The volleyball team will play its first game of the season Saturday ranked No. 1 in the largest classification in Georgia.
Their nearby rivals at are 6-1 on the season, and ranked No. 2 in the second-largest classification.
When they meet one another Saturday at the Marist Play Date event, the match will once again illustrate the dominance of these two East Cobb schools.
The Lady Raiders have five seniors returning from their 2011 team that in the state finals in Marietta last fall. It was a repeat for Walton, which is in the newly designated Class AAAAAA
In the preseason Prep Country/Georgia Athletic Association Coaches poll, Walton tops Harrison, with North Cobb ranked fourth.
Four seniors return at Pope, which is No. 2 in the Class AAAAA poll and is attempting a fourth consecutive state title. The Lady Greyhounds won their first six matches of the season before falling to No. 1 Whitewater last weekend.
The volleyball team at got its season underway on Tuesday in a loss to Creekview. The Lady Wildcats, who were 6-17 last year, will compete against Norcross and Campbell Saturday in the North Cobb Warrior Classic.