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Game of the Week Preview: Rabun seeks second straight undefeated regular season

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The final week of the regular season: it presents emotion, joy, pain and everything in between. For the 2017 Rabun County Wildcats (9-0; 5-0), it presents a chance at a second consecutive undefeated regular season. However, a win for the #3-ranked Cats will also be the first 10-0 undefeated season should they take care of Monticello (2-7; 2-3).

The Wildcats already secured their fourth straight region title last week with a blowout win over Oglethorpe. Last year, Rabun was leading Mt. Pisgah in its season opener, 21-14, when the game was called for lightning just before halftime. Thus the game didn’t count, and Rabun finished 9-0 in the regular season. This is the chance to do something Rabun County has never done, a perfect 10-0 regular season. This game has some added emotion, as Bailey Fisher, one of the state’s all-time best QBs, plays his final regular season game in Tiger.

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Our Prediction: As usual, Bailey Fisher, Austin Jones, Braxton Hicks, Cole Keener and Dawson Henricks just take it to Monticello in a game that’s over at the half.

WEEK 0 – Chestatee vs North Hall
WEEK 1 – #5 Rabun vs #9 Mt. Pisgah
WEEK 2 – Habersham Central vs White
WEEK 3 – White vs #3 Rabun
WEEK 4 – Habersham Central vs Stephens
WEEK 5 – Habersham Central vs Chestatee
WEEK 6 – Dawson vs North Hall
WEEK 7 – Gainesville vs Habersham Central
WEEK 8 – North Hall vs Union
WEEK 9 – #3 Rabun vs #10 Elbert
WEEK 10 – Lumpkin vs Dawson

Here’s everything you need to know for Week 11:

TIME: 7:30 pm kickoff
PLACE: Tiger, GA (Rabun County High School)
LAST MEETING: Rabun won 55-14
ALL-TIME RECORD: Monticello 4, Rabun 1
RECORDS: Rabun County (9-0; 5-0); Monticello (2-7; 2-3)

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:

The Wildcats won their first ever against Monticello last season in a 55-14 blowout. Prior to that, the Hurricanes had taken the first four meetings, two in 1970-71, and two more in 1994-95.

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TEAM LEADERS/PLAYERS to WATCH (stats according to MaxPreps)

RABUN COUNTY:

PASSING
Bailey Fisher: 2,065 yds, 24 TD, 2 INT (114/165; 69%)

RUSHING
Bailey Fisher: 560 yds, 17 TD
Brison Beck: 460 yds, 6 TD
Mason Sprinkle: 215 yds, 2 TD
AJ Wheeler: 146 yds, 2 TD

RECEIVING
Cole Keener: 29 rec, 680 yds, 8 TD
Braxton Hicks: 24 rec, 484 yds, 6 TD
Austin Jones: 20 rec, 395 yds, 4 TD
Dillyn Nichols: 18 rec, 179 yds, 2 TD
Chase Horton: 9 rec, 146 yds, 2 TD

TACKLES
Gavyn Jones: 87 tackles, 10 TFL
Austin Jones: 77 tackles, 5 TFL
Dawson Henricks: 70 tackles, 7.5 TFL

SACKS
Jackson Webb: 5 Sacks
Tanner Jarrard & Austin Sosebee: 4 Sacks
Gavyn Jones: 1 Sack

INTERCEPTIONS
Cole Keener: 3 INT
Austin Jones & AJ Wheeler: 2 INT
4 Others: 1 INT

MONTICELLO:

PASSING
Jaymerious Fleetwood: 612 yds, 4 TD, 4 INT (55/96; 57%)
Matt Cain: 525 yds, 5 TD, 8 INT (34/72; 47%)

RUSHING
Dylan Jackson: 624 yds, 3 TD
Marquis Reese: 262 yds, TD
William Stewart: 95 yds, TD
Braden Lynch: 77 yds, 3 TD

RECEIVING
Gaven Sands: 18 rec, 322 yds, 4 TD
Jeff Cain: 22, 232 yds, 0 TD
De’Ivion Lawrence: 8 rec, 219 yds, TD
Marquis Reese: 24 rec, 133 yds, TD
Jeremiah Jackson: 5 rec, 116 yds, TD

TACKLES
Braden Lynch: 55 tackles, 13 TFL
Chantz Watts: 49 tackles
Akiren Walker: 47 tackles

SACKS
Chantz Watts, Braden Lynch & 1 Other: 2 Sacks
4 Others: 1 Sack

INTERCEPTIONS
Jaymerious Fleetwood: 2 INT
2 Others: 1 INT

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