Game of the Week: Elbert County vs Rabun County
Our Game of the Week sends us to the Granite Bowl as the Wildcats seek a win that would set up a true region title game next week against…you guessed it, Union County!
The #1-ranked Wildcats are now 7-1 on the season, and have the state’s highest-scoring offense at 47.6 points per contest. Gunner Stockton is now 7th all-time in the state in passing scores (106), and needs just 7 more to tie, and 8 to pass, former Rabun great Bailey Fisher. Stockton’s 8,155 career passing yards also now has him at 19th all-time. He is 35 yards away from surpassing Union County’s Joseph Mancuso. Also, one more TD pass for Stockton gives him 30 passing on the season for a third consecutive year. Rabun is coming off a 5th straight victory, and a 71-0 shutout that set school records for total points, margin of victory, and largest shutout.
The Blue Devils enter this game at just 2-4 overall and averaging just 17.8 points per game. Prior to their 31-10 win over Union County, Elbert had played its previous 5 games against 1A schools.
BY THE NUMBERS (2020)
- 2-4 (1-0)
- Region Standings: T1st
- 17.8 OFFENSE AVG
- 27.3 DEFENSE AVG
- N/A State Ranking
- 7-1 (1-0)
- Region Standings: T1st
- 47.6 OFFENSE AVG *#1 in Class 2A
- 19.0 DEFENSE AVG
- #1 State Ranking
Be looking for highlights post-game late tonight as well as a story recapping WEEK 10. Highlights are shared on Channel 5 (Fox) on the 11 PM “High 5 Sports” show. You can also follow us on Twitter (@BlitzSportsGa) for live score updates (WiFi pending).
No contest here really. The Blue Devils are definitely a step up from last week’s opponent for Rabun County, but don’t let that fool you. Elbert might have a little flash right off the opening kick, but the Cats are beginning to peak at the perfect time. OUR PICK: RABUN COUNTY
DO WE BRING LUCK?
For Rabun County, we’ve captured exactly 41 games, and the Wildcats are 32-9 in those.
DETAILS OF THE MATCHUP
TIME: 7:30 PM Kickoff
PLACE: Elbert County HS / Elberton, GA / The Granite Bowl
LAST MEETING: Rabun County 52, Elbert County 14 (2019)
ALL-TIME RECORD: Rabun County 4, Elbert County 0
RECORDS: #1 Rabun County Wildcats (7-1; 1-0 in 8-AA); Elbert County Blue Devils (2-4; 1-0 in 8-AA)
This is still a relatively-new series, with just 4 meetings all time. The Cats have won them all by a combined score of 174-45, including a 52-14 win last season. The initial meetings in 2016 and 2017 featured both teams playing for a region title, and both were ranked at the time of those meetings. Below are the versions of the series that we have preserved.
TEAM LEADERS (2020 PLAYER STATS)
Gunner Stockton (1,765 yds, 29 TD, 1 INT; 68% completion)
Garrett Horton (187 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT; 71% completion)
Lang Windham (824 yds, 5 TD, 8.8 YPC)
Gunner Stockton (764 yds, 15 TD, 7.9 YPC)
Keilin Sanders (138 yds, 3 TD, 8.1 YPC)
Bryson Addis (85 yds, 0 TD, 6.1 YPC)
Adriel Clark (823 yds, 16 TD, 40 rec)
Lang Windham (381 yds, 3 TD, 24 rec)
Tate Ramey (214 yds, 7 TD, 19 rec)
Sutton Jones (194 yds, 1 TD, 19 rec)
Ethan Clarke (101 yds, 1 TD, 5 rec)
Hogan Woodard (86 yds, 1 TD, 5 rec)
Turner Grimmett (6 yds, 1 TD, 1 rec)
Will Turpin (74 TKL, 8.5 TFL, 5 Sacks, 1 FumRec)
Cory Keller (64 TKL, 2 TFL, 2 INT, 1 Forced Fum)
Brody Jarrard (51 TKL, 5.5 TFL, 2 Sacks)
Hoff Windham (51 TKL, 4.5 TFL, 1 INT, 1 FumRec)
Turner Grimmett (49 TKL, 3 TFL, 1 Sack)
Hogan Woodard (36 TKL, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 1 Forced Fum)
Chris Thompson (29 TKL, 8 TFL, 4 Sacks)
Hunter Moore (22 TKL, 1 TFL, 3 INT)
Will McCraw (21 TKL, 7 TFL, 3 Sacks)