-0
Last week: Kendrick lost to Marion County 20-14; Bowdon beat Haralson County 45-6.
Last meeting: Bowdon beat Kendrick 34-14 last season.
Series record: Bowdon won the teams' only meeting last season.
You need to know: Kendrick's rally against Marion County fell short last week. The Cherokees trailed 20-0 at halftime before a fumble return for a touchdown and Marvin Lewis' TD run cut the deficit to six. Bowdon outscored its first two opponents 114-26.
-- Kevin Price