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!

RABUN 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.

ELBERT COUNTY

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)

ELBERT COUNTY

  • 2-4 (1-0)
  • Region Standings: T1st
  • 17.8 OFFENSE AVG
  • 27.3 DEFENSE AVG
  • N/A State Ranking

RABUN COUNTY

  • 7-1 (1-0)
  • Region Standings: T1st
  • 47.6 OFFENSE AVG *#1 in Class 2A
  • 19.0 DEFENSE AVG
  • #1 State Ranking

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

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).

OUR PREDICTION

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)

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING

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.

2016 – #3 Rabun County 42, #9 Elbert County 10 | 2017 – #3 Rabun County 35, #10 Elbert County 7
2018 – #3 Rabun County 45, #10 Elbert County 14

TEAM LEADERS (2020 PLAYER STATS)

RABUN COUNTY

PASSING
Gunner Stockton (1,765 yds, 29 TD, 1 INT; 68% completion)
Garrett Horton (187 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT; 71% completion)

RUSHING
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)

RECEIVING
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)

DEFENSIVE LEADERS
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)

ELBERT COUNTY

PASSING
N/A

RUSHING
N/A

RECEIVING
N/A

DEFENSIVE
N/A

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