Game: Northview Titans at Dunwoody Wildcats
Date: Sept. 29
Last meeting: Northview 35, Dunwoody 28 (Sept. 30, 2016)
All-time series: Northview leads 1-0
Prediction: Dunwoody 30, Northview 27
As September concludes, the prep football regular season itches closer to its unofficial halfway mark with several programs seeking to move up the region standings.
Dunwoody hosts Northview in a Region 7AAAAAA contest on Friday. The Wildcats look to rebound from a 14-0 region home defeat to North Atlanta on Sept. 8. Northview also dropped its region opener at Alpharetta 42-17 on Sept. 15. Dunwoody dropped last season’s meeting 35-28 in the lone lifetime meeting between the two programs.
Tucker won its Region 4AAAAAA contest at home over Jonesboro 42-7 on Sept. 15. Taurean Taylor rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Travon Ford tossed a touchdown pass to Josh Vann for the Tigers’ offense. Gerry Vaughn and Darick Stephenson each had a rushing touchdown. Mike Harris and Cameron Carter each had a sack for Tucker’s defense. The Tigers visit Mundy’s Mill on Friday. Tucker earned a 34-14 home victory in last year’s game in the teams’ first lifetime meeting.
Stephenson was also victorious in its Region 4AAAAAA opener on Sept. 15 with a 14-7 home win against Lovejoy on Sept. 15. The Jaguars’ scores came in the first half on a one-yard touchdown run by Darren Parker and a 21-yard TD run by Deondre Jackson. Stephenson visits Jonesboro in a region contest on Friday. The Jaguars won last season’s game 27-0 in the lone lifetime meeting between the two schools.
Lakeside hosts Central Gwinnett in a Region 7AAAAAAA contest on Friday. The Vikings looks to rebound from its 18-16 non-region loss to Miller Grove on Sept. 15. Matthew Franklin’s field goal in the first quarter gave Lakeside the 3-0 lead. The Wolverines responded with a six-yard touchdown run by Charlie Cooper for the 6-3 lead. Lakeside retook the lead 10-6 later in the first quarter on Max Guggemos’ one-yard touchdown run. Kameron Williams’ 10-yard touchdown catch from Shawn Collins gave Miller Grove the 12-10 lead at halftime. Collins connected with Williams again, this time for 20 yards, on a touchdown in the third quarter to increase the margin to 18-10. Demonte Pressley’s interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter wasn’t enough for Lakeside in the loss.
The Vikings lost last year’s game to Central Gwinnett 57-28 last season.
Miller Grove is off this week.
Druid Hills earned its first win of the season on Sept. 15 with a 35-0 victory over Clarkston. The Red Devils face Eastside in a Region 4AAAA contest on Friday. The Eagles won last season’s contest 49-0 last season.
Marist earned a non-region 34-17 home victory over Woodward Academy on Sept. 15. Chase Abshier rushed for 85 yards and three touchdowns in addition to passing for 185 yards in the victory. Paul Stanley had nine tackles and four assists for Marist’s defense which had four second-half interceptions. Dean Johnson had two interceptions while Kyle Hamilton and Eric Boyd each had one for Marist. Timmy Bleekrode kicked two field goals for Marist as well.
“The Woodward win was an excellent team victory,” Marist coach Alan Chadwick said. “Both sides of the ball played really well. Offensively, Charlie Addicks had several fine runs and blocked extremely well. Dean Colton led an improving offensive line.”
Marist hosts Gainesville in a non-region contest on Friday. The War Eagles lead the lifetime series 9-5 and won last year’s game 24-10.
Cedar Grove stayed undefeated through its first four games of the season with a 41-14 home win over Lovett in a Region 5AAA contest on Sept. 15. Darrel Neal had174 out of the team’s 331 rushing yards in the victory. Roderic Forts had three sacks for the Saints’ defense. Cedar Grove is off this week.
Other programs off this week include Stone Mountain, Lithonia, Arabia Mountain, Chamblee, St. Pius X and Redan.