1. Lee County (0-0)
The Trojans held the No. 1 spot in The Herald's Fab 5 Poll longer than any other team last season, and open at No. 1 this year after an impressive 38-7 scrimmage win against a formidable Monroe team. Next: vs. Baconton, 7:30 p.m. today.
2. Westover (0-0)
The reigning city champions may just be good enough to make a run at the Region 1-AAA title in Octavia Jones' second year as head coach, and they looked impressive in the preseason with a 13-6 win -- on the road -- against state-ranked Thomasville. Next: at No. 5 Mitchell County, 7:30 p.m. today.
3. Albany (0-0)
It's a valid question: What are the Indians doing here? Forget about last year's 2-8 season, with star QB Emmanul Byrd -- and two Dynamite Dozen selections in Roscoe Byrd and Jontavious Morris on its roster -- this could be the best Indians team in years. Next: vs. Dougherty, at Hugh Mills, 7 p.m. Saturday.
- Seminole County (0-0)
This is what you need to know about Seminole County: Star RB/DB and Herald Dynamite Dozen Chris Brown selection is back, along with the "Magnificent 7," on what people in Donalsonville are calling possibly the most talented team in school history. Next: vs. Wesleyan, 7:30 p.m. today.
- Mitchell County (0-0)
J.B (A.K.A. Justin Scott-Wesley) is gone, but there is enough speed left on the Eagles' roster to repeat as Region 1-A champs and make a deep run in the Class A state playoffs. Next: vs. No. 2 Westover, 7:30 p.m. today.