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High school football Week 10 capsules
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East Hall running back Cambren Harrison (7) is brought down by Lumpkin County linebacker Ethan Kline (46) on Friday during the game between East Hall and Lumpkin County in Gainesville. - photo by David Barnes

Dawson County vs. East Hall

When: 7:30 p.m. tonight

Where: Tiger Stadium, Dawsonville

Records: Dawson County (5-2, 3-0 Region 7-3A); East Hall (5-2, 2-1)

What to know: After a week to reset after a loss to Greater Atlanta Christian, East Hall seeks to continue its quest for the playoffs. Dawson County is close to securing a playoff berth and is tied atop the region standings with No. 2 Greater Atlanta Christian. Leading the way for the Tigers is senior quarterback Coey Watson who has passed for 1,110 yards and 11 touchdowns. For East Hall, Austin Parker has 2,192 passing yards for the Vikings this season. Cambren Harrison is East Hall’s leading rusher with 808 yards. Dawson County beat East Hall 38-24 in 2016.


Flowery Branch vs. Clarke Central

When: 7:30 p.m. tonight

Where: Falcon Field, in Flowery Branch

Records: No. 9 Flowery Branch (7-1, 4-0 Region 8-5A); Clarke Central (6-2, 3-1)

What to know: Already a lock for the postseason, No. 9 Flowery Branch needs a win tonight to lock up a top-two seed to the postseason and home playoff opener. The Falcons have run the ball well, led by senior Malik Damons (970 yards, 15 TDs) and Malik Drayton (676 yards, 12 TDs). Meanwhile, Clarke Central needs one more victory to assure itself a playoff berth. Senior quarterback Jack Mangel keeps the Gladiators moving, having thrown for 1,268 yards. Clarke Central’s leading running back is Jonathan Sewell with 827 yards and six touchdowns. 


Gainesville at Winder-Barrow

When: 7:30 p.m. tonight

Where: W. Clair Harris Stadium, Winder

Records: Gainesville (2-5, 1-1 Region 8-6A); No. 8 Winder-Barrow (7-0, 2-0 Region 8-6A)

What to know: Despite a four-game losing streak earlier in the regular season, the Red Elephants are still in the hunt for a playoff spot with three region games remaining. Winder-Barrow is enjoying its highest ranking in the state polls in 2017 since it finished No. 6 in 1993. Senior quarterback Brock Landis leads the way for the Bulldoggs with 1,258 yards passing and 338 on the ground. Gainesville beat Winder-Barrow 30-16 in 2016 and has claimed the last five games in the series. Winder-Barrow’s last win against Gainesville came in 1993.


North Hall at Greater Atlanta Christian

When: 7:30 p.m. tonight

Where: Spartan Sports Complex, Norcross

Records: North Hall (3-5, 3-1 Region 7-3A); No. 2 Greater Atlanta Christian (7-1, 4-0)

What to know: North Hall has already locked up a playoff spot after posting 55 points in back-to-back region wins. Greater Atlanta Christian has posted at least 47 points in its four region wins and is the clear favorite to win the region championship. The Spartans are coming off a season-high 61 points in a win against Lumpkin County on Oct. 13. Clemson commit Kyler McMichael leads the way for Greater Atlanta Christian on offense with 790 yards. Greater Atlanta Christian beat North Hall 42-14 in 2016, the first-ever meeting between the two schools. 


Lakeview Academy vs. Hebron Christian Academy

When: 7:30 p.m. tonight

Where: Jock Hornor Field, Gainesville

Records: Lakeview Academy (2-5, 1-5 Region 8-A); Hebron Christian Academy (4-3, 3-3 Region 8-A)

What to know: Lakeview Academy senior quarterback Alec Bornhorst has been a bright spot this season, throwing for 1,488 yards and eight touchdowns and running for 608 yards. KJ Millwood leads the Lions in receiving with 802 yards. Despite back-to-back region losses, Hebron Christian is still in the hunt for a playoff berth. Hebron Christian is coached by Jeff Saturday, who played 14 years in the NFL. The majority of his career as a center, he was snapping the ball to Peyton Manning with the Indianapolis Colts.


Buford vs. Walnut Grove

When: 7:30 p.m. tonight

Where: Tom Riden Stadium, Buford

Records: No. 3 Buford (5-1, 3-0 Region 8-5A); Walnut Grove (2-5, 1-2)

What to Know: Buford is coming off its third straight region win after defeating Cedar Shoals 56-0 last at Tom Riden Stadium. Through three games in region play, Buford has outscored its opponents 171-7. The Wolves bolster three running backs all over 300 yards as they look to lock up a guaranteed home game to open the state playoffs. Leading Buford on the ground are Christian Turner (357 yards), Anthony Grant (339 yards) and Derrian Brown (305 yards). Wolves freshman quarterback Aaron McLaughlin has been efficient, completing 63 of 110 throws for 810 yards and seven touchdowns. Walnut Grove runs a pass-heavy offense, led by sophomore quarterback Colby Bell who has thrown for 943 yards and seven touchdowns. Buford has handled defending the pass game well, allowing just 110 yards per game through the air.


Riverside Military Academy vs. Georgia Military College

When: 7:30 p.m. tonight

Where: Maginnis Field, Gainesville

Records: Riverside Military Academy (0-7, 0-7 Region 8-A); Georgia Military College (4-4)

What to know: These two schools have a deep history tracing back to 1911. Riverside Military has won 16 of 29 games against Georgia Military, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians website. Riverside Military beat Georgia Military 14-6 in 2016.


Habersham Central at Dacula

When: 7:30 p.m. tonight

Where: Barron Field, Dacula 

Records: Habersham Central (1-6, 0-2 Region 8-6A); Dacula (3-4, 2-0)

What to know: Despite a hard-luck season, the Raiders are still in contention for the playoffs. Habersham Central has lost six-straight games — all by 4 points or less. Senior quarterback A.J. Curry has thrown for 1,932 yards and run for 705 for the Raiders. Despite a slow start to the season, Dacula has outscored its region opponents by a combined margin of 77-13. Dacula beat Habersham Central 9-0 in 2016.

Game of the week: Chestatee vs. White County

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