Hancock Central at Aquinas
The 3-1 Bulldogs have looked impressive – no shame in that 43-0 loss to Buford – and are 1-0 in the region after easily beating Warren County. But Aquinas is a different animal, an undefeated one, even. The Irish will be 5-0.
Wayne County at Burke County
Expect the accolades and impressive numbers to continue to pour in for Donquell Green. The junior should get another three touchdowns or more this week, and 150+ rushing yards are possible if he plays enough. Bears roll.
Burke County, 42-14
Butler at Hephzibah
Someone will get victory No. 1 with the 0-4 Bulldogs and 0-5 Rebels meeting. Hephzibah has won six of the past seven, butButler did win the most recent game in the series. The Bulldogs will survive to get the two-game winning streak against Hephzibah.
Greenbrier at Evans
With each team 0-1 in the region, this is a huge game for the Columbia County schools. For comparison, both teams played Jefferson County, with Evans winning. Though Greenbrier has won the past two in this series, the Knights are home and should win a close one.
Grovetown at Lakeside
The Warriors’ Juwan Biggers has been great lately, especially in the 27-23 win against Houston County. He’ll probably have a good game against the Panthers, but it won’t be enough. The Lakeside offense will score more than enough to win.
Screven County at Laney
This is the first game of region play for the Wildcats. They had off after a 23-point loss to Washington County, so Laney has had time to focus on Screven County and running back Jeremy Johnson. Johnson will get his yards, but Laney will get more.
Thomson at Greater Atlanta Christian
Will Thomson have to rally again? With Chris Jordan and others, the Bulldogs are finding ways to win late. It’s possible the Bulldogs will be in another close game this week, and if they are, it would be silly to bet against them.
Lovett at Washington County
Sure, Lovett is 2-3, but look at that schedule. Two losses came to schools in higher classifications in Georgia; the other defeat was at home against an Alabama program. Washington County is likely to give the Lions their fourth consecutive defeat with its deadly ground game.
Washington County, 28-13