I realize we're just two weeks into the high-school football season, and I know that Greenbrier hasn't played the toughest teams in the state, but if there is a prep quarterback with better numbers than the Wolfpack's Brooks Robinson, I'd like to see him.
Through two games, Robinson has completed 76 percent of his passes, going 19 for 25 for 353 yards with an eye-opening seven touchdown passes. He also has rushed for a score.
The senior signal-caller has helped the Pack generate 735 yards of total offense, and has sparked his squad to a 35.5 point-per-game average so far.
The schedule is going to get tougher as the season goes on for Greenbrier, but Robinson might have the arm and the mobility to respond to the challenge - with a little help from his friends.
When a quarterback is on a roll, his teammates play a role, and that's definitely the case at Greenbrier. The main Pack players have been J.C. Jennings and Eugene Rogers.
At running back, Jennings has had only 20 carries, but has piled up 172 rushing yards, with is an average of 8.5 yards a pop. The junior also has five receptions for 122 yards for 24.5 yards per catch. Jennings is coming off a four-touchdown performance against Westside last week.
Greenbrier's J.C. Jennings catches a touchdown pass in the first half against Westside. Greenbrier scored four touchdowns in the first half.
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Rogers also is a junior, and he's been lighting it up as well, recording eight receptions for 178 yards (22.3 yards per catch). He has notched four touchdown receptions, including three against Westside.
If Robinson, Jennings and Rogers stay healthy and Greenbrier's defense improves, the Pack could be playoff-bound.
Greenbrier has an open date this week, but the rest of Columbia County's teams are on the gridiron this week. Here's my take on Friday night's contests.
Evans (0-1) at Lakeside (1-0): Lakeside probably is still riding high following its season-opening win over Westside on Aug. 30, but the Panthers will have their hands full against the Knights. This should be a close game, but Lakeside will remain unbeaten.
Lakeside 24, Evans 20
Greene County (1-0) at Harlem (1-1): Greene County put up 49 points on Richmond Academy last week, while Harlem gave up 56 points in a loss at Elbert County. Those numbers sound bad for the Bulldogs, but I think they will battle the Tigers this week - but it won't be enough.
Greene County 27, Harlem 20
Augusta Christian (2-1) at John Milledge Academy (3-0): This is one of the toughest weeks I've ever had for picking prep games, and this may be the closest call of them all. AC could easily be 3-0, but John Milledge is undefeated in 2003 and the Trojans are averaging 46 points per game.
John Milledge 31, Augusta Christian 27
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