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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: West Forsyth at Brookwood
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West Forsyth travels to Region 7-7A champion Brookwood in the first round of the Class 7A state playoffs searching for its first playoff win since 2012. - photo by File photo

West Forsyth at Brookwood

When, where: Friday, 7:30 p.m., at Brookwood Community Stadium in Snellville.

Records, rankings: West is 7-3, unranked in Class 7A and the No. 4 seed from Region 5-7A; Brookwood is 7-3, ranked No. 10 and the No. 1 seed from Region 7.

Series record: First meeting.

What to know: Nobody has to be more eager to get back to the postseason than the Wolverines from West Forsyth. The 51-3 loss at Peachtree Ridge last season stuck, but the team measured up well this year against talented programs like Pace Academy and Hillgrove. The problem is that the Wolverines need to gain back momentum after struggling offensively last week. To have as many talented receivers and a top-quarterback and only come away with less than 200 yards can be bothersome.

West’s defense will need to be ready to play as well. Brookwood, outside of a not-so-surprising 21-0 loss at Norcross, has scored point totals of 42, 54, 55, 24 and 56 down the stretch. The Broncos have snuck into the Georgia Sports Writers Association’s top-10 poll. The Broncos were in line to win a region title before the loss to Norcross. The defense is packed with talent, including Blake Chavis, Connor Artime, Adrian Sims and Cantorian Weems. The Wolverines did not use Grant Torgerson on offense last week—something that may come back in the postseason. Torgerson, who has battled illness and injury, averages 5.2 yards per carry and has seven rushing touchdowns on the year. West’s leading wide receiver, Ben Bresnahan (49 catches, 662 yards, 7 Tds) should also become a big factor in postseason play.

Up next: The winner will face either North Paulding or Colquitt County.