Josey (1-0) at Laney (0-1)
Expect a packed house for this one as these two rivals resume their series for the first time since 2007. Josey was impressive in its Week 1 win, with the offense putting up 300+ yards. Laney moved the ball well enough against Strom Thurmond, but six turnovers proved to be the difference. But throw those results away. This one could go either way, and the last two meetings have been decided by a total of two points.
Prediction: Laney, 20-14
Lakeside (1-0) at Thomson (1-0)
These two schools won by a combined 71-7 last week thanks to dominating rushing attacks and defenses. This series has not been kind to Lakeside, though a potential return of LB Kendal Parker could provide the swing the Panthers need.
Prediction: Lakeside, 21-20
Butler (1-0) at Twiggs County (1-1)
Can the Bulldogs do it again? If so, they'll defeat a much stronger opponent, as Twiggs County beat Northeast from Macon before losing by 12 to Glades Day down in Florida. Twiggs is also tied for No. 10 in the Class-A ranking. If Butler wins this, it could be a force for the rest of the season.
Prediction: Twiggs County, 30-17
Warren County (1-0) at Harlem (0-0)
A bye week in Week 1 means Harlem finally gets going this Friday. A new QB pilots the Bulldogs' offense as it tries to make a dent against a team that gave up just seven points in the opener. Warren County has lost the last three games in this series, though the two haven't played since 2003.
Prediction: Warren County, 24-13
Grovetown (0-1) at Evans (1-0)
Last week, nine first-quarter points and a stingy defense carried Evans to a season-opening W against Richmond Academy while Grovetown had a bye. The Warriors took a Week 0 loss to Greenbrier but have had two weeks to prepare for this one.
Prediction: Evans, 13-10
Cross Creek (0-1) at Westside (0-1)
Both schools took losses last Friday, with Westside playing the role as the team that lost to Butler. Cross Creek hung in against Josey for a while before losing by nine. The Patriots have owned this series, as evidenced by their 8-2 series record, but a win here should be considered an upset.
Prediction: Cross Creek, 28-7
Briarwood Academy (0-1) at Brentwood (0-1)
These two met every year from 1992 to 2007 before the series went on a little hiatus. Now it's back in 2010 and both hope to win their first game of the season. Don't expect offensive fireworks in this one.
Prediction: Briarwood, 14-10
Westminster (1-0) at David Emanuel Academy (0-1)
It was a pretty memorable inaugural game for the Wildcats, who beat Curtis Baptist at home for the program's first victory in its first game. Now in its first road game, Westminster faces an Eagles team that has lost six consecutive home games.
Prediction: Westminster, 27-13
Washington County (0-0-1) at Statesboro (1-0)
After tying Jefferson County, 21-21, the Golden Hawks look to beat Statesboro for the first time ever in the schools' first meeting since 1969.
Prediction: Statesboro, 31-28
Richmond Academy (0-1) at Greenbrier (1-0)
ARC's offense couldn't put it into the end zone against Evans and now must face a Greenbrier program it has never beaten. The Wolfpack had off last week after beating Grovetown in Week 0 and have their home opener.
Prediction: Richmond Academy, 28-14