Habersham Central at West Forsyth
When, where: Friday, 7:30 p.m., at The Den in Cumming.
Records, rankings: Habersham is 0-3 overall, 0-2 in Region 6-AAAAAA and unranked in Class AAAAAA; West is 1-2, 1-1 and unranked.
Series history: West leads 1-0.
Last meeting: West won 56-35 in 2014.
What to know: Habersham Central is 0-3 for the fourth straight season, though the Raiders are scoring more at this point than they were a year ago. Habersham has averaged 26.7 points a game so far, but that could be misleading. Last week, South Forsyth pulled its starters on defense with a 55-14 lead early in the third quarter. Habersham went on to score 21 straight points. But the Raiders do have a legitimate playmaker in running back Michael Babers, who has rushed for 376 yards and five touchdowns. Habersham’s defense isn’t helping much; the Raiders are allowing 50.3 points a game.
Against a defense like that, expect plenty of fireworks from West, particularly from the Wolverines’ deep wide receiver corps. Two weeks ago, senior Austin Reid caught three touchdown passes. Last week, sophomore Ben Bresnahan shined with five catches for 66 yards. There’s also sophomore Michael Rogers. They make for a dangerous blend of size (Bresnahan), speed (Reid) and balance (Rogers), perfect for junior quarterback Kiernen Hamilton, who is completing 60 percent of his passes for 758 yards and nine touchdowns through three games.