Closer look at Friday night's high school football games

August 29, 2013 

LEDGERENQUIRER

CARVER VS. SPENCER

Where: A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Carver 0-0 (11-2 last year); Spencer 0-0 (3-7 last year)

Last week: Season-opener for both teams

Last meeting: Carver beat Spencer 47-6

Series record: Carver leads 37-12-1, having won 14 straight in series.

You need to know: Spencer has not beaten Carver since 1998. … Carver has had seven straight seasons of 11 wins or more. All of those came under Dell McGee, who left after last season for an administrative role at Auburn. Longtime assistant Joe Kegler took over for McGee. … Pass will be making his first start at quarterback for Carver. … The Greenwave return a lot of talent from a prolific offense, but must find answers for a defense that allowed nearly 40 points a game.

JORDAN VS. HARDAWAY

Where: Kinnett Stadium

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Jordan 0-0 (0-10 last year); Hardaway 0-0 (3-7 last year)

Last week: Season-opener for both teams

Last meeting: Hardaway beat Jordan 49-21

Series record: Hardaway leads 33-6, having won 10 straight in series.

You need to know: Jordan's last win over Hardaway was 27-14 in 1996. … Jordan has lost 24 straight games. … Jim Brown heads into his second season of trying to rebuild the Jordan program. … Jordan is led by senior quarterback William Harris. … Hardaway opens the season with high expectations for a team led by Ledger-Enquirer Dandy Dozen selections Justin Crawford (running back) and Desmond Barmore (offensive lineman).

KENDRICK AT AMERICUS-SUMTER

Where: Alton Shell Stadium, Americus, Ga.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Kendrick 0-0 (5-6 last year); Americus-Sumter 0-0 (4-6 last year)

Last week: Season-opener for both teams

Last meeting: Americus-Sumter beat Kendrick 25-6.

Series record: In the teams' only meeting, Americus-Sumter won 25-6 last season.

You need to know: Kendrick took a major leap forward last year in Jerry Dukes' fifth season. After winning just five games in the previous four seasons, the Cherokees went 5-5 and earned a playoff berth. … Reggie Mitchell takes over an Americus-Sumter program that has struggled for the most part since Americus and Sumter County schools were consolidated before the 2004 season.

CALVARY CHRISTIAN AT LOGANVILLE CHRISTIAN

Where: Loganville, Ga.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Calvary Christian 0-1; Loganville Christian 1-0

Last week: Calvary Christian lost 36-35 to Unity Christian; Loganville Christian beat New Creation 21-13

Last meeting: Loganville Christian won 19-7 last season.

Series record: Loganville has won both games in the series.

You need to know: Calvary Christian lost a heartbreaking game last week to Unity Christian. Unity scored a touchdown and converted a two-point conversion with less than 2 minutes to play to take the win. … Daulton Drew rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns for Calvary.

CRAWFORD COUNTYAT PACELLI

Where: Diemel Field

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Crawford County 0-0 (0-10 last season); Pacelli 0-0 (4-6 last season)

Last week: Season-opener for both teams

Last meeting: Pacelli won 20-13 last year.

Series record: Pacelli leads series 11-7. Crawford County had won four straight in the series before last year. That four-year win streak ran from 1996-99.

You need to know: Crawford County has lost 33 straight games. The Eagles' last win came against Jordan in 2009. … Pacelli started last season with four straight wins before losing six in a row to end the season.

CHATTAHOOCHEE COUNTY AT STEWART COUNTY

Where: Lumpkin, Ga.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Chattahoochee County 0-0 (3-7 last season); Stewart County 0-0 (1-9 last season)

Last week: Season-opener for both teams

Last meeting: Chattahoochee County won 50-0 last year.

Series record: Chattahoochee County has won all three meetings against Stewart County.

You need to know: Chattahoochee County is 5-15 in two seasons under Russell Morgan. … The Panthers have nine starters back on offenbse and seven on defense. … Stewart County is 5-44 in five seasons since the school split from Stewart-Quitman High.

CENTRAL-TALBOTTON AT MANCHESTER

Where: Memorial Stadium, Manchester, Ga.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Central-Talbotton 0-0 (0-10 last season); Manchester 0-0 (9-3 last season)

Last week: Season-opener for both teams

Last meeting: Manchester won 14-8 last year.

Series record: Manchester has won all seven meetings against Central-Talbotton.

You need to know: Central-Talbotton was shut out five times last season and was not competitive in most of the 10 losses. … Tanner Glisson takes over for longtime coach Greg Oglesby at Manchester. Oglesby left after 16 seasons where he compiled a 129-59-2 record, including a state championship in 1997.

MARION COUNTY AT TERRELL COUNTY

Where: Dawson, Ga.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Marion County 0-0 (9-3 last season); Terrell County 0-0 (5-5 last season)

Last week: Season-opener for both teams

Last meeting: Marion County won 24-12 last year.

Series record: Marion County won 24-12 last season in the only meeting.

You need to know: Marion County has won 30 games in three seasons under Mike Swaney. The Eagles have reached the second round of the state playoffs each year. … Terrell County has averaged 5.4 wins per season over the past nine.

ENTERPRISE AT SMITHS STATION

Where: Panther Stadium, Smiths Station, Ala.

Time: 8 p.m.

Records: Enterprise 0-0 (7-4 last season); Smiths Station 0-0 (5-5 last season)

Last week: Season-opener for both teams

Last meeting: Smiths Station lost to Enterprise 31-6 last year.

Series record: Enterprise leads series 9-4

You need to know: David Faulkner heads into his first season as the head coach at Enterprise. … The Wildcats lost to McGill-Toolen in first round of Class 6A playoffs. … Smiths Station is 2-4 at home against Enterprise. … The Panthers started 4-2 last season, but lost 3-of-4 down the stretch.

BESSEMER AT GLENWOOD

Where: Sammy Howard Field

Time: 8 p.m.

Records: Bessemer 1-0; Glenwood 0-1

Last week: Bessemer beat Restoration 7-6; Glenwood lost 53-26 to Escambia.

Last meeting: Glenwood won 17-14 last season last year.

Series record: Bessemer leads series 9-8, including a 35-21 win over the Gators in the AISA Class AAA state championship game in 2011.

You need to know: Tripp Henderson lost in his return to Glenwood last week. Henderson coached at Glenwood in 2008-09 before leaving for Russell County for the 2010-11 seasons.

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