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PREVIEW: Meadowcreek at Habersham Central

Meadowcreek's Ryan Moore

Meadowcreek's Ryan Moore

Meadowcreek Mustangs (7-AAAAAA)

Coach: Deario Grimmage

Record: 0-5, 0-3

Last week: Lost to Mill Creek 55-6

Habersham Central Raiders (7-AAAAAA)

Coach: Stuart Cunningham

Record: 0-6, 0-4

Last week: Lost to Norcross 55-0

Meadowcreek’s senior class has never won a varsity football game. The last time the Norcross school won a game was in 2008. Since then the Mustangs have lost 43 in row. If this year’s senior class is going to leave with a victory it will be Friday against Habersham Central.

“Looking at the film, I feel like this is an opportunity for us to win,” Meadowcreek coach Deario Grimmage said. “There’s several factors that go into a win. I’m confident our guys will go out and compete.”

Habersham Central was a playoff team in Class AAAA a year ago, but has struggled in the move to Class AAAAAA this season. The Raiders are winless and have been outscored 29-236, including three shutouts.

“This is a program that’s been struggling,” Grimmage said. “I feel good about it. I want to go up there and represent Gwinnett well and go and compete.”

Meadowcreek has faired slightly better, putting up 44 points this season. The offense has been led by running back Ryan Moore, who has rushed for nearly 500 yards this season.

“Ryan Moore has been consistently running hard,” Grimmage said.

Receiver Cortez Towels has been a big part of the offense as well. The defense has been led by Keyon Rich and Razeek Lewis in the secondary.

Habersham Central runs the spread option, which is the same offense as Georgia Tech.

“With the offense you have be very disciplined,” Grimmage said. “The defense runs to the ball and plays hard. They don’t quit.”

Last meeting: Habersham Central won 14-7 in 1995

Directions to Habersham Central High School: I-85 North to I-985 North, which turns into Highway 365. Get off on Clarksville exit, or Highway 197 and go toward Clarksville. At stop sign, turn right and school is on right