Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Night Bites: White County vs. North Hall

Because high school football has become such a staple of Friday nights in the fall and recruiting has exploded over the last few years, Dawgola and I have taken some time to cover a few games this season.
In case you have missed any of our previous episodes of "Friday Night Bites" you can find them HERE. Just in case you're unaware of how we pick these games here's a rundown of the rules:
  1. The game must feature at least (2) elite, Division-1 prospects. They can be from the same or oppsoing teams.
  2. The game is a matchup of two tradition-rich, powerhouse programs.
  3. The game is a long standing, all-time great rivalry in the state.
There are some intriguing matchups around the state tonight, with some very good games that would qualify for "FNB" coverage. Here's a list some some of the top qualifiers:
  • Lowndes at Valdosta: Bazemore-Hyder Stadium, Valdosta: This is definitely the top rivalry in the state and features a bevy of D-1 recruits. Malcolm Mitchell and Jay Rome headline the Valdosta team and Tyler Hunter and Geraldo Orta are key players for Lowndes. Valdosta's new coach Rance Gillespie, who was the OC at Georgia Southern for the past three years, is looking to avenge last year's loss at Lowndes. 
  • Charlton County at Wilcox County, Patriot Stadium, Rochelle: Nick Marshall looks to lead the Patriots to victory against Chris Milton of Charlton County. No current Wilcox player has lost a game on their home turf, which dates back 26 home affairs. The two best quarterbacks in Class-A will sqaure off as Charlton County looks to knock of the Patriots on their home field and keep their #1 ranking.
  • Norcross at North Gwinnett, Tom Robinson Memorial Stadium, Suwanee: This is a huge matchup of two top-10 Class-AAAAA teams from the same county. C.J. Uzomah is the highlight reel of NGHS and Kendrix Hutt leads Norcross at running back. North Gwinnett won the last meeting and looks to make it two in a row. 
Because of a special interest in a local rivalry game and a 12:00 kickoff tomorrow, Dawgola and I have decided to make our way down to "The Brickyard" at North Hall to see the Trojans play host to the White County Warriors. This should be a great contest between big rivals in region 8-AAA. The Warriors are led by Kentucky commit and Youtube/SportsCenter phenomenon RB/DB Ashely Lowery along with QB Cole Segraves. Junior's RB Imani Cross and QB Kanler Coker, lead the vaunted North Hall offense. Cross is a D-1 recruit, with a current offer from South Carolina. He is the younger brother of Georgia Tech DE Izaan Cross. 

We'll have some video up later as well as some analysis on our initial impressions. 

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