Closer look at Friday's high school football games

September 12, 2013 

NORTHSIDE VS.HOUSTON COUNTY

Where: Kinnett Stadium

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Northside 1-1, Houston County 1-1.

Last week: Northside beat Jordan 26-8. Houston County lost to Tift County 47-21.

Last meeting: Houston County beat Northside 41-7 last season.

Series record: Houston County leads the series 3-0.

You need to know: Northside has split its first two games under new coach Morgan Ingram. … Houston County is also playing with a new coach in Von Lassiter. … Kalen Watts ran for two touchdowns in Northside's win over Jordan. … Houston County's win came in the opening week against Harris County.

SPENCER ATMANCHESTER

Where: Memorial Stadium, Manchester, Ga.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Spencer 1-1, 0-0 Region 5-AA; Manchester 2-0, 0-0

Last week: Spencer beat Randolph-Clay 27-21. Manchester beat Greenville 32-0.

Last meeting: Manchester won 51-16 last year.

Series record: Manchester leads the series 10-1, including six wins in a row. Spencer's only win came in 1992, 27-7.

You need to know: The Region 5-AA schedule begins for both teams. … Demarkus Robins ran for two touchdowns and Tarvaraska Davis ran for one and threw for one for Spencer in its win over Randolph-Clay. … Manchester has given up only 8 points in its two games under new coach Tanner Glisson. … Quinn Prather ran for a score and threw for another for Manchester its rout of Greenville.

VETERANS ATHARRIS COUNTY

Where: Tiger Stadium, Hamilton, Ga.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Veterans 0-2. Harris County 1-1.

Last week: Veterans lost to Northside-Warner Robins 42-0. Harris County beat LaGrange 38-27.

Last meeting: Veterans won 34-13 last season.

Series record: Veterans won the teams' only other game last season.

You need to know: Veterans is in only its fourth season of competition. The Warhawks have compiled a 9-23 record. … Harris County rallied with 28 points in the fourth quarter to beat LaGrange last week. Esaias Chapman had 209 yards, including 103 in the fourth quarter. Keith Jenkins rushed for 105 yards, 86 in the fourth quarter.

COVENANT CHRISTIAN ATCALVARY CHRISTIAN

Where: Britt David Park

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Covenant Christian 2-1. Calvary Christian 1-2.

Last week: Covenant Christian lost to Creekside 36-27. Calvary Christian beat Young American 47-14.

Last meeting: Calvary Christian won 41-8 during the regular season in 2012, but then had to forfeit due to use of an ineligible player. The Knights beat Covenant again in the first round of the playoffs 41-13.

Series record: Covenant Christian leads series 2-1.

You need to know: Daulton Drew rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown in Calvary Christian's win last week.

BREMEN ATChattahoochee County

Where: Panther Stadium, Cussetta, Ga.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Bremen 1-1, 0-0 Region 5-AA. Chattahoochee County 2-0, 0-0

Last week: Bremen beat Central-Carrollton 17-7. Chattahoochee County beat Terrell County 21-12

Last meeting: Bremen won 35-0 last season.

Series record: Bremen won the teams' only other game last season.

You need to know: This is the Region 5-AA opener for both teams. … Bremen has split the first two games of the Scott Hedges era.

PACELLI ATSTEWART County

Where: Lumpkin, Ga.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Pacelli 1-0. Stewart County 0-2.

Last week: Pacelli was idle. Stewart County lost 56-6 to Thomasville.

Last meeting: Pacelli won 43-14 last season.

Series record: Pacelli leads 3-0.

You need to know: Pacelli beat Crawford County 35-12 in its season-opener. … Stewart County has been outscored 91-14 in its two losses.

CARVER ATCOLQUITT County

Where: Mack Thorpe Memorial Stadium, Moultrie, Ga.

Time: 8 p.m.

Records: Carver 2-0. Colquitt County 2-1.

Last week: Carver beat Shaw 48-24. Colquitt County beat Lovejoy 17-13.

Last meeting: Colquitt County beat Carver 33-0.

Series record: Colquitt County leads 3-0.

You need to know: Sophomore quarterback Jawon Pass threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more in Carver's win over Shaw. … Carver is a Class AAA school, while Colquitt County is Class AAAAAA.

OPELIKA ATCENTRAL

Where: Garrett-Harrison Stadium.

Time: 8 p.m.

Records: Opelika 2-0, 1-1 Class 6A Region 3. Central 1-1, 0-1.

Last week: Opelika beat R.E. Lee 34-14. Central lost to Carver-Montgomery 23-11.

Last meeting: Opelika won 37-7 last season.

Series record: Central leads series 38-31. Central had won three straight before last season's loss.

You need to know: Central won't be eliminated from the region race with a loss, but its hopes of a playoff berth will take a major hit. … Traveon Samuel led the Red Devils with 65 yards rushing last week.

AUBURN ATSMITHS STATION

Where: Garrett-Harrison Stadium.

Time: 8 p.m.

Records: Auburn 2-0, 1-0 Class 6A Region 3. Smiths Station 2-0, 1-0.

Last week: Auburn beat Jeff Davis 45-18. Smiths Station beat Sidney Lanier 49-8.

Last meeting: Auburn won 48-7 last season.

Series record: Auburn leads series 17-6 with eight straight wins and 13-of-14. Smiths Station's last win over Auburn came in 2004, 17-14.

You need to know: Both teams scored lopsided wins in their region openers. … J.J. Dancy ran for three first-half touchdown in the Panthers' win over Sidney Lanier.

REHOBETH ATRUSSELL COUNTY

Where: Corbett-Mitchell Stadium.

Time: 8 p.m.

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

Last week: Rehobeth lost to Valley 27-17. Russell County beat Carroll-Ozark 19-15.

Last meeting: Russell County won 24-0 last season.

Series record: Russell County leads series 3-0.

You need to know: Russell County has a huge game at Eufaula next week, but the Warriors can't get caught looking ahead. … Joshua Johnson and Caleb Smith rushed for touchdown to lead Russell County last week. Johnson finished with 110 yards rushing.

GLENWOOD ATKINGWOOD

Where: Wheeler Field, Alabaster, Ala.

Time: 8 p.m.

Records: Glenwood 1-2. Kingwood 2-1.

Last week: Glenwood beat Evangel 44-13. Kingwood lsot 2807 to Bessemer.

Last meeting: Glenwood won 53-45 last season.

Series record: Glenwood leads series 7-0.

You need to know: Undriel Copeland has rushed for 266 yards in three games for Glenwood. Dylan Denny has rushed for 200 and caught passes for 231.

-- Kevin Price

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