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Woodland picks up game against East Jackson in second battle of new high schools

By Doug Gorman

dgorman@news-daily.com

The Woodland High School Wolfpack, the newest high school football team in Henry County, has added a game to its first-year schedule.

Woodland has added East Jackson to its schedule, and the two teams will meet Thursday in the Wolfpacks' own backyard at 6:30 p.m.

It's the second meeting between the two team's this year. The two new schools opened the season last month, with East Jackson winning the game.

Playing for keeps: After five games, the Eagle's Landing Christian Academy Chargers are done with the non -region portion of their schedule.

Friday night the Chargers can start to think about the playoffs when they hit the road for a game against Our Lady of Mercy.

A week ago, the Chargers delivered a shot that echoed throughout Class A football when they knocked off fifth-ranked Bremen. It was the second-straight time ELCA has defeated Bremen.

Getting well: After a slow start, the Lovejoy Wildcats could be getting back on track.

Head coach Al Hughes' club improved to 2-4 overall with back-to-back victories against Jonesboro and Riverdale.

Friday night, the Wildcats have another tough test when they play Griffin at Twelve Oaks Stadium.

Griffin comes into the game with a 5-1 record.

Saturday night special: The Jonesboro Cardinals and the Riverdale Raiders are both struggling to get over the hump this week.

The winner will take a gigantic step in that direction, moving to the .500 mark with a 3-3 record.

Under the radar: There aren't many people who have heard of the New Creation football team.

That might be starting to change.

Head coach Scott Johnson's club, made up of high-school aged home schoolers, moved to 4-0 on the season.

New Creation, which is located in McDonough, has one of its toughest tests of the season this week when it plays the Georgia Force.

The Force, from Suwanee, is the two-time defending Georgia Football League state champs.