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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: South Forsyth at Lambert
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When, where: Friday, 7:30 p.m. at The Horn in Suwanee

Records, rankings: South is 3-2 and unranked in Class 7A; Lambert is 2-3 and unranked.

Series history: Started in 2010; Lambert leads 4-2

Last meeting: South won 31-6 in 2015

Total scoring (average): Lambert 150 (25), 85 (14.2)

Closest game: South 21, Lambert 14 (2013)

Most lopsided game: Lambert 48, South 7 (2011)

Coaches report: Jeff Arnette 2-4, Louis Daniel 1-1

South wins if…it can replicate what it did last season with a new group of players. The Longhorns had no answer for South’s running game or passing game in a 29-point loss in 2015, and South still has Davis Shanley. South still is capable of explosive plays and jumping ahead of teams when it protects the ball.

Lambert wins if…it can find a hot hand in the backfield. Daniel has been careful with his running backs in non-region action, chopping at depth in favor of health, but now is ready to unleash his guys in region play. Justin Bruno is now an impact player at tailback, but should share carries. He’s been a huge threat in recent weeks.