Last week after the Battle of Effingham where only one of our two high schools could claim victory, this week presents an opportunity for both high schools to be winners on Friday night. It will be challenge, but I predict both Effingham and South Effingham will add a W to the ledgers.
Effingham travels more than 2-1/2 hours to Evans, which is near Augusta, to play a pass-happy Greenbrier team. Several Rebel insiders say Effingham isn’t that adroit at defending the pass, but Greenbrier insiders say they haven’t seen a good passing game from QB Nick Richards yet this season. If Richards is on then it could be a long trip home for Effingham, but I think Richards hardly touches the ball because Effingham’s wishbone offense will chew up the majority of the game clock. When Richards does touch the ball, he won’t have much time to get off a throw because Effingham’s linemen and linebackers, who are clearly stronger than the Wolfpack’s offensive line, will harass the 6-foot-4 quarterback all night. They will sack him so hard that he’ll think twice of setting up in the pocket again. Prediction: Effingham 26, Greenbrier 7.
South Effingham is in a dangerous situation. Coming off two emotional wins, the probability of a letdown is huge. However, under the guidance of Greg Manior and senior leadership, the Mustangs won’t overlook Bryan County and will pummel them in Pembroke. Bryan County does have more speed than South and if any of the speedy backs, particularly 5-foot-4 155-pound Ivey Mutcherson break free, no one will catch him. However, South is too good to lose this game. Prediction: South Effingham 42, Bryan County 15.
Yellow Jackets: After a cupcake win last week, Tech plays on national television against undefeated Boston College. Tech already knocked off one Catholic school this year and Saturday night will be no different. Tashard Choice, Taylor Bennett and Gary Guyton strut their stuff on ESPN2 with a 27-20 win.
Georgia can’t lose this week. No. 1 they’re not playing Spurrier. No. 2 they’re not playing Vandy and No. 3 they’re not playing Kentucky. They’re playing one of the doormats of the Southern Conference, Western Carolina. Stafford plays like a quarterback this game and even bad play calling can’t spoil a Georgia win. Georgia rolls over the Catamounts 49-14.
Georgia Southern will make it two wins in as many years over Coastal Carolina on Saturday. The Chanticleers were one of three victims for the Eagles last season. Appropriately, I was at the game. On Saturday, if the Eagles want to win they better hope they execute well and the team that played the second half of last week’s win comes to play the whole game. If they do that, then GSU goes to 2-0. Prediction: GSU 35, Coastal 21.
Benedictine over Groves
Coffee over Bradwell
Johnson over Country Day
Liberty County over Brantley County
Savannah Christian over Richmond Hill
Jenkins over Calvary Day
Statesboro over Glynn Academy
Florida over Tennessee
Arkansas over Bama
USC over Nebraska
Notre Dame over Michigan
Mississippi over Vanderbilt
West VA over Maryland
Jax over Atlanta
Carolina over Houston
Pack over G-Men
Titans over Indy (not a typo)
Saints over Bucs
Eagles over Skins
Chargers over Cheaters (I mean Patriots)
Blog has been viewed (1129) times.