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November 8, 2013

Chris Whitfield: Take Dalton in Region 7’s big Cat fight

(Continued)

Northwest Whitfield at Pickens (don’t call us county): Northwest fans keep pointing to their 25-13 win over Pickens earlier this season as a badge of honor. Granted, a win over Pickens is nice, but the Dragons basically gave the game away with six turnovers. If my team gets six turnovers and I score just 25 points, I think I would be a little disappointed.

Things have changed for both teams, and I think that Northwest’s offense is a lot better than it was at the beginning of the year. Pickens still has a habit of hurting itself early in the game. If that happens this week, then it will have to be Northwest turning the ball over in order for the Dragons to have a chance.

Who’s up for a trip to Carrollton?

Whit’s Pick: Northwest Whitfield 31, Pickens 25

Christian Heritage at Fellowship Christian: This is the game that haunts the Guru from earlier this year. I’m not going to say this too loudly for fear of getting hit upside the head with a seat cushion, but Fellowship Christian let me down earlier this year. And in the process, I take full credit for giving Christian Heritage the season they have. Had it not been for my motivational energy, my constant badgering of coach Preston Poag and my uncanny ability to wearing clothing to Christian Heritage practices which matches their opponents each week, the Lions are 5-5 again.

So, in other words, Christian Heritage fans ... you’re welcome.

Whit’s Pick: Christian Heritage 52, Fellowship Christian 27

n North Murray (don’t call us county) at Gordon (don’t call us county) Central: The Mountaineers roll to the win, and then have to wait it out.

Whit’s Pick: North Murray 55, Gordon Central 10

Southeast Whitfield at Cass: “If” Southeast had been able to take care of business when they had the chance earlier this season against a Ridgeland team they should have played better against, the Raiders would be playing for a playoff shot. Instead they are playing for a .500 record. It isn’t great, boys, but it is a long way from 2-8. That’s improvement.

Whit’s Pick: Southeast Whitfield 31, Cass 27

Murray (do call us) County at Coosa: It should be really interesting to see what kind of crop has been planted this year in Murray County.

Whit’s Pick: Coosa 42, Murray County 8

Chris Whitfield (don’t call me county) is a sports writer for The Daily Citizen. The difference between a chAmp and a chUmp, is you. Get it? Contact him at chriswhitfield@daltoncitizen.com.

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