Last Week: 3-1
Year to Date: 13-2
Evans (2-1) at Glenn Hills (1-2)
Last meeting: Evans shut out Glenn Hills, 17-0, last year.
All-time series: Glenn Hills leads 6-3. Last year was the first meeting between the teams since 1977.
The Knights flexed their muscle somewhat in an easy region win over Harlem. Evans raced out to a 34-0 halftime lead en route to a 40-0 victory.
They will try to make it two victories in a row as they travel to Glenn Hills. The Spartans will be looking to bounce back after a shutout loss to Lakeside. The winner of this game will have a leg up on one of the four playoff spots, while the loser will be in a bit of early trouble. The Knights have plenty of offensive weapons and should be able to get a victory.
Evans 27, Glenn Hills 13
Harlem (0-3) at Lakeside (3-0)
Last meeting: Lakeside edged the Bulldogs, 22-15.
All-time series: The Panthers lead the series 8-3, having won eight in a row (last season was the first meeting since 1999).
Lakeside has been the talk of the area thus far. The Panthers have been tremendous on defense with three consecutive shutouts. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, have struggled out of the gate and are being outscored by nearly 27 points per game.
The Bulldogs will have their hands full this week. Lakeside is not flashy on offense, but they have been efficient, and got a few big pass plays in last week's win over Glenn Hills with Mark Weidenaar under center for Ben Wilson, who is out with a concussion. Lakeside will have little trouble moving to 4-0.
Lakeside 34, Harlem 7
Grovetown (3-2) vs. Pacelli (1-2)
This will be a great measuring stick game for the Warriors. They have been outscored 101-0 in two losses to a pair of established powerhouse programs, yet they are 3-0 against other first-year programs. Now they face Pacelli, a small private school from Columbus. Pacelli, however, does not play in the Georgia Independent School Association. Like Aquinas from our area, Pacelli plays in Class A of the Georgia High School Association. This should be a close game, but I give the edge to Grovetown's athletes.
Grovetown 23, Pacelli 20
Douglass (0-3) at Greenbrier (1-2)
Last week: Douglass lost to Booker T. Washington, 25-0, while Greenbrier was off.
Last meeting: Douglass ran past Greenbrier last season, 47-14, in the schools' first meeting.
Greenbrier opens region play with a struggling Douglass team. However, the Astros have played a tough early schedule and should be able to get their first win this week.
Douglass 23, Greenbrier 13
Augusta Christian (3-1) at Ben Lippen (4-1)
Last meeting: The Lions won a wild four-overtime game, 48-41.
The Lions picked up a nice win over a ranked opponent last week, and now they travel to face another top-10 team this week. Ben Lippen was ranked No. 3 in the South Carolina Independent Schools Association before a 21-14 loss to Heathwood Hall last weekend. The will be trying to get back on track against ACS.
For the Lions, the youngsters are maturing by the minute, but this will be a tough road test. Keith Walton has done a great job with this team so far. Hopefully, it will continue.
Ben Lippen 21, ACS 20
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