A quick look at this week’s high school football in the Rockdale and Newton county areas:


7:30 p.m.

Grovetown at Alcovy


7:30 p.m.

Salem at Druid Hills

Heritage at Greenbrier

Woodward Academy at Eastside


2:30 p.m.

Archer at Newton


Rockdale County


Newton football will play host to Archer on Saturday afternoon looking to defeat the Tigers for the first time in program history. The Rams are 0-3 all-time against the Tigers with their closest game coming in 2017, 20-19. The Rams lost to Archer 40-14 last season.

Heritage football is in search of their third win all-time against Greenbrier this Friday when they travel to face the Wolfpack to begin Region 3-AAAAAA play. The Patriots defeated the Wolfpack in both 2016 and 2017 before losing last season 21-10 at home.

Salem football has lost six games in a row dating back to last season’s playoff loss. The Seminoles will travel to face Druid Hills this Friday, a team they have defeated in each of the past two seasons. The Seminoles last loss to Druid Hills in 2016, 16-9.


Eastside football won its 11th consecutive Region 4-AAAA game last Friday night, a streak that dates back to 2017. The Eagles’ last region loss came at Woodward Academy 28-21. After defeating Woodward in 2018, the Eagles will play host to the War Eagles this Friday at Sharp Stadium.


Alcovy football is 0-19 in its last 19 region contests dating back to 2015. The Tigers’ last region win came against Lakeside-Atlanta 15-12 on October, 2, 2015. The Tigers are 0-15 in region play since joining Region 3-AAAAAA in 2016.

Sports Editor

A 2017 graduate of the University of North Georgia, Colin joined the Rockdale/Newton Citizen in March of 2018 as the papers' full-time sports editor. A 2013 graduate of Jackson County High School, Colin received a golf scholarship to Andrew College.