HS Football Week 10 Predictions And Game of the Week - Milton Eagles vs Roswell Hornets
1. Roswell (6-0, 2-0) vs Milton (5-1, 2-0) - Roswell and their explosive offense led by Robbie Roper and wide receivers Marquis Willis and Michael Fitzgerald have still been rolling. They are coming off of a bye week however, prior to that, Roswell’s Roper threw for 191 yards with three touchdowns and had two interceptions in their win over Cherokee. A game in which the teams went toe for toe, but in the fourth quarter, the Hornets defense was able to keep the Warriors from scoring Willis caught for 82 yards and a touchdown.
Milton is riding a three game win streak after following their only loss of the season to Cedar Grove. Junior quarterback Devin Ferrell is coming a 257 yard three touchdown performance against Etowah. A game they won by a final of 35-0. The week before Ferrell threw for 133 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 119 and a touchdown in the Eagles’ 35-20 win over Alpharetta. Defensively, Bryce Thornton two interceptions in the win over Alpharetta. Against McEachern, Thornton had three solo tackles and an interception. They also have a beast of a defensive end by the name of LT Overton, who is averaging almost one sack per game this season. This may be the toughest defense yet for the Hornets and with Milton playing at home, I’m going with the Eagles. Pick: Milton
2. Starr’s Mill (6-1, 3-0) vs Whitewater (3-4, 2-1) – Starr’s Mill comes into this one riding a six game win streak. This is a team whose defense has played lights out after giving up 21 to East Coweta in their season overtime opener loss. The Panthers are a team that will grind it out offensively on the ground and because of the play of their defense, they have not really had to rely on their air attack to beat their opponents.
Whitewater has had more of an up and down season this year. After their week two win, the Wildcats dropped three straight before winning their last two games in which their offense finally had some big performances. In each of those wins, the Wildcats had four rushing touchdowns and scored 40 plus points. On top of this being a key region match up, this is also a rivalry game. Whitewater knows that a loss puts them in danger of dropping out of the top four region positions and with Northgate and Harris County, two teams very much still in the hunt, up next, expect the Wildcats to come out fighting. However, I’m going with the Panthers in this one. Pick: Starr’s Mill
3. Lithia Springs (2-5, 2-1) vs Chapel Hill (5-3, 3-1) – Last year, Lithia Springs made history advancing to the Georgia High School Association football state playoffs for the first time in the program’s history. Although they were ousted in the first round of the playoffs, the Lions now have a taste of what it is like to continue on past the regular season, something they now look to make a regular occurrence. Although the Lions were pretty much manhandled in their first four games of the season, it is worth noting that those were all none region match ups. In the loss to Pebblebrook, they were able to go toe to toe with the Falcons but fell short as they lost 31-26. In their only region loss, the Lions came up short a fell to Villa Rica, who the Lions sit behind currently in the standings, 30-27. In that game, Lions sophomore quarterback Jai’que Hart had a career performance with 300 yards through the air along with three touchdowns and one interception. Senior running back Lydell Daniel also has been able to cause problems for the opposing defenses so the Lions have some offensive threats not to be taken lightly.
Chapel Hill currently sits atop the region having already taken down Villa Rica but a loss to Lithia Springs would potentially drop them from first to third in the standings. Of their three region wins, the Panthers most impressive was their 47-0 win over North Springs. A game in which senior running back Michael Perkins rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown while junior quarterback Komari Frye threw for 160 yards and two touchdowns. The ground game with Perkins leading the way has been the most consistent part of the Panthers offense so the Lions defense will need to key in on stopping the run and forcing Frye to get the job done through the air. With standings positions on the line for both teams in this one, expect a slugfest until the end but giving the Lions the edge. Pick: Lithia Springs