High School football games on tap tonight

By Doug Gorman


Thursday will be a busy night for three high school football teams from the Southern as they take part in their weekly contest a day earlier then the traditional Friday night games.

Eagle's Landing (0-6), which is still looking for its first win, travels to Southern Crescent Stadium where it will take on Drew (1-5), who won in a shocker at Eastside last week for its first region win ever.

Henry County (3-3) , which won last week in overtime against Stockbridge, also plays tonight at Spalding (2-5) in Griffin.

Eagle's Landing (0-6) vs. Drew (1-5)

Southern Crescent Stadium-7 p.m.

Series : First meeting

Storyline: Drew is only in its second year, but the Titans won for the first time ever in region competition last week when they defeated Eastside 14-7 in the best showing by its defense this season. Offensively, Drew has struggled to get on track, only scoring 44 points all season. Eagles's Landing has only won once in the last 16 games, going back to last year when it beat South Atlanta.

A week ago, Eagle's Landing lost to Spalding 33-16.

Prediction: Drew 21, ELHS 14

Henry County (3-3) at Spalding (2-5)

Series: Tied 1-1

Storyline: Henry's Chris Moody passed and rushed for more than 100 yards each last Friday night in the team's overtime victory against Stockbridge to move its overall record to 3-3 and their Region 4-AAA mark to 3-1. The Warhawks go into tonight's game on a two-game winning streak.

Prediction: Henry County 24, Spalding 21