Thu. Sep 29th, 2022

Standings:

Everybody is 0-0. We are getting it cranked up this Friday!

Model Blue Devils (0-0) at Chattooga Indians (0-0):

Model has been solid on defense this season but are still looking to put together a solid offensive game. Chattooga has been solid on offense but has yet to put a solid defensive performance together yet. 

NwGaFootball Take: I think the Model defense plays well enough to create some turnovers and give the Devil’s short fields to play. Chattooga is always a threat to score from anywhere on the field with RB LaShaun Lester and SS Rowan Burdick is one of, if not the, best hitter on defense in the Region. Model does enough to squeak by Pick: Model

What it Means: Not scientifically proven but I think teams that win week one in a 7 team region tend to make the playoffs. The winner of this one has a heads up in the playoff race. The loser is thrown back in the pack to battle it out with the losers of the other two Region games Friday and Idle Coosa. 

Pepperell Dragons (0-0) at Dade Co (0-0):

Pepperell has played a killer non Region schedule going 1-3 against 4 probable playoff teams from 5AA. Dade’s schedule hasn’t been as tough but they are sitting at 2-1 with their lone loss a close one to 6A Mt. Zion. 

NwGaFootball Take: Pepperell’s game plan: DJ Rogers. Dade’s game plan: Stop DJ Rogers. Seems like an easy task to stop one player but this guy can take 95 yards to the house on any given snap. Coming into last week he was the leading rusher in AA and stopping him for 4 quarters is a tough task for anyone. Dade has the potential to put up some points of their own and Magic Morgan is a tough place to play. Pick: Pepperell

What it Means: The winner is eyeing a home playoff spot and both teams travel to Fannin this season to face the defending Champs. The winner Friday circles that Fannin trip! 

Fannin Co (0-0) at Gordon Central (0-0):

Fannin’s lone loss this season was to a very good Sonoraville team from 6AAA. Gordon Central is still looking for their 1st win in 2021. 

NwGaFootball Take: Gordon Central will be looking to pull off the upset of the decade if they could knock off the defending Region Champs at “The Rat”. Fannin Co is solid again in 2021 and it would take a near perfect game to even play close with these Rebels in 7AA. Pick: Fannin Co

What it Means: I guarantee Fannin Co is not just looking to make the playoffs or host a home game, they are looking for another Region Title. A win here puts them well on their way. Gordon Central can throw a wrench in the whole Region race with a huge upset. 

Coosa Eagles (0-0): Non Region matchup this Week at Cherokee (AL)

CalPrep Predictions:

Fannin Co by 35

Pepperell  by 8

Model       by 8