The Area 6-AAAA volleyball tournament will get underway on Thursday, Oct. 5 with first-round games being played on the home court of the higher-seeded teams.

The first-round matchups will include No. 7 Gilmer at No. 2 LaFayette, No. 6 Southeast Whitfield at No. 3 Heritage, and No. 5 Pickens and No. 4 Ridgeland.

Northwest Whitfield, the regular season champion, will receive a first-round bye.

Times for the matches were still unknown as of press time.

The remainder of the double-elimination tournament will be played at Ridgeland on Saturday,. Oct. 7. The top four teams will advance to the Class AAAA state playoffs, while the top two teams will earn first-round state playoff matches at home.