With no Power 25 matchups on the slate for Week 7, the biggest games of the week are in-state matchups, and possibly No. 1 on that list features unbeaten Auburn taking on fellow Class 7A Region 2 foe Opelika.
These two teams have the best records in their Region, and both have their sights set on competing for Alabama's Class 7A state title this season.
This is a high-stakes game for both sides, and one you don't want to miss. Thankfully, you don't have to. You can watch the Opelika vs. Auburn live stream on the NFHS Network.
HOW TO WATCH
What: The Opelika Bulldogs take on the Auburn Tigers in one this week's best matchups.
When: 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET on Friday, September 30
Where: Auburn High School | Auburn, Alabama
How to watch live stream online: You can watch this game live on the NFHS Network.
Live score updates: Follow the game on SBLive Sports for live score updates
More coverage: SBLive Sports features in-depth coverage of Alabama high school football, including season previews, team rankings, top player lists and much more. Follow your favorite teams on SBLive's live high school football scoreboard and download the SBLive Sports App.
Auburn (6-0) is the only remaining undefeated team in Class 7A Region 2, and the Tigers have yet to allow more than 21 points in a game this year (which they have only done twice). They have outscored opponents 227-77 through their first six games.
Their hot start has them on the bubble in this week's Power 25, and a win over Opelika might just move them into the national rankings on top of cementing the Tigers as the best team currently in Alabama.
If Auburn can pull that off, it would be the first time the Tigers have entered the Power 25 this season, and just the second time a team from Alabama cracked the Power 25 in 2022.
Opelika (4-2) started the season with four straight wins, but suffered back-to-back tough losses to Prattville and Theodore by a combined 13 points.
The Bulldogs have had three games decided by a field goal this year, and their experience in close games could come in handy if they can keep Auburn within striking distance.
An upset over Auburn would crush the Tigers hopes of jumping into the Power 25, and establish Opelika as a true threat in Alabama's Class 7A.
With a lot on the line for both teams, this is a game you want to catch live.