What to make of Georgia Region 6-AAA?
On the surface, with heavyweight Rockmart and six-time playoff participant North Murray moving out and returning playoff teams Ringgold and Adairsville - the only two teams returning with winning records a season ago - hit hard by graduation, this eight-team league appears to be wide open.
Sometimes what you see is what you get, and in this case region coaches expect the unexpected in 2022.
"It's as balanced a region as any I've ever been in," Coahulla Creek coach Danny Wilson said. "Adairsville is, I think, a step ahead of us, but they just beat us by 10 last year and we had a chance to win it. Anybody in this region can beat anybody on any given Friday night. It's almost like a playoff atmosphere every week."