Woodward Academy at North Clayton Game Preview

After a bye last week, North Clayton will return to Region 4-AAAA action Friday night against No. 8 Woodward Academy. (File Photo)

Woodward Academy War Eagles (Region 4-AAAA)

Coach: John Hunt

Record: 5-1 (2-0)

Last Week: 56-27 win over Henry County

North Clayton Eagles (Region 4-AAAA)

Coach: Cap Burnett

Record: 2-3 (1-0)

Last Week: Bye

The North Clayton Eagles will look to improve to 2-0 in Region 4-AAAA play Friday night when they host No. 8 Woodward Academy at Southern Crescent Stadium.

The Eagles bounced back from three straight losses in their last game two weeks ago with a shutout of Druid Hills. They will need to replicate that same defensive effort against Woodward Academy, a team that is averaging more than 32 points per game. The War Eagles are coming off a 56-27 win over Henry County.

Woodward Academy will be the first of five region games in consecutive weeks to close the season for North Clayton.

Last Meeting: Woodward Academy 42, North Clayton 0 (2016)

Location: Southern Crescent Stadium

Time: Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Luke Strickland is the sports editor of the Clayton News in Jonesboro and the Henry Herald in McDonough. He went to school at the University of Georgia.

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