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Prep football: Alpharetta at North Forsyth
Raiders look to get back on track against region heavyweight
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North Forsyth's defense held up against Lambert last week despite losing 14-13. - photo by David McGregor


When, where: Tonight, 7:30 p.m., at Raider Valley in Coal Mountain.

Records, rankings: Alpharetta is 3-2 overall, 2-0 in Region 6-AAAAAA and unranked; North is 4-1, 1-1 and unranked.

Series record: Alpharetta leads 5-0.

Last meeting: Alpharetta won 55-21 in 2012.

What to know: Alpharetta looks like the team to beat in the region. Its offense is clicking, averaging 30.4 points per game and looked at ease against West Forsyth and South Forsyth. Alpharetta gashed South in its last game for 401 passing yards behind a strong effort from receiver Andre Horton, who tallied 192 yards and one touchdown on six catches.

Meanwhile, North took a step back with its loss to Lambert. The offense, which had averaged 30 points per game, was limited to only 13 points. North needs to revive its surge from the offensive line to get back on track.