South AIken vs. North Augusta

North Augusta running back Jacari Buckson (6) surpassed 1,000 yards last year as a sophomore and is poised to do even more this season.

Region 4-4A is up for grabs, but a few teams have some high expectations heading into the 2019 season. Others are building around new leaders.

​Eric Russell is the multimedia editor at the Aiken Standard. Contact him at 803-644-2396.