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Lamar-Crawford Co. preview

By Ken K. Green Region 4-AA champion Lamar County (9-0, 6-0) travels to Roberta this week to take on the winless Crawford County Eagles in the regular season finale for both teams. When and Where: Friday 7:30 p.m. Crawford County High School. 400 East Agency Street, Roberta, Ga. 31078. To Get There: Take US Hwy 341 to Roberta. Take a left onto E. Crusselle St. then a right on Kirby Ave. Next left onto E. Agency St. Crawford County High School is on the right. The stadium is behind the school. The trip is approximately 28 miles or 35 minutes. Weather: Mostly clear skies with temperatures in the upper 40s throughout the game. No rain but plenty of Thunder expected. Last week: Lamar County clinched its third straight region crown with a 48-0 win at home over Macon County. The Eagles lost their 42nd game in a row dating back to 2009, falling to Taylor County 52-0. Last year: Lawrence Austin ran for three touchdowns and the Trojan defense added a pair of scores including a fumble recovery return for a touchdown by Micah Banks in a 54-0 win for Lamar to complete an unbeaten regular season. The Eagles finished 0-10, 0-7 last place in 4-AA. Series History: 26th meeting since 1980 Lamar leads 18-7 winning the last four. Crawford last won 28-7 in 2008 at Summers Field and last beat the Trojans in Roberta in 2007 34-7. (The Eagles last win was over Jordan 24-12 in 2009. The following week they lost to Lamar to begin their present 42-game losing streak.) Lamar offense vs. Crawford defense: The Trojans are scoring 44.4 points per game while the Eagles are giving up 44.4. Crawford offense vs. Lamar defense: The Eagles are scoring 8.8 points per game while the Trojans yield 10.6. Top Eagle players: Tyrick Reeves, Jaylin Hicks, Anquavious Wiggins and William Jarrell. Crawford coach: Greg Street 0-19 2nd season. Rankings: Lamar County is tied for 2nd in Class AA in a composite ranking of six polls including a number one ranking by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the Georgia Sports Writers Association. Crawford is the 61st best team in AA according to Max Preps. Prediction: Lamar County 51 Crawford County 6. Maxwell Ratings projects Lamar to win by 47 points.

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