Burke County at Coffee
This should help gauge where the Bears are at right now. How much have they improved since the season-opening defeat to Thomson? A road trip to play a Class AAAAAA school will be a great test, but it’s one I don’t see Burke County winning.
Laney at Glenn Hills
Laney’s rushing game was dominant against Westminster of Atlanta and will likely be again this week. Though the Spartans defeated Josey by 29 points, this is a big step up for Glenn Hills. This is the teams’ first meeting in nine years, but keep in mind the Wildcats have won seven of the past eight.
Jefferson County a Greenbrier
The Warriors head to Columbia County after two home defeats to talented visitors. Both Fitzgerald and Baldwin handed Jefferson County losses, but the Warriors should get their first win of the season. Expect the Jefferson County defense to rise up and send the Wolfpack to 1-2.
Jefferson County, 24-10
Westside at Hephzibah
Two opposites meet, with the Patriots 2-0 and the Rebels 0-2. Westside has won at the line of scrimmage in its first two games, and while Hephzibah does have talent there, the Patriots should be victorious in the trenches again. Westside will lead the series 25-4-2 after another win.
Richmond Academy at Josey
The Musketeers were thisclose to getting a signature win against Statesboro, who’s now ranked No. 2 in Class AAAA. Though 0-2, Richmond Academy won’t be winless for much longer as Josey has struggled early in the season. History is also on the Musketeers’ side: Richmond Academy has won the past six in the series.
Richmond Academy, 31-8
St. Pius X at Thomson
This is one of the state’s best games this week. It’s a match up of No. 4 St. Pius X and No. 5 Thomson in Class AAA. The Bulldogs’ ground game has looked unstoppable in two games but the Golden Lions are the best team Thomson has faced in this young season. The Brickyard will be wild and loud all game, but I think Thomson falls just short. But even with a loss, the Bulldogs remain a state title contender.
St. Pius X, 28-24
Washington County at Baldwin
The Golden Hawks play on the road for the third time in four games, but that doesn’t mean they will lose their perfect record. However, this is a very intriguing game, with Washington County is No. 3 in Class AAA and Baldwin receiving votes in AAAA. The Golden Hawks will win a close one and again prove they are one of Class AAA’s best.
Washington County, 27-21
Warren County at Washington-Wilkes
With the huge road win at rival Lincoln County, Washington-Wilkes is tied at No. 10 in Class AA. Coach Robby Robinson is in his second season and has already given Tigers fans reasons for optimism. Those positive feelings won’t go away this week as Washington-Wilkes moves to 3-0.