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Prep football: Pinecrest Academy at Athens Academy
Paladins roll into Athens with 4-1 record
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Pinecrest Academy coach Todd Winter has the Paladins off to another strong start at 4-1. - photo by Brian Paglia

PINECREST ACADEMY AT ATHENS ACADEMY

When, where: Tonight, 7:30 p.m., at Slaughter Field in Athens.

Records, rankings: Pinecrest is 4-1 overall, 1-0 in Region 8-A and unranked; Athens Academy is 3-2, 0-1 and unranked.

Series record: Athens Academy leads 1-0.

Last meeting: Athens Academy won 27-7 in 2012.

What to know: Athens Academy is a big step up in competition for Pinecrest. The Spartans finished last season 11-1 with a loss in the quarterfinals. However, Athens Academy has shown a bit of vulnerability this year with blowout loses to Pace Academy and Prince Avenue Christian. Pinecrest is coming off a bye week and will look to add a third loss to Athens Academy’s record.

Fullback Andrew Wilborn carried the load for the Paladins in their previous game against Hebron Christian with 98 yards on 23 carries, while Anthony Carco tacked on 107 yards and one touchdown on nine carries. Pinecrest will need a similar outing to pull the upset.