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Week Seven Football Picks and Previews

Dutchtown (1-4) at Thomas County Central (6-0)

Tonight, 7:30 p.m. at Thomas County Central

Key Players: Dutchtown-TE Jeremy Brown, LB Jacob Bagley, RB Onari Douglas: Thomas County Central- RB Debrale Smiley, DT Abthony McCloud, OT Hunter Poole.

Last Meeting 2006: Tomas County Central 39, Dutchtown 0.

Series Record: Thomas County Central leads series 1-0.

Game Notes: The Dutchtown Bulldogs started the season with an upset against Henry County, but have dropped four straight. It won't get any easier tonight when the Bulldogs travel all the way down to the Georgia-Florida line for a game against the 6-0 Yellow Jackets. Thomas County Central comes into the game ranked third in the Class AAAA AP poll. The Yellow Jackets are trying to win a sixth state title this year.

Staff Prediction: Thomas County Central 28, Dutchtown 10.

Henry County (4-1) at Eagle's Landing (0-5)

Tonight, 7:30 p.m. at Eagle's Landing

Key Players: Henry County-QB Drew Little, WR Chris Jackson, CB Wayne Shavers. Eagle's Landing-QB Dylan Shaddix, WR Brock Callahan, DE Brandon Johnson.

Last Meeting 2006: Eagle's Landing 25, Henry County 15.

Series Record: Eagle's Landing leads series 8-6.

Game Notes: Henry County's high-flying offense has gotten off to one of the fastest starts in school history with its 4-1 record. A week ago, Drew Little passed for more than 200 yards and Keith Wright came up with two interceptions. The Eagle's Landing offense has struggled in its first five games, managing just 17 points. The Golden Eagles will try to get things on track tonight in the 15th meeting between the rivals.

Staff Prediction: Henry County 28, Eagle's Landing 14.

ELCA (4-1) at Our Lady of Mercy

Tonight, 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy

Key Players: ELCA-QB Wes Carter, WR Jordan Clanton, DL Cole Bostwick. Our Lady of Mercy-LB Will Simmons, David Goemaere. WR Matt Fitzgerald.

Last Meeting 2006: ELCA 48, Our Lady of Mercy 14.

Series Record: ELCA leads 3-0.

Game Notes: The Eagle's Landing Christian Academy Chargers turned the Class A Associated Press football poll upside down with an upset victory over Bremen, knocking the Blue Devils out of the AP poll. With its victory, ELCA picked up votes in the weekly poll. After starting the season with a 4-1 record, the Chargers play their region opener tonight on the road against Our Lady of Mercy.

Staff Prediction: ELCA 41, Our Lady of Mercy 14.

Forest Park (0-4-1) vs. Bainbridge (3-2)

Tonight, 7:30 p.m. at Bainbridge

Key Players: Forsest Park-QB Reginald Lewis, WR Nick Hudley, LB Micheal Dominick. Bainbridge-QB Nick Williams, WR Chris Bush, DB Anthony Riley.

Last Meeting 2006: Bainbridge 49, Forest Park 12.

Series Record: Bainbridge leads 1-0.

Game Notes: The Forest Park Panthers are looking to change things around after another slow start. Forest Park appeared to be headed in the right direction earlier this year when it played hard and tied Mundy's Mill, but the squad hasn't won since the 2005 season. Bainbridge comes into the game with a 3-2 record.

Staff Prediction: Bainbridge 28, Forest Park 10.

Jonesboro (2-3) vs. Riverdale (2-3)

Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at Tara Stadium

Key Players: Jonesboro-LB Hendrick Clark, QB Cliff Crews, WR Brandon Hosley. Riverdale-OL Cordy Glenn, WR DeMario Askew, LB Undrew Bailey.

Last Meeting 2006: Riverdale 24, Jonesboro 7.

Series Record: Riverdale leads serie 22-3.

