It’s time for Friday night lights as area high school football teams hit the field for the first round of the GHSA state playoffs!

WLAQ 1410 AM and 96.9 FM are your radio homes for Darlington football. The Tigers will hit the road to take on Mt. Pisgah Christian in the first round of the Class A Private playoffs. Kick off is slated for 7:30 pm in Johns Creek; air time is 7 pm.

Catch WLAQ Sports’ picks of the week during the picks edition of Northwest Georgia Sports Live at 5 pm, sponsored by Riverside Auto Group. Stay tuned after tonight’s game for scores from across the region during the High School Football Scoreboard Show, sponsored by Rome Orthopaedic Center.

In other games on tap for tonight involving teams from around this region:

Class AAAAAA –

Habersham Central at Rome

Class AAAAA –

Jackson (ATL) at Cartersville

Calhoun at Lithia Springs

Class AAA –

Dawson County at Adairsville

White County at Rockmart

There are a number of Class AA playoff matches on tap for Saturday. Here’s that schedule:

Lovett at Pepperell

Model at Washington

Chattooga at South Atlanta

A couple of games that had been scheduled for this weekend were cancelled due to coronavirus concerns to include Cedartown vs. Arabia Mountain and Unity Christian vs. Cherokee Christian.