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Robert's High School Football Picks October 19, 2007

October 17, 2007

   An 18-6 record in week two pushes our total to 24-7 so far this season but this week's schedule presents from very tough picks.   Let us dive right in.

Crisp Co. at Monroe (Thursday)
    The Tornadoes showed Worth County and everyone else last week they have a balanced offense with a stable of talented backs to compliment quarterback Sherman Stephens.  Crisp County is coming off a tough fourth quarter loss at Dougherty and will be ready to play.  Too much Monroe firepower on offense I believe.. Monroe 22-13

Valdosta at Lowndes
    The Wildcats bounce back season continued with an impressive shutout at Warner Robins.  The problem is Valdosta's offense did not look sharp in a game where the Wildcats scored touchdown off a recovered fumble at the Demons three and the defense scored a touchdown on an interception return.  The bad news for the Cats is Lowndes defense is just as tough as Warner Robins and their offense will likely not make the mistakes the Demons did.  Expect the unexpected in this rivalry but I think the Lowndes with two weeks to get ready will be..Lowndes 13-10

Houston Co. at Tift Co.
 An 0-2 start has Tift County with their backs to the wall already with games against Warner Robins and Lowndes still on the region schedule.  The Bears are also winless in the region and I think Tift County will be the team getting the one in the win column.. Tift County 27-7

Warner Robins at Coffee
   The Trojans are coming off a big road win at Tift County while the Demons will play better than last week against Valdosta.   I don't think it will be enough to beat the Trojans.. Coffee 22-15

Americus-Sumter at Thomas County Central
   The Panthers have had two weeks to get ready for the region 1-AAAA opener for both teams.  Americus-Sumter is a better football team but the Yellow Jackets are good and have rested some injured players to be ready for the start of the real season.  Thomas County Central 35-13

Lee County at Bainbridge
   Just when it looked like Lee County was turning the corner they had a big setback with a loss at Worth County two weeks ago. Head coach David Johnson and his staff used the open date to correct the problems and to be ready for the Bearcats...Bainbridge coach Rickey Woods loves his team's effort which is not good news for the Trojans.  Bainbridge 33-17

Worth Co. at Cairo
  The Syrupmakers bounced back from their first loss of the season with an incredible offensive display against Westover.  Not good news for a Worth County defense that struggled with Monroe's firepower.  Cairo 34-14

Doughtery vs Westover (Saturday)
  The Trojans are winning but it isn't pretty to watch and neither is Westover when they make mistake after mistake.  The Patriots offense can move the football on just about any defense. The trouble is their drives usually bog down on mistakes.  Dougherty on the other hand does just enough to win and I think they will make one more play than the Patriots.. Dougherty 26-22

Fitzgearld at Early Co.
  The long awaited showdown between these unbeaten teams is here. The Bobcats offense has not missed a point with quarterback Michael Perry.  Fitzgerald is unbeaten despite the fact they lost so much from last year's team.  Early County has struggled early in games with Cook and Brooks County recently and cannot afford to do that against the Purple Hurricanes. Fitzgerald coach Robby Pruitt doesn't want this game to turn into an offensive shootout.  Fitzgerald 28-27

Brooks Co. at Cook
  This game may not have an impact on at the top of the region standings but it is huge for two teams who are eyeing that fourth playoff spot.  The Hornets played good enought to beat Albany while the Trojans gave Early County an early fight.  Cook has had the Trojans number lately and I think the trend continues.. Cook 20-19

Terrell Co. at Miller Co.
   The Pirates of Frank Killingsworth are back at home and have had two weeks to recover from a road loss at Atkinson County.  The Greenwave are looking to end a three game losing streak. I am afraid it will not end in Colquitt.  Miller County 18-13

Seminole Co. at Clinch Co.
  In the summer, it looked like this game would be for the region title and it still will have an impact even after Seminole County's loss to Miller County.   The Indians have been battling injuries all season and still have plenty of walking wounded.  Not good when you have to play in Homerville.  Clinch Co.  32-18

Irwin Co. at Dooly Co.
  The unbeaten Bobcats have posted some impressive wins against the likes of Crisp Co., Brookstone and Hawkinsville and they are coming off an bye week.  Irwin County also beat the Red Devils.  Dooly County is on a mission this season after missing the playoff last year. Dooly 19-17

Turner Co. at Hawkinsville
 The Rebels showed they are still a factor in the region 2-A race with their win over Wilcox County.  The challenge for Turner County is to put that win behind them because Hawkinsville needs this game or they will likely miss that state playoffs.  Turner Co.  7-6

Deerfield-Winsdor at Westfield
  The Knights find themselves in first place in the region thanks to the Hornets win over FPD last week.  Deerfield-Windsor still has alot of work to do to win that region title starting with trying to beat the Hornets in Perry which is never easy.  The three-headed backfield will get the job done.. Deerfield-Windsor 34-25

Sherwood Christian at Brookwood
    The Eagles are on the road to play the number one ranked Warriors who beat Southland last week.  Brookwood has looked solid all season and that is not good news for the Eagles..Brookwood 27-12

Winner                    
Albany             vs       Mitchell Co.
Randolph-Clay  vs     Berrien
Lanier Co.         vs    Calhoun Co.
Atkinson Co.     vs    Pelham
Stratford           vs   Southland
Tiftarea             vs   Bulloch
Valwood            vs   Piedmont Academy
Terrell Academy vs   Crisp Academy
Bethesda           vs   Randolph-Southern

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