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Ashley Brown’s Columbia County Football Picks and Previews: Grovetown may struggle due to injuries



AUGUSTA, Ga. – Last Week’s Picks: 1-3

Season Total: 14-5

This week’s games:

Waco (1-2) @ Evans (3-1)

Last Week: Waco beat Swainsboro 27-22/Evans fell to Richmond Academy 17-16

Evans was rolling until they played a sloppy game versus a hungry squad from Richmond Academy. The Musketeers knocked off the Knights, but if Evans can forget that heartbreaker they should be able to get the victory against a solid Waco team.

Evans 29 Waco 20

Greenbrier (3-0) vs. Loganville (1-2)

Last Week: Greenbrier 38-3 over Grovetown/Loganville fell to Parkview 42-0

Greenbrier used their potent air attack and an opportunistic defense to crush Grovetown. They face a tougher opponent this week for sure. They must limit the penalties that plagued them last week in order to stay unbeaten. This is a tough call, but I will take Greenbrier.

Greenbrier 30 Loganville 27

Lakeside (1-2) vs. Morgan County (1-2)

Last Week: Lakeside blanked Effingham County 26-0/Morgan County beat Jasper County 28-0

Lakeside got a tremendous bounce back win last week versus Effingham County. I was happy to see their kids enjoy that win, and I think they can even their record this week against Morgan County.

Lakeside 30 Morgan County 15

Grovetown (1-3) vs. Southeast Bulloch (2-1)

Last Week: Grovetown lost to Greenbrier 38-3/SE Bulloch lost to Telfair County 20-7

No team in the area (and maybe the entire state) lost more production to graduation than Grovetown, and they are struggling because of it. Now, they have lost both their No. 1 and No. 2 quarterbacks to injury. Things are not looking good for the Warriors.

SE Bulloch 19 Grovetown 14

Harlem (0-3) vs. Lincoln County (2-1)

Last Week: Harlem was idle/Lincoln County topped Laney 13-7

Harlem is 0-3 but has played a brutal schedule (really its schedule all season is extremely difficult). They will have a test this week versus tradition-rich Lincoln County, but I think Cam Garnett and Jeremiah Ellis will be a little too much for the Red Devils.

Harlem 32 Lincoln Co. 20

Augusta Prep (2-2) vs. Hancock Academy (0-1)

Last Week: Augusta Prep lost to Bethlehem Christian 42-12/Hancock Academy lost to Central Fellowship 34-0

The Cavs should be able to get back in the win column after back-to-back losses. They are still a young team and depth is certainly an issue, but the improvement from a year ago is impressive.

Augusta Prep 29 Hancock Academy 13

Augusta Christian (4-0) @ Wilson Hall (3-1)

Last Week: The Lions game was deemed a no contest because of weather. They trailed First Baptist from Charleston S.C., 23-21 at the half before the game was called. No makeup date has been set/Wilson Hall beat Cardinal Newman 16-6

The Lions faced a tough opponent last week but proved they are ready for just about anyone with a solid performance before the game was called. Zack Blackwell, Jacob Walker, Jeb Bradford and Terrence Vandiver provide plenty of scoring punch, and Blackwell and Triston Trent lead a solid defense. They should be able to take care of business this week.