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Weekly Football Forecast
by Greg Oshust
August 28, 2014 02:47 PM | 2746 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Westminster hosts Lovett, while Riverwood plays host to Holy Innocents' in a couple of big rivalry games that highlight this week's games.

Last week: 0-0 (0-0 overall)

Lovett Lions (1-0) at Westminster Wildcats (0-0)

When/Where: Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Alfred E. Thompson Stadium

Last time they met: Lovett 20, Westminster 0 on Nov. 1, 2013 (Westminster leads series 16-10).

Scouting the matchup: The Battle of Buckhead gears up for another year. Lovett comes in as the defending Class AA state champions to create an even higher intensity level for Westminster. It will be the season opener for the Wildcats, while the Lions come in with plenty of momentum after a 38-3 season-opening win over Pace last Friday.

Prediction: Lovett

Holy Innocents' Golden Bears (0-1) at Riverwood Raiders (1-0)

When/Where: Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Bill Hoskyn Stadium

Last time they met: Riverwood 35, Holy Innocents' 21 on Sept. 6, 2013 (Series tied 3-all).

Scouting the matchup:It is the latest edition of the Battle of Raider Drive between the two Sandy Springs rivals. Riverwood has plenty of momentum coming in after starting off the 2014 season with a 35-10 victory over Coosa, while Holy Innocents' will attempt to bounce back from a 42-6 loss to Cambridge.

Prediction: Riverwood

Our Lady of Mercy Bobcats (0-0) at Pace Knights (0-1)

When/Where: Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Walsh Field, Mableton

Last time they met: Our Lady of Mercy 22, Pace 14 on Sept. 27, 2013 (Tied at 2-all).

Scouting the matchup: Pace will open its home schedule at Walsh Field, a new facility that has been constructed at its athletic complex in Mableton. The Knights hope to use the energy and excitement from its debut on its new field to bounce back from a 38-3 season-opening loss to Lovett last Friday. It will be the season opener for Our Lady of Mercy, which was 5-6 and lost in the first round of the Class A private school playoffs last year.

Prediction: Pace

North Atlanta Warriors (0-0) at K.I.P.P Atlanta Collegiate Warriors (0-0)

When/Where: Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Tri-Cities (The Doghouse)

Last time they met: First meeting.

Scouting the matchup: North Atlanta takes the first step towards bouncing back from last year's disappointing 0-10 season. The Warriors have a good chance of doing just that against a K.I.P.P Atlanta team that is beginning the second year of its program after going 1-2 while playing a limited schedule in its inagural year..

Prediction: North Atlanta

North Springs Spartans (0-1) at Pinecrest Academy Paladins (0-0)

When/Where: Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Pinecrest Academy Stadium, Cumming

Last time they met: First meeting.

Scouting the matchup: North Springs will try to get in the win column after losing to Woodland of Stockbridge 28-14 in its season opener last Friday. The Spartans appear to have a shot of improving to 1-1 against a Pinecrest team that is in Class A and went 5-5 a year ago.

Prediction: North Springs

Mount Vernon Presbyterian Mustangs (0-1) at Hebron Christian Lions (1-0)

When/Where: Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Hebron Christian

Last time they met: First meeting.

Scouting the matchup: Mount Vernon aims for its first win of the season after a 41-7 loss to Crawford County last week.The Mustangs play a Hebron Christian team that struggled to a 2-8 record last year, but opened the season strong with a 35-15 win over East Jackson last Friday.

Prediction: Hebron Christian

Holy Spirit Prep Cougars (1-0) at Windsor Academy (1-0)

When/Where: Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Knight Field, Macon

Last time they met: First meeting.

Scouting the matchup: Holy Spirit Prep will try to build on its momentum after defeating North Georgia 18-8 in its season opener and first game under new coach David Rosenzweig last week. In its first year as a Georgia Independent Schools Association member, it will be the Cougars first game against a GISA team. Holy Spirit faces a Windsor Academy team that went 0-10 last year, but started the 2014 season strong with a 62-32 win over Bethlehem Christian last week.

Prediction: Windsor Academy contributed facts to this article.

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