Posted September 20, 2012 02:48 pm

Week 5 picks in Georgia HS football

Josey at Aquinas

This is just the seventh time the Eagles and Irish have met, and the first since 1977. Josey leads 3-2-1, but Aquinas is one of the best teams in Class A. The Irish should have success running the ball and will be 3-0 heading into region play.

Aquinas, 35-7


Statesboro at Burke County

Well, Burke County looks good…again. The Bears won at a Class AAAAAA school by 12 points and are now home against Statesboro, who is in the same region but a different subregion. But this is still a big game: Statesboro is No. 2 in Class AAAA and Burke County is up to No. 6. The Bears get the “upset.”

Burke County, 28-13


Wayne County at Butler

The 0-2 Bulldogs had a week off after losing to Westside, but I don’t know if the extra prep time will lead to a win. Wayne County is 0-2-1 and coached by former Lakeside leader Jody Grooms. This is the teams’ first meeting.

Wayne County, 27-7


Jefferson County at Evans

For the second time in as many weeks, the Warriors take a trip to Columbia County. And just like a week ago, Jefferson County will get a win. The Warriors’ defense will keep Evans’ offense quiet most of the night as Jefferson County moves to 3-0 in the series.

Jefferson County, 20-7


Glenn Hills at Richmond Academy

The Spartans have been on the opposite ends of blowouts so far, beating Josey by 29 and losing to Laney by 42. If there’s another big margin this week, it’ll probably be in another loss. Richmond Academy’s offense will have a busy game.

Richmond Academy, 35-12


Lakeside at Westside

At 3-0, the Patriots are off to their best start since 2006, when they finished 7-3. But those three foes are a combined 0-7, so Westside still has to prove how much better it has gotten. Though Lakeside is 0-2, the Panthers did fall to Statesboro and Thomson. This probably won’t be close.

Lakeside, 34-10


Laney at Washington County

It’s been nine years since these two played, so this game is highly anticipated. The Golden Hawks are No. 3 in Class AAA and are averaging almost 40 points per game. Laney’s offense has also been good, but the defense has also shined. However, Washington County will still be 5-0 after another win.

Washington County, 31-14


Thomson at LaGrange

The Bulldogs just keep on impressing, and the No. 2 ranking in Class AAA proves it. Thomson plays a larger school on the road this week, but the dominant ground game will keep it unbeaten.

Thomson, 28-14