Eagle’s Landing is a part of this situation as well and the Golden Eagles and Wildcats meet this Friday at Eagle’s Landing Stadium in a pivotal sub-region 4A-AAAA matchup.
“It’s going to be a tough game,” Locust Grove coach Clint Satterfield said. “They got an explosive offense and we are going to have our hands full.”
At the moment, Locust Grove and Stockbridge are leading the sub-region standings with a 2-0 mark and Eagle’s Landing is next in line at 2-1.
While the Wildcats enjoyed their bye, the Golden Eagles scored at least 50 points for the second straight game with a 56-27 victory over Woodland last Friday.
Bradley Dewberry threw touchdowns to four different receivers and Sedrick Palmer rushed for 99 yards and three scores.
“You almost have to pick your poison,” Satterfield said. “I don’t know what you do. You just try to see if you can contain them and hope you can force some turnovers because they’re going to score some points.”
Before their off week, the Wildcats earned their fourth straight win, a 44-27 victory over Woodland on Oct. 11. Emilo Conde ran for four touchdowns and caught a pass for a score, resulting in a school record for TDs in one game.
Justin Drake had eight catches for 121 yards and Cortez McDowell, a Tennessee commit, led the defense with 14 tackles. The safety also forced a fumble and returned it 99 yards for a touchdown.
Last year when Eagle’s Landing and Locust Grove met, the Wildcats scored in the closing moments for a 35-34 win.
“Eagle’s Landing has had a good offense the last couple of years but now they really have a much-improved defense so we got our hands full,” Satterfield