Habersham Central at Lambert
When, where: Friday, 7:30 p.m., at The Horn in Suwanee.
Records, rankings: Habersham is 0-5 overall, 0-4 in Region 6-AAAAAA and unranked; Lambert is 2-3, 2-2 and unranked.
Series history: First meeting.
Last meeting: None.
What to know: A Habersham Central team that has allowed an average of 49.5 points in four Region 6-AAAAAA losses may be just what Lambert wants to see. With an extra week to get healthy and Drew Cole (or, perhaps, Seth Beer) giving the Longhorns playmaking ability at quarterback, Louis Daniel’s team will be looking for more consistency on offense. Running back Trevor O’Brien is the real indicator of Lambert’s offensive success—his two most productive games have come in Lambert wins; he’s been bottled up in three Longhorn losses.
West Forsyth, inconsistent on offense for much of the season, got in to a rhythm against Habersham and piled up more than 450 yards of offense and 56 points. With a win Friday, Lambert would move to 3-2 in region play and stay firmly in state playoff contention, with games against Northview, Chattahoochee, West (also 2-2 in region) and South still on the horizon. West coach Adam Clack described Habersham as "hungry" and a team that will take any sliver of momentum they can get; as long as Lambert takes care of the football, the Horns should be just fine.