South Forsyth at Habersham Central
When, where: Friday, 7:30 pm, at Raider Stadium in Mt. Airy.
Records, rankings: South is 1-1 overall, 1-0 in Region 6-AAAAAA and unranked; Habersham is 0-2, 0-1 in Region 6-AAAAAA and unranked.
Series history: First meeting.
What to know: South bounced back from a brutal defeat to Mountain View on Aug. 22 with a 42-point first half last Friday against Centennial. After the South community honored the late Michael Gatto in a pre-game ceremony, the War Eagles pounded their Region 6-AAAAAA foes in the first quarter on Matt White’s early touchdown pass and two rushing touchdowns from Grant Umberger. Tyler LaFlamme and Sam Outlaw scored on 56- and 23-yard runs, respectively, in the second quarter, and White added another touchdown pass to Drew Witalis just before halftime. The War Eagles have moved the ball with ease in their two games and should be able to do so again in Mt. Airy.
Habersham is 0-2 with losses to Rabun County and Northview. The Raiders’ region is far easier than it was last season (Norcross, North Gwinnett, Mill Creek, among others), so the chances Habersham finishes 0-10 again are slim. The Raiders have just 14 seniors on the roster; 24 juniors and 31 sophomores dot the sidelines. According to the Maxwell Projections, Habersham is a 30-point underdog.