Three weeks ago, Creekside (7-0 overall, 2-0 sub-region 4B-AAAAA) started this trek with a 54-0 win over Mt. Zion at Tara Stadium, then a 37-3 victory against Starr’s Mill and last week a 41-13 triumph over Northgate.
In their quest to remain perfect, the Seminoles had four players score. Dexter Knox got into the end zone three times. Felix Harper had four TD passes and two of them went to Jayson Stanley. Evan Berry returned an interception for a touchdown and Chris Collins made 16 tackles.
Now, Creekside meets Whitewater, which is returning home after a three-game road trip and a 35-15 setback to undefeated rival McIntosh last Friday. Not only did the Wildcats have their five-game winning streak ended but they lost to the Chiefs for the first time in eight meetings.
As far as the Seminoles and Wildcats’ history, Whitewater owns a 2-1 series edge following a 17-7 decision last year. If Creekside leaves Wildcat Stadium victorious, it will be the first time the Seminoles were 8-0 since the 2010 season.
Also in Fairburn and undefeated are the Landmark Christian War Eagles, who also improved to 7-0 last week and 3-0 in Region 5-A with a 34-12 triumph over Strong Rock Christian. Cody Chastain rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Stockton McGuire passed for 210 yards and two scores.
This week, Landmark meets a well-rested Pace Academy (4-2, 1-1) group. Last year, the War Eagles defeated the Knights 38-14. If Landmark wins, it will be the first time the War Eagles were 8-0 since the 2002 season, when that group won its first 11 games.
Banneker hasn’t had the same amount of success as its South Fulton neighbors but the Trojans hope to continue to move up the standings in sub-region 6B-AAAA. As always that task will be tough but maybe even more of a challenge this week since Banneker visits Grady (5-1, 2-0). A year ago, the Grey Knights won the first matchup between these two teams by the margin of 21-6.
Last week, the Trojans cruised past South Atlanta 58-12 to improve to 2-3-1 overall.