Sure to be wrong, but here are our Week 10 predictions. We are hitting 83.5% on the season.
DISCLAIMER: We dissect the numbers, check against other projections, utilize the brain and not the heart. If we pick against any of our beloved 11 programs, take it as a diss if you want, or use it as motivation. We obviously would love to see all 11 programs win every single game, so we’ll celebrate even if we’re wrong if it means our locals walk away as winners.
White County vs #10 Denmark
The Warriors really need this win. J Ben Haynes is coming off a 6-TD performance (3 passing, 3 rushing), and the offense is battle tested at this point. If the defense can make the stops, the home team has a chance We’re stretching to go with our heart. WE PICK WHITE.
#10 Dawson County vs Fannin County
The Tigers got a bye week following a hard-fought battle against GAC. That is the last time Dawson will lose this regular season, bank on it! WE PICK DAWSON.
#2 Rabun County vs Social Circle
Gunner Stockton’s big game in the win over Elbert has him just a couple passes away from 2,000 for the year, and would put him up over 5,000 for his young career. Simultaneously, Braxton Hicks is inching VERY CLOSE to hitting 3,000 receiving yards, which puts him in the top 10 in state history! Needless to say, these guys don’t care about stats, they care about winning. WE PICK RABUN.
Banks County vs Putnam
This is a very intriguing game actually. We love Banks here, playing at home for the second of three straight in Homer. Putnam has shown signs of promise though, notably in the 50-plus point performance against Union. If we’re right, Banks all but locks up a playoff spot with a third region win. WE PICK BANKS.
#7 Union County vs Oglethorpe
This one typically you’d say would be over by the second quarter, but for a second straight week, that could be determined by the availability of Union’s stars, like Pierson Allison who missed the game against Banks County, which could have been catastrophic if the Leopards had found a way to win in a 14-7 defensive battle. Still, Oglethorpe is having a really rough year. WE PICK UNION.
Lumpkin County vs North Hall
The Indians are back at home, but the Trojans’ option might be too much for Lumpkin to keep up with. Hope we’re wrong, but WE PICK NORTH HALL.
#6 Commerce vs Towns County
The Tigers are coming off a disappointing loss at home to #10 Hebron. It was a tough draw, but winnable. Commerce will take frustrations out on Towns County, who still looks for its first win. WE PICK COMMERCE.
Stephens County vs #8 North Oconee
Stephens County’s 2019 journey has been one to forget so far. Can they turn things around at home? They desperately need this region win. WE PICK NORTH OCONEE.
#3 Jefferson @ Monroe Area
The Dragons are coming off another huge win, and a gigantic game by Colby Clark. Though they’re on the road, these guys are on fire right now. This game is a rematch of last season’s 8-AAA defacto title game, in which Monroe Area won. However, they no longer have Byron Chandler, who as a QB led the state in rushing last season. WE PICK JEFFERSON.
Habersham Central @ #1 Dacula
While we’d love an upset here, Dacula is one of the top programs in all classifications, and atop all of Class 6A. WE PICK DACULA.
Predicted winners are in bold
#6 Flowery Branch vs #1 Marist
Chestatee vs #3 Blessed Trinity
Lakeview vs #6 Prince Avenue
Gainesville @ Winder-Barrow
Cherokee Bluff @ #3 GAC
Riverside @ #7 Hebron