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Football preview: West Forsyth at Chattahoochee
Wolverines seek to shake historic struggles
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Grant Anderskow and West Forsyth have stumbled to an 0-2 start for the first time in school history. The Wolverines hope to get back on track at Chattahoochee this week. - photo by Micah Green

West Forsyth at Chattahoochee

When, where: Friday, 7:30 p.m., at The Arena in Alpharetta.

Records, rankings: West is 0-2 overall, 0-1 in Region 6-AAAAAA and unranked; Chattahoochee is 1-1, 1-0 and unranked.

Series history: Tied 1-1.

Last meeting: West won 48-21 in 2013.

What to know: The Wolverines are off to their worst start in school history. Certainly, it hasn’t looked good so far in losses to Mill Creek (65-27) and Alpharetta (38-6). West gained just 143 yards of offense against Alpharetta last week and lost quarterback Hampton McConnell to injury, though the Georgia Southern commitment hadn’t been effective completing 0 of 7 passes with an interception and rushing for just eight yards on three carries in the first half. Panic should be tempered somewhat by West’s strength of schedule early on. Mill Creek was a pre-season top 5 team in Class AAAAAA, while Alpharetta is the reigning Region 6-AAAAAA champion.

Chattahoochee is coming off a 20-17 victory against North Forsyth in which the Cougars prevailed on a 45-yard field goal by Andrew Gray with 55 seconds left in the game. West will have to account for Chattahoochee wide receiver Isaac Kinsey who had eight receptions for 161 yards and two touchdowns against North. It gave Cougars first-year coach Vince Strine his first win. Strine was the team’s defensive coordinator last season under Michael Owens who went 4-6 in his only season leading Chattahoochee.