When, where: Friday, 7:30 p.m., at Forsyth County Stadium in Cumming.
Records, rankings: Meadowcreek is 0-2 and unranked in Class 7A; Central is 1-0 and unranked in Class 7A.
Series history: First meeting.
Last meeting: N/A
What to know: Before Jason Carrera became the head coach of Meadowcreek the Mustangs might have been one of the worst programs in the state. Between 2002 and 2014 they had two stretches of going four seasons without victories, and five 1-9 seasons accounted for the rest.
So, without a surprise, last season’s 3-7 run that included a season-ending win over Duluth spelled some optimism for the program. Carrera’s team, however, is off to an 0-2 start this season though neither loss—one to Alcovy and one to Duluth—were by large margins.
With that said, this shouldn’t be a huge challenge for the Bulldogs of Central. Frank Hepler is now officially 1-0 as the head coach of Central after the Bulldogs downed River Ridge at home, 31-21, last week. That victory came at the tune of four touchdown runs by tailback Sabrian Howard, who, to this point, appears to be the focal point of Central’s tweaked offense.
Central will have to slow down a potent backfield with Quvella Calhoun and Tristan Harris provided the punch in the Mustangs’ offense, but if they do that it shouldn’t be a laboring day for the Bulldogs.