Alpharetta at South Forsyth
When, where: Friday, 7:30 p.m., at War Eagle Stadium in Cumming.
Records, rankings: Alpharetta is 4-3, 3-3 in Region 6-AAAAAA and unranked; South is 6-1, 5-1 and unranked.
Series history: Alpharetta leads 5-0.
Last meeting: Alpharetta won 24-14 in 2014.
What to know: South Forsyth will look to bounce back from its first loss of the season at home against the defending region champ—a team the War Eagles have never defeated.
Alpharetta is 2-3 in its last five contests and most recently gave up 39 points to Chattahoochee at home, just a week after falling to Centennial. South’s lone less is more than respectable, and the War Eagles should have little program on offense with Davis Shanley, Jalen Camp, Ronnie Chambliss and company all coming off a game where they were unstoppable on offense until their final drive.
Last week Shanley completed 21 of 31 passes for 251 yards and three scores, while also rushing for 115 on ten carries (sack yardage aside). Camp had seven catches for 91 yards and two touchdowns, while Chambliss beat the West defense numerous times—once, a possible non-call on an interference and later on a flea-flicker where the ball was underthrown.
Expect all of South’s offensive weapons, including Sam Outlaw and Jaylen Pearson, to get in on the action. It won’t be a chore for the War Eagles to score 35. You might also see some more pep in the step of defensive end Cameron Kline, who received his second Ivy League offer this week from Columbia. Kline has already been offered by Princeton.