High School Football Predictions
Duluth Wildcats need to play 'upset football' to reach the playoffs.
Every week, I pick high school football games that are played in Patch coverage areas from Cumming to Stone Mountain.
Check out this week's predictions, then let us know how you think your team will fare in the comment box below...if you dare.
Last week’s best picks: Chattahoochee 37, Sequoyah 10 (actual score, Chattahoochee 31, Sequoyah 12); North Gwinnett 35, Mountain View 17 (actual score, North Gwinnett 35, Mountain View 7).
Last week’s worst picks: Norcross 28, Peachtree Ridge 24 (actual score, Peachtree Ridge 41, Norcross 14); Mt. Pisgah 24, Lovett 17 (actual score, Lovett 32, Mt. Pisgah 14).
Last week's record: 19-4. Overall record: 143-40-1.
Duluth at Peachtree Ridge: The only way the Duluth Wildcats can reach the Class AAAAA playoffs is to start playing upset football. The Wildcats (4-3 overall) are in a three-way tie for third place in Region 7-AAAAA with Collins Hill and Norcross, teams that have already beaten them. Upcoming are games against Peachtree Ridge and North Gwinnett, which are tied for first place, and Mill Creek, which still has its own playoff aspirations. A win against the Lions would be a great start. The only problem is that Peachtree Ridge (6-1, 4-0) is one of the state’s hottest teams, Last week’s 41-14 win over Norcross was the Lions’ most complete game of the year. Peachtree Ridge 32, Duluth 23.
Scott Bernarde is the Associate Regional Editor for 12 Patch sites in Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.