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Football preview: Centennial at South Forsyth
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Grant Umberger (42) and South Forsyth get a chance to bounce back from a tough season-opening loss against a Centennial team that went 1-9 last season. - photo by studio1 photography

Centennial at South Forsyth

When, where: Tonight, 7:30 p.m., at War Eagle Stadium in Cumming.

Records, rankings: Centennial is 0-1 overall, 0-0 in Region 6-AAAAAA and unranked; South is 0-1, 0-0 and unranked.

Series history: South leads 3-1.

Last meeting: South won 35-24 in 2013.

What to know: Centennial is in the midst of a seven-game losing streak dating back to last season that was extended last week with a 42-10 loss at Roswell. It was bad from the start for the Knights. Roswell returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and never looked back. The player to watch for Centennial is linebacker Chris Calhoun, a 6-foot-3, 220-pounder who is committed to Wake Forest.

South, meanwhile, is looking to bounce back from a disappointing 38-31 loss at Mountain View two weeks ago. The War Eagles led 14-0 at halftime and led 24-17 early in the fourth quarter but couldn’t stop the Bears’ offense. But South did find a few new playmakers, particularly junior Jalen Camp, who caught two passes for 76 yards a touchdown and returned an interception 44 yards for another score, and junior Curtis Roach who made five tackles and had an interception.

"Our deal wasn’t that we didn’t play hard," South coach Jeff Arnette said. "Our deal was that we made some mental mistakes that cost us big plays – busted coverages and things of that nature. ... We can’t have those kinds of things against a team with an offense as good as the bunch we’re playing."