Closer look at Friday night's high school football games

November 14, 2013 

CARVER VS. B.E.S.T. Academy

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Memorial Stadium

Records: B.E.S.T. 6-4. Carver 9-1.

Last week: B.E.S.T. beat Douglass 48-14. Carver beat Jackson 42-21.

Last meeting: This is the first meeting.

Series: This is the first meeting.

You need to know: The Business, Engineering, Science, and Technology (B.E.S.T.) Academy, which is an all-boys school, finished as the No. 4 seed in Region 4-AAA. … This is just BEST's second year as a football program. The Eagles went 3-7 last year. … Carver won its seventh straight region title. … The Tigers won seven straight after losing to Class AAAAAA Colquitt County on Sept. 13. … The winner of this game will play the winner of the Jefferson County/Southeast Bulloch game in Round 2.

GLYNN ACADEMY AT HARRIS COUNTY

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Tiger Stadium, Hamilton, Ga.

Records: Glynn Academy 6-4. Harris County 8-2.

Last week: Glynn Academy beat Jenkins 41-20. Harris County beat Thomas County Central 38-35.

Last meeting: This is the first meeting.

Series: This is the first meeting.

You need to know: Glynn Academy, the No. 3 seed from Region 3-AAAAA, has won five straight after losing four straight. … Glynn Academy lost to Whitewater in the second round of the state playoffs last season. … The Red Terrors won a Class AAA state championship in 1964. … Harris County, the No. 2 seed from Region 1, is 16-3 since an 0-4 start last season.

KENDRICK AT DADE COUNTY

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Trenton, Ga.

Records: Kendrick 6-4. Dade County 7-3.

Last week: Kendrick beat Spencer 28-8. Dade County beat Model 13-3.

Last meeting: This is the first meeting.

Series: This is the first meeting.

You need to know: Kendrick, the No. 3 seed from Region 5-AA, has won four straight after a 2-4 start. … The Cherokees secured a winning record for the first time since 1995 with its win over Spencer last week. … This is Kendrick's second straight trip to the playoffs. Last year, it lost to eventual state champion Jefferson in the first round. … Dade County, the No. 2 seed from Region 7, has also won four straight. … Dade County has rebounded after two straight losing seasons. … The Wolverines lost to Lovett in the second round of the 2010 state playoffs.

MANCESTER AT CALHOUN

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Phil Reeve Stadium, Calhoun, Ga.

Records: Manchester 7-3. Calhoun 9-1.

Last week: Manchester beat Jordan 30-19. Calhoun beat Chatooga 63-7.

Last meeting: Calhoun beat Manchester 44-8.

Series: Calhoun leads series 1-0.

You need to know: Manchester, the No. 4 seed from Region 5-AA, has won two straight. … The Blue Devils lost to Lovett 23-0 in the second round of the state playoffs last season. … Calhoun, the No. 1 seed from Region 7, has also won seven straight since a loss to Class AAAA Carrollton. … Calhoun won the 2011 Class AA state championship. … The only meeting between these teams came in the first round of the 2010 state playoffs.

SMITHS STATION AT ENTERPRISE

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Memorial Stadium, Enterprise, Ala.

Records: Smiths Station 9-2. Enterprise 7-4.

Last week: Smiths Station beat Alma Bryant 28-21. Enterprise beat Spain Park 30-27.

Last meeting: Smiths Station beat Enterprise 34-28 in the season-opener.

Series: Enterprise leads series 9-5.

You need to know: Smiths Station lost to Blount in its last appearance in the second round of the state playoffs. … Enterprise has lost both if past two second-round games. … Despite Smiths Station being a No. 2 seed, the Panthers have to travel to No. 4 seed Enterprise.

-- Kevin Price

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