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PREVIEW: Meadowcreek at Duluth

Duluth's #23 Bryant Pickney

Duluth's #23 Bryant Pickney

Meadowcreek Mustangs (7-AAAAAA)

Coach: Deario Grimmage

Record: 0-4, 0-2 region

Last week: Lost to North Gwinnett 45-20

Duluth Wildcats (7-AAAAAA)

Coach: Corey Jarvis

Record: 1-3, 0-2 region

Last week: Lost to Norcross 36-7

Duluth head coach Corey Jarvis still remembers the last time Meadowcreek won a game. He was the head coach at M.L. King in 2008 when the Mustangs delivered a 24-14 win victory over the Wildcats.

Meadowcreek hasn’t won a game since and Jarvis doesn’t want to repeat what happened four years ago.

“We can’t let that happen again,” Jarvis said.

The Wildcats are coming off a tough loss to Norcross a week ago where the offense was shut out.

“That was a tough one,” Jarvis said. “The offense didn’t perform well.”

The Wildcats’ only score came on an interception by Bryant Pickney which was returned 40 yards for a score. The junior also had six tackles, one for loss, a sack, two pass breakups and forced a fumble.

“He played real well. He’s been a steady player all year,” Jarvis said. “He’s the most consistent DB we’ve had.”

Duluth will look for more consistency on offense where Thaddeus Bell and Tyler Campbell will split time at quarterback again in place of injured Will Delorenzo.

“The young kids and the offensive line struggled last week,” Jarvis said. “They fought through it.”

Meadowcreek scored 20 points in its loss to North Gwinnett last week. It’s the second-most points since its 2008 victory over Duluth.

Nighee Eddington returned an interception 49 yards for a score, while Kortez Towels caught a five-yard pass and Ryan Moore had a five-yard TD run.

“They are not as big as they were last year, but they play hard,” Jarvis said.

Last meeting: Duluth won 30-0 last year

Directions to Duluth High School: From I-85, take Ga. Highway 120 west to Buford Highway and turn right. Take a left at the next light onto Brock Road and school is on the left.