Collins Hill (5-2, 3-1 Region 7-AAAAAA) at Mill Creek (4-3, 3-1)
When: 7:30 p.m. tonight
Where: Mill Creek High School
Head Coaches: Collins Hill, Kevin Reach; Mill Creek, Shannon Jarvis
Players To Watch: Collins Hill, Jordan Bertrand, RB, Codi Russell, WR, Monty Horn, QB; Mill Creek, Daniel David, QB, Johnathan Hawkins, RB, Chase Turner, DE
In what is a Titanic-type of matchup, the Hawks and the Eagles could potentially become an offensive shootout.
Last week, the Eagles shutout Duluth. Mill Creek has been off for a week following its dominating 55-7 win against Mountain View on Oct. 10.
The x-factor for any game the Hawks compete in is quarterback Daniel David. He tallied up four total touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) against Mountain View. He also had two touchdowns in the Hawks’ victory against Meadowcreek on Oct. 3.
However, the defense has also shown to be an x-factor the past two games for Mill Creek, allowing only 14 total points. The offense has put up 118 points the past two games.
The Eagles are riding a three-game winning streak into tonight’s game, with victories over Mountain View, Meadowcreek and Duluth. The Hawks defeated Duluth earlier in the season.
Both team’s last defeat came at the hands of North Gwinnett. The Eagles lost to 42-24 on Sept. 19. The Hawks lost 51-41 on Sept. 26.
Prediction: A high-scoring game is in store, but the Hawks defense makes enough plays to slow down the Eagles and send Mill Creek to 5-3.