Playoff quarterfinals Team of the Week: Riverdale Raiders

Quarterback Avaun Rucker caught fire late in the season, helping the Raiders win their last six games, including playoff wins over Cedar Shoals and NW Whitfield. But, it’s the Raiders’ defense that’s made the them special in 2020. They’ve held opponents scoreless on five occasions. Longtime Hackney assistant Max Wiltz leads that potent defense against a very tough opponent, the 4th-ranked Benedictine Cadets (8-2) on the road in Savannah on Friday night.

Norcross has been 'under the radar' in 2020

Norcross, a traditional power in Gwinnett, has "been under the radar a little bit throughout the year," according to head coach Keith Maloof, while Grayson, Brookwood, North Gwinnett and Collins Hill have stolen the headlines so far in 2020. While being named High 5 Sports Team of the Week is an honor, linebacker Jalen Garner echoed the Blue Devils still have work to do to be recognized. "It means a lot to me to be honest," Garner said. "Still feel like the underdog. Still want to get to that No. 1 spot."