The air is getting crisp as fall approaches, but there will be plenty of heat in area stadiums, as regional foes clash tonight in the third week of action.
The Monroe Purple Hurricanes will try to maintain their catergory 5 strength against the Oconee Warriors in Watkinsville tonight. The 'Canes are 2-0 after leveling Winder-Barrow last week, and Loganville with a similar lopsided score the week before. Oconee is coming into tonight even at 1-1 following a close loss to Lanier last week. Both teams play at home next week; MAHS vs Lumpkin Co while Oconee will face Morgan Co.
The Purple Hurricane offense racked up an impressive 576 yards of rushing, combined with stout defense to easily best the O'Warriors
FINAL SCORE: MAHS 62 Oconee County: 14
Clarke Central will square off against the Loganville Red Devils at home tonight. CCHS are 0-2 so far this season, falling to Central Gwinnett by a field gaol last week, 42-45. Loganville defeated Walnut Grove 32-13 at home last week, leveling off at 1-1. Next week, Clarke Central faces Apalachee while Loganville will head to Flowery Branch.
The Gladiators defense proved to much for the Red Devils, holding them to a mere 6 points.
FINAL SCORE: LHS 6 CLARKE CENTRAL 40
Winder-Barrow's Bulldoggs are seeking their first win of the season at home this week. They face a 1 and 1 Gainseville High School. Next week, the Bulldoggs travel to Conyers to face Salem High School.
Gainesville shuts out Bulldoggs in painful blowout
FINAL SCORE: WINDER-BARROW 0 GAINESVILLE 69
North Oconee High will face Madison County at home tonight. Both teams are hungry for their first win of the year. Last week, N. Oconee opened their season with a 58-15 loss to St Pius X Academy. Next week they will face Athens Christian Acedemy.
North Oconee blanks Madison County for first win of the season in a Titan victory
FINAL SCORE: NORTH OCONEE 49 MADISON CO: 0
The Walnut Grove Warriors are also seeking their first win after opening 0-2 this season. Last week, they made the short trip to Loganville in vain, falling to the Red Devils, 32-13. The Warriors will face Howard (Macon) at home tonight. Howard has also opened the season with a pair of losses. Next week, Walnut Grove travels to Stephens County.
The Warriors punch through with effective running game to collect first win of season
FINAL SCORE: WALNUT GROVE 14 HOWARD (MACON) 7
Cedar Shoals is at home tonight, hoping to rack up win number 2 for the season against an 0-2 Flowery Branch team. Last week, Shoals defeated Elbert County 35-28.
Flowery Branch proves too much for the Jaguars
FINAL SCORE: CEDAR SHOALS 27 FLOWERY BRANCH 54
The Lions of Loganville Christian Academy will travel to Unity Christian tonight hoping to extend their winning streak. Already 3-0, the Lions roared into victory last weak, shutting out Griffin Christian 42-0. Next week, they travel to McDonough to face Creekside Christian.
LCA maintains dominance; extends winning streak to 4
FINAL SCORE: LCA 33 UNITY 19
George Walton Academy travels to Atlanta tonight to face Holy Innocent's Episcopal Academy. The Bulldoggs are 1 and 1 so far, following a loss to Aquinas last Friday. HIEA is 2-1 for the season. Next week, GWA faces Commerce Academy.
GWA has strong showing with impressive win
FINAL SCORE: GWA 45 UNITY 14
Athens Christian Academy will face Jackson County High tonight. Each school is 1 and 1 for the season. Last week, ACA defeated Banks County, 22-7, while Jackson lost to Jefferson. Next week, ACA will face North Oconee.
ACA falls to Jackson County
FINAL SCORE: ATHENS CHRISTIAN 21 JACKSON COUNTY 39
Athens Academy, Apalachee High School, and the Prince Ave. Christian Academy are all on bye weeks. Athens Acedemy takes the week off, 2-0 and faces Our Lady of Mercy next week. Apalachee heads to Gainesville after taking the week off; Prince Ave takes a break with a strong start of 3-0.
Check with the Patch next Friday for a quick peek at all the local action next week!