Game Notes: The Jonesboro Cardinals and the Riverdale Raiders share something in common heading into Saturday's game with a 2-3 record. Jonesboro enters the game with a one-game winning streak after beating Forest Park. Riverdale dropped its game last week to rival Lovejoy.

Staff Prediction: Riverdale 20, Jonesboro 14.

Newnan (4-1) at Morrow (1-4)

Tonight, 7:30 p.m. at Tara Stadium

Key Players: Morrow-QB Marlon Riddick, LB Eddie Brown, RB Josh Yost. Newnan-QB Russell Powell, FS Alec Ogletree, OL Leland Russell.

Last Meeting 2006: Newnan 49, Morrow 21.

Series Record: Newnan leads series 19-11.

Game Notes: The Morrow Mustangs are seeking just their second win of the year. The squad's only victory came against Newton. Morrow has since dropped two in a row, including last week's 58-7 win loss to East Coweta.

Staff Prediction: Newnan 28, Morrow 7.

Mundy's Mill (3-1-1) at Hiram(4-2)

Tonight, 7:30 p.m. at Hiram

Key Players: Mundy's Mill-QB Miguel Starks, RB Quintory Braswell, DB Thad Staum. Hiram-RB Coshik Wiliams, LB Randy Crutchfield, DL Jackson Hardeman.

Last Meeting 2006: Mundy's Mill 7, Hiram 6.

Series Record: Hiram leads series 1-0.

Game Notes: Mundy's Mill and Hiram are each fighting it out for one of the Region 4-AAAA playoff spots. Mundy's Mill comes into the game with a 3-1-1 record, while Hiram is 4-2. Mundhy's Mill has won two games in a row, including its last outing with North Clayton.

Staff Prediction: Mundy's Mill 28, Hiram 14.

Ola (1-4) at Spalding County

Tonight, 7:30 p.m. at Spalding County

Key Players: Ola-RB Kenny James, LB Austin Kelley, CB Michael Smith. Spalding-LB Charles Williams, DE Marcus Duvall.

Last Meeting 2006: Spalding 30, Ola 0.

Series Record: Spalding leads 1-0.

Game Notes: The Ola Mustangs are trying to score their first points ever against Spalding. A year, the second-year program was shutout 30-0. This season Spalding has won just one game, beating North Oconee in the season-opener.

Staff Prediction: Spalding 24, Ola 14.

Stockbridge (4-2) vs. Upson Lee (5-1)

Tonight, 7:30 p.m. at Stockbridge

Key Players: Stockbridge-QB Tyler Bass, RB Vance King, K Chad Boyington.

Last Meeting 2006: Upson Lee 41, Stockbridge 34.

Series Record: Upson-Lee leads 5-0.

Game Notes: The Stockbridge Tigers have had a reality check the past two weeks. After starting the season 4-0 for the first time in 40 years, the Tigers have lost to Baldwin County and top-ranked Northside Warner Robins the past two weeks. Upson Lee comes into the game with two-game winning streak. This is the second weeek in a row Upson-Lee has played a team from Henry County. Last week,they beat Dutchtown.

Staff Prediction: Upson-Lee 35, Stockbridge 21.

Union Grove (1-4) vs. Luella (2-3)

Tonight, 7:30 p.m. at Union Grove

Key Players: Luella-WR Chance Masters, LB Charles Johnson, TE Jake Burgdorf. Union Grove-DB Steven Slyvester, QB Reed Moss, C Trey Brown.

Last Meeting 2006: Union Grove 28, Luella 14.

Series Record: Union Grove leads series 3-0.

Game Notes: The Union Grove Wolverines and the Luella Lions are off to a fast start. Luella can move its record to 3-3 with a win tonight. A victory against the Wolverines would be the first for the Lions in school history. Luella comes into the Region 2-AAAAA contest with victories over Dutchtown and Newton. Union Grove beat Jackson the first week of the season, but has dropped four in a row.

Staff Prediction: Union Grove 21, Luella 14.