Friday, Oct. 15, 2004
Teams seek region wins in final weeks
By MICHAEL BOYLAN
Starrs Mill and Landmark Christian get bye weeks this week, while the other local teams will have important region games.
In region 4-AAAAA, Fayette County (1-7) was looking for their second region win of the season last night after the paper went to press, as they travel up the road to take on Mundys Mill (1-5-1). Fayette County has lost two games in a row but has generated a fair amount of offense in the last few weeks. Mundys Mill has lost four games in a row and has been outscored in their last three games 78-20. If Fayette Countys defense can play a tighter game than in last weeks loss to East Coweta, their offense should be able to move the ball into the endzone enough times to capture the win.
In region 4-AAAA, McIntosh (3-4) is hoping to pick up another region win and retain their hopes of a shot at making the state playoffs. The Chiefs will host Woodward Academy (3-4) tonight. McIntosh fell to Creekside last week, 49-14 with their two touchdowns coming from running back Charles Castleberry, while Woodward was only able to manage a field goal against Sandy Creek, the regions only other undefeated team. McIntosh will need to keep their ground game moving and will also need another big game from their defense.
Sandy Creek (7-0) travels to take on Haralson County (2-5) tonight. Sandy Creek has combined a solid offense with a seemingly impenetrable defense to keep their seven game winning streak alive. they have outscored their opponents 217-54 this season and are hoping to keep Haralson Countys offense off the scoreboard for as long as possible. Haralson County picked up a 23-13 win over Chapel Hill last week but had lost four in a row before that.
Whitewater (4-3) has faced two surging teams in the past two weeks and has found themselves on the losing end both times. They are hoping to right themselves tonight when they take on Alpharetta (0-7) tonight. Alpharetta is like Whitewater in that they too are playing a non-region schedule this season, but they have been outscored 316-45 and have had trouble slowing teams down on offense. The Wildcats have played very good defense for much of the season, forcing turnovers and limiting scores, while their offense has seen solid play from numerous folks.
In region 5-A, Our Lady of Mercy (0-8) lost to Landmark Christian 55-21 last week and will have a tough task facing Eagles Landing Christian Academy (6-1), winners of five in a row, tonight. The Bobcats were down 41-7 to Landmark early last week and they will need to avoid early mistakes to keep them close this week. Eagles Landing defeated Whitefield Academy 14-7 last week and has only allowed 65 points in their five game winning streak.
All games are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.
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