Two of the teams expected to battle for the top spot in Region 8-AAAA will meet today in Winder as the No. 4 WBHS Diamond Doggs host No. 6 Loganville at 5:30 p.m.
Coach Brian Smith's team enters the game at 11-2 overall and 5-2 in region play after wins against Heritage and Salem last week. LHS, coached by Jeff Segars, is a perennial state championship contender. LHS is 11-2 (7-0) with its lone setbacks coming by 2-1 scores to South Gwinnett and Dacula in non-region games.
The Red Devils won state two years ago and advanced to the semifinals last spring before falling to Starrs Mill. WBHS advanced to the second round of state in 2009.
See Wednesday's print edition of the Barrow Journal for a complete report on the contest.