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Week 7 Predictions: Key region matchups on tap

Week 7 is upon us, which means it’s time for our BLITZ Bold Predictions. Here are the following games we’ll be keeping an eye on, and our pick in bold and underlined.
[Photo by Bobby Escoe]

Habersham Central @ Gainesville^
#3 Rabun vs Putnam
#6 Commerce @ Providence Christian
White @ #4 Blessed Trinity
Union vs Dawson (VOTE HERE!)
Stephens vs St. Pius
North Hall vs Lumpkin

#10 Flowery Branch vs Walnut Grove
Johnson vs #2 Buford
West Hall vs Chestatee
East Hall @ #2 GAC

Last Week (Wk 6): 8-2
2017 Picks: 63-12 (84%)  |  All-time (2006-Present): 72%

^Habersham at Gainesville is our BLITZ Game of the Week! Here’s all you need to know heading into that matchup at Bobby Gruhn Field:

TIME: 7:30 pm kickoff
PLACE: Bobby Gruhn Field at City Park (Gainesville, GA)
LAST MEETING: Red Elephants won 24-7 at Habersham in 2016
ALL-TIME RECORD: Gainesville 14, Habersham Central 11
RECORDS: Habersham Central (1-4); Chestatee (1-4)

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:

From 1972-1991, these teams squared off annually, with Gainesville winning 12 times and Habersham 10 times. Since then, they’ve met just three times (four counting tonight), with Habersham winning 25-0 in 2000, and the Red Elephants winning 16-7 in 2001 and 24-7 in 2016. The Raiders have gone just 4-8 in games played at Gainesville.

HABERSHAM CENTRAL LEADERS

PASSING
AJ Curry: 1,517 yds, 14 TD; 91/176 passing (52%), 4 INT

RUSHING
Baylor Hinshaw: 548 yds, 4 TD
AJ Curry: 487 yds, 8 TD
Daniel Matkovic: 273 yds, 6 TD

RECEIVING
Jim Barnett: 35 rec, 527 yds, 4 TD
Donovan Curry: 20 rec, 463 yds, 8 TD
Bryce Tanner: 19 rec, 319 yds, 2 TD
Trey Wetherton: 10 rec, 154 yds

TACKLES
Carson Taylor: 42 tackles, 5 TFL, INT, forced fumble, fumble recovery, blocked kick
Karl Fail: 32 tackles, 4 TFL, forced fumble
Josh Pickett: 27 tackles, 1.5 TFL

SACKS
Garrett Kinsey, Andrew Lovell, Luke Wilson & Caleb Hodges: 1

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