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Derrck Mahone/Douglas County Sentinel Chapel Hill senior Tyre Shelton and the Panthers play a key game at No. 9 Cedartown on Friday.

The season has come down to its final week.

And there is a lot riding on it for several teams in the county.

Friday’s season finales will determine playoff seeding for Alexander, Chapel Hill and Douglas County.

Lithia Springs and New Manchester will be looking to end the season on a positive note.

Here is a look at games involving teams in the county:

Douglas County at Alexander: There is a lot riding on this game, including county bragging rights. With Mays already locking down the Region 5-AAAAAA championship, Douglas County and Alexander will be playing for the No. 2 seed in the region. With the top two seeds comes a first-round home playoff game.

Although Douglas County leads the all-time series, 15-13, the Cougars have dominated lately in winning the last four meetings.

The Tigers last win in the series was in 2011 at home. Douglas County is 8-1 overall and 6-1 in the region while Alexander is 6-2 and 5-2.

Alexander senior quarterback Mason Wood has passed fore 2,105 yards on the season. It is the second straight season he has over 2,000 passing and fourth straight that a Cougars quarterback has reached that mark.

Douglas County quarterback Marquise Collins is 48 yards away for 1,000 passing yards on the season. Last week, running back Uriah West played against Creekside. It was the senior’s first action since the Langston Hughes contest.

Chapel Hill at Cedartown: The Panthers clinched a playoff spot last week with a 25-18 win over LaGrange. Friday’s game at Cedartown is for playoff seeding. Cedartown is 4-0 at home this season, and the Bulldogs and Troup County are tied for second place in the region. Chapel Hill enters the game in fourth place but could move up depending on the outcome of the game. Troup plays at top-ranked and defending region champion Cartersville. Cedartown defeated Troup earlier this season.

North Springs at Lithia Springs: The Lions will be trying to stop a five-game losing streak and end the season on a positive note. North Springs is still in the battle for the fourth playoff spot in the region. A win over by Lithia Springs could put the Spartans out of the playoffs. North Springs senior quarterback Brian Adams has completed 56 percent of his passes for 2,283 yards and 20 touchdowns. Adams main two receivers have been  sophomore Jalen Delaney (32 catches for 609 yards and eight touchdowns) and junior Zahir Nichols (34 catches for 535 yards and four touchdowns).

Tri-Cities at New Manchester: It will be Senior Night in the final game for the Jaguars as they close the season against a scrappy Tri-Cities team. New Manchester running back A.J. Taylor is the region’s third-leading rusher with 824 yards and 12 touchdowns. He is 176 yards away from a 1,000-yard season. Senior Vanquez Wheeler has rushed for 539 yards and two touchdowns on 127 carries.

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