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Ashley Brown: Look for Greenbrier to defeat Lakeside in rivalry game

Posted: October 11, 2017 - 1:22am

Editor's note: Each week, Ashley Brown makes his picks for Friday night's Columbia County high school football games. Here's a look at his predictions for this week.

 

Last Week: 5-1

Season Total: 34-8

 

Evans (4-2, 1-0) @ Grovetown (4-3, 2-0)

Last Week: Evans beat Alcovy 43-10 / Grovetown topped Heritage 42-39

Last Meeting: Evans won last year 26-24

The Knights are one of the highest scoring teams in the state, averaging 44 points per contest. They face a Grovetown team that has gotten healthy and is playing its best football of the season. This should be a great game and I am happy to report that it is the WJBF Game Night Live Game for this week. You can catch the game live on Channel 380 (Comcast) and 246 (WOW!) or watch the rebroadcast Sunday at Noon on WJBF News Channel 6. I feel like Evans has a few more weapons than Grovetown and that will be the difference in the game.

Evans 30, Grovetown 23

 

Greenbrier (5-1, 0-1) @ Heritage (3-3, 0-1)

Last Week: Greenbrier lost to Lakeside 20-19 / Heritage lost to Grovetown 42-39

Last Meeting: Heritage won last year 35-7

Greenbrier lost last week to archrival Lakeside. The Pack needs to put that game in their rearview mirror and focus on Heritage. The playoff hopes of these two teams could hinge on this contest. JQ Brown has had 100+ yards each game this year. They will need a big game from Brown & QB Hayden Harrison to get the win. This is a close call, but I will take the home team.

Heritage 24, Greenbrier 23

 

Harlem (4-3, 2-2) vs. Josey (1-5, 0-3)

Last Week: Harlem lost to Jefferson Co. 49-0 / Josey lost to Westside 53-22

Last Meeting: Josey edged Harlem 12-7 last year.

Josey won last year, but this is a more talented Harlem squad in 2017. Forget the last two weeks, the Dogs were facing two of the best teams in the state. They should be back on track this week.

Harlem 38, Josey 14

 

Lakeside (1-5, 1-0) vs. Alcovy (3-4, 0-2)

Last Week: Lakeside edged Greenbrier 20-19 / Alcovy lost to Evans 43-10

Last Meeting: Lakeside won last year 35-7

Alcovy is improved from a year ago, but I still think Lakeside should get the win here. If the line gives Will Childers a little time to throw the ball he will hit a couple of big passes for the Panthers.

Lakeside 24, Alcovy 17

 

Augusta Prep (6-1, 1-1) @ John Milledge (8-0, 2-0)

Last Week: AP blanked Westminster 36-0 / John Milledge beat GMC 49-13

Last Meeting: John Milledge won last year 31-12

Augusta Prep has outscored the opposition 313-88, but this week they face the defending state champions, who have an even more impressive 343-35 cumulative score this season. Beating JMA on the road is a tall order. AP will need a flawless performance to get the win.

John Milledge 41, Augusta Prep 27

 

Augusta Christian (2-5, 1-2) @ Spartanburg Christian (2-5, 1-2)

Last Week: ACS lost to Lee Academy 53-29 / Spartanburg lost to Florence Christian 24-18 in OT

Last Meeting: Spartanburg won last year 24-21

This will be a close game with a couple of teams who are desperate for a win. I think the Lions will do just enough to get the win.

Augusta Christian 28, Spartanburg Christian 26

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