Lanier Longhorns (8-AAAAAA)
Coach: David Willingham
Last week: Had a bye
Peachtree Ridge Lions (8-AAAAAAA)
Coach: Reggie Stancil
Last week: Beat Centennial 7-6
Denmark’s late cancellation of last week’s football game because of COVID-19 issues cost Lanier another chance to get interim head coach David Willingham his first victory. The Longhorns get another opportunity Friday with a road trip to Peachtree Ridge.
Lanier opened the season with close losses to Dutchtown and Mountain View, while Peachtree Ridge has rebounded from an opening loss with back-to-back victories. The Lions have done it with with defense, beating Centennial 7-6 last week and topping Discovery 10-0 on Sept. 3.
The defense has been good enough the past two weeks that Peachtree Ridge hasn’t needed much offense. Hayden Thompson’s touchdown pass to Jairus Griffin, along with Eddie Park’s PAT, got the job done against Centennial.
Lanier nearly got its first win under Willingham two weeks ago, leading 14-7 well into the third quarter before fading in an eventual 28-20 loss.
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Last meeting: Lanier won 21-14 in 2019
Location: Peachtree Ridge High School