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Prep playoff preview: Gainesville at Westminster

POSTED: November 20, 2007 5:04 a.m.

Previewing tonight's Gainesville/Westminster playoff game: 

When: 7:30 tonight

Where: Atlanta

Directions: From Interstate 985 South, follow until it becomes Interstate 85 South. Take exit 85 and merge onto Interstate 75 North. Take exit 255 for Northside Parkway torwards West Paces Ferry Road. Turn left onto West Paces Ferry Road. The school is located at 1424 West Paces Ferry Road.

Records: Gainesville (7-3, No. 3 Region 7-AAA); Westminster (8-2, No. 2 Region 5-AAA)

Coaches: Gainesville, Bruce Miller; Westminster, Gerry Romberg

Key players: Gainesville, QB Justin Fordham (5-10, 175 Sr.); WR Gerald Ford (6-3, 210 Sr.); RB Kendrick Harris (5-6 150 Sr.). Westminster, OL/LB Matt Lunati (6-2, 240 Sr.), QB/CB Tom Moak (5-11, 170 Jr.), RB/CB Stephon Shelton (5-10 170, Jr.).

Outlook: This will be a game between two potent spread offenses. The question is, which will be more potent tonight.

Gainesville’s offense is led by quarterback Justin Fordham and receivers Gerald Ford and Tyler Adetona. All three are playmakers and can be used in a variety of ways.

Ford and Adetona can stretch the field vertically and can pick up big yards after the catch. Fordham has only thrown only five interceptions in more than 350 attempts this year.

With Fordham in the backfield is running back Kendrick Harris. Because of his size, Harris can slip through any hole and is very difficult to tackle.

Prediction: GAINESVILLE. With a week off and a more powerful offense, the Red Elephants will be ready to upset the Wildcats on their home field.



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