Closer look at Friday night's high school football games

September 6, 2013 


Where: Kinnett Stadium

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Columbus 0-1, Hardaway 1-0

Last week: Columbus lost to Brookstone 17-14; Hardaway beat Jordan 51-18

Last meeting: Hardaway beat Columbus 48-14 last season.

Series record: Hardaway leads series 28-15 with five wins in a row. Columbus' last win came in 2005, 17-7.

You need to know: Columbus has lost 18 straight. … Last week's loss to Brookstone was heartbreaking as the Blue Devils led 14-0 going into the fourth quarter. … Derrick James threw for a pair of touchdowns to give Columbus the lead. … Hardaway's Justin Crawford rushed for 150 yards and scored three touchdowns against Jordan on only eight carries.


Where: Memorial Stadium

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Shaw 1-0, Carver 1-0

Last week: Shaw beat Northside 20-2; Carver beat Spencer 40-3

Last meeting: Carver beat Shaw 18-13.

Series record: Carver leads series 16-12 with four wins in a row. Shaw's last win came in 2006, 16-14.

You need to know: Shaw quarterback Tyron Huff threw for 238 yards and two touchdowns. The leading receiver was Kobi Long with 95 yards on four catches. … Jawon Pass threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in his debut as Carver's QB.


Where: Eagle Stadium, Buena Vista, Ga.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Kendrick 1-0, Marion County 1-0

Last week: Kendrick beat Americus-Sumter 14-8; Marion County beat Terrell County 35-0

Last meeting: Marion County won 21-20 in overtime.

Series record: Marion County won last season in the teams' only meeting.

You need to know: Jaquariez Scott scored on an 8-yard run in overtime to lead Kendrick past Americus-Sumter last week. … Johnny Royal rushed for 202 yards for Marion County in its blowout win against Terrell County. … Kendrick let a 14-0 lead get away against Marion County last season. The Cherokees ended up losing in OT after it missed a two-point coversion, which allowed Marion County to tie the game at 20, then win it with a PAT. … Americus' radio station WDEC-FM 94.7 will be broadcasting the game.


Where: Tiger Stadium, Hamilton, Ga.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: LaGrange 0-1, Harris County 0-1

Last week: LaGrange lost to Newnan 42-20; Harris County lost to Houston County 25-14

Last meeting: LaGrange won 37-13 last season.

Series record: LaGrange leads series 7-0. Only the first meeting in 2000 was competitive as LaGrange won 19-15. Since then LaGrange has won by a combined scored of 242-34.

You need to know: Donnie Branch is 10-14 since he took over for Steve Pardue at LaGrange. … Quarterback TaQuon Marshall sat out the second half of last week's loss to Houston County with an injury. The Tigers did not score with him out of the game. Marshall is questionable to return this week. … Easias Chapman rushed for 137 yards on 33 carries.


Where: Kennesaw, Ga.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Brookstone 1-0, Mount Paran 1-0

Last week: Brookstone beat Columbus 17-14; Mount Paran beat Our Lady of Mercy 36-7

Last meeting: Brookstone won 24-6 last season.

Series record: Brookstone won the teams' only meeting last season.

You need to know: Miller Page led Brookstone's big comeback over Columbus last week. Down 14-0 going into the fourth quarter, Page threw for a pair of touchdowns, then kicked the game-winning field goal.


Where: Britt David Park

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Calvary Christian 0-2; Young American 1-1

Last week: Calvary Christian lost to Loganville Christian 35-13; Young American beat Horizon 35-0

Last meeting: Young American won 27-6 in 2011.

Series record: Young American won the teams' only meeting two seasons ago.

You need to know: Calvary Christian will be looking to avoid an 0-3 start.


Where: Panthers Stadium, Cussetta, Ga.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Terrell County 0-1; Chattahoochee County 1-0

Last week: Terrell County lost 35-0 to Marion County; Chattahoochee County beat Stewart County 35-8

Last meeting: Chattahoochee County won 36-34 last year.

Series record: Chattahoochee County won the teams' only meeting last season.

You need to know: This will be Chattahoochee County's last non-Region 5-AA game for the season.


Where: Freeman Stadium, Greenville, Ga.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Manchester 1-0; Greenville 0-1

Last week: Manchester beat Central-Talbotton 54-8; Greenville lost to Albany 30-20

Last meeting: Greenville won 7-6 last season.

Series record: Manchester leads series 15-6, but Greenville has won the last four.

You need to know: The Tanner Glisson era at Manchester got off to a successful start with the easy win over Central-Talbotton. … Devante Davis rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns for the Blue Devils.


Where: Panther Stadium, Smiths Station, Ala.

Time: 8 p.m.

Records: Sidney Lanier 0-1, 0-0 Class 6A Region 3; Smiths Station 1-0, 0-0

Last week: Sidney Lanier lost to Northview 42-12; Smiths Station beat Enterprise 34-28

Last meeting: Smiths Station won 28-14 last season.

Series record: Smiths Station won the teams' only meeting last season.

You need to know: Smiths Station built a 27-0 lead against Enterprise, then held on for the win. … Devonte Marshall rushed for 150 yards and J.J. Dancy added 125 yards and two touchdowns for the Panthers.


Where: Corbitt-Mitchell Stadium, Seale, Ala.

Time: 8 p.m.

Records: Carroll 1-0, 0-0 Class 5A Region 2, Russell County 0-1, 0-0

Last week: Carroll beat Ashford 9-0; Russell County lost to Central 34-15

Last meeting: Carroll won 21-0 last season.

Series record: Carroll leads series 11-4.

You need to know: Joshua Johnson rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown for Russell County last week.


Where: Sammy Howard Field

Time: 8 p.m.

Records: Evangel 0-1, Glenwood 0-2

Last week: Evangel lost to Edgewood 49-18; Glenwood lost to Bessemer 55-17.

Last meeting: Glenwood won 52-8 last season.

Series record: Glenwood won in the teams' only meeting last season.

You need to know: Glenwood will be looking to avoid an 0-3 start. The Gators are averaging giving up 54 points per game.

-- Kevin Price

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