Game of the Week
- Who: George Walton (1-6, 0-1) at Prince Avenue (6-1, 1-0)
- When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
- Where: Brad Akins Field, Bogart
- Series: Prince Avenue leads series 9-2
- Last: Prince Avenue 41, GWA 17 (Oct. 30, 2020)
This was the year the Bulldogs finally were going to make a serious run at knocking off mighty Prince Avenue and win their first-ever region title since joining the Georgia High School Association.
After making it to the third round of the Class A private state playoffs last fall, GWA was returning the bulk of its starters. Meanwhile, the Wolverines had taken a serious hit by graduation, losing many key starters including five-star quarterback Brock Vandagriff.
Instead, off-season turmoil has left the GWA program in tatters while Prince has reloaded and is just as potent as ever. The defending state champs are currently ranked No. 3.
As a result, the Bulldogs trip to Bogart Friday looks like another potential beat-down by their nearby rival.
GWA has lost eight straight to Prince, including a 41-13 loss in 2019 when the Bulldogs were ranked No. 8 and 41-17 last fall when GWA had a 4-1 record. This time, GWA has won just once and allowed 40-plus points in all six losses.
They’ll face a Wolverines team that is averaging 43.5 points a game, ranking them second among Class A private schools. Leading the charge is the quarterback who replaced Vandagriff, who is now at Georgia.
Aaron Philo, just a sophomore, has passed for 1,904 yards and 21 touchdowns passes. If he keeps that pace, he’d finish with over 3,100 yards and 35 TDs.