By Ashley Brown
Last Week’s Picks: 5-2
Season Total: 19-7
This week’s games:
Evans, Grovetown and Augusta Prep are idle this week.
Lakeside (1-3) vs. Redan (1-0)
Last Week: Lakeside lost to Morgan County 41-7/Redan beat Druid Hills 62-0
Lakeside got roughed up by Morgan County last week after a solid win over Effingham County the previous Friday night. Which Panther team will show up this week?
Redan 37 Lakeside 14
Greenbrier (4-0, 1-0) @ Walnut Grove (2-3, 1-1)
Last Week: Greenbrier rallied to beat Loganville 28-20/Walnut Grove lost to Jackson County 20-0
Prior to the start of the season, I got some weird looks when I told a few people that I thought Greenbrier might be the best team in the county. While Evans and Augusta Christian might still argue that point, Greenbrier has been impressive. They easily have the best passing games in the entire area and are a dangerous opponent for almost anyone.
Greenbrier 33 Walnut Grove 20
Harlem (1-3) vs. Richmond Academy (3-1)
Last Week: Harlem beat Lincoln County 42-27/Richmond Academy fell to Vidalia 33-21
Harlem’s difficult schedule for 2020 continues this week versus a solid Richmond Academy squad. Richmond Academy has plenty of speed on defense to try to slow down the great running duo of Jeremiah Ellis and Cameron Garnett, and I think that might be the difference.
Richmond Academy 23 Harlem 20
Augusta Christian (5-0) vs. Pinewood Prep (1-4)
Last Week: ACS rolled past Wilson Hall 42-7/Pinewood lost to Hilton Head Christian 34-14
The Lions have been outstanding in 2020. They have outscored their opponents 237-49, and that is with their top tier players resting for most of the second half. Zack Blackwell and company should cruise again this week.
Augusta Christian 48 Pinewood Prep 7