Closer look at Thursday night's high school football games

October 9, 2013 

SHAW VS. SANDY CREEK

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Kinnett Stadium

Records: Shaw 2-3, 0-2 Region 5-AAAA. Sandy Creek 4-0-1, 2-0.

Last week: Hardaway lost to Newnan 29-27. Sandy Creek beat Troup 21-0.

Last meeting: Sandy Creek won 51-26 last season.

Series: Shaw leads series 4-3.

You need to know: The Raiders' offense has been limited to just one touchdown in each of its last two games, both losses to LaGrange and Alexander. In the three previous games, the Raiders averaged 22 points per game. … Sandy Creek has scored 54 or more points three times this season. … Last season's game was a one-possession game midway through the fourth quarter before Sandy Creek pulled away. … Shaw beat Sandy Creek 8-7 in the second round of the 2000 state playoffs.

MACON-EAST AT GLENWOOD

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Sammy Howard Field

Records: Macon-East 3-3, 1-2 AISA Class AAA Region 1. Glenwood 2-5, 1-3.

Last week: Macon-East lost to Bessemer Academy 47-13. Glenwood beat Lyman Ward 48-12.

Last meeting: Glenwood won 21-12 last season.

Series: Glenwood leads series 7-6.

You need to know: Despite its 1-3 region record, Glenwood is just a half-game behind Macon-East for fourth place. … This is the second on three Thursday night game for the Gators. This is the only one at home. They played at Lyman Ward last Thursday and will play at Hooper on Oct. 24.

-- Kevin Price

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