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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Pinecrest Academy at St. Francis
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Forsyth County News

Pinecrest Academy at St. Francis

When, where: Tonight, 7:30 p.m., at Peter Carriuolo Field in Alpharetta.

Records, rankings: Pinecrest is 4-1, 1-0 in Region 6-A, Div. B and unranked in Class A; St. Francis is 1-4, 0-1 and unranked.

Series history: Pinecrest leads 1-0.

Last meeting: Pinecrest won 30-27 (2OT) in 2014.

What to know: Don’t expect the Paladins to go to double overtime this year. Pinecrest, which actually fell from No. 1 to No. 2 in the official Georgia High School Association power poll last week, despite defeating Whitefield 19-0 on the road, has high expectations for the rest of the season.

St. Francis is far removed from a 7-4 season a year ago. The Knights have lost four straight games after beating hapless Providence Christian, however the last three losses have been by just one score. The difference is they’ve not faced a team of Pinecrest’s caliber.

The Paladins will need to improve their offensive efficiency after having four drives stall or turnover on downs in its shutout win over Whitefield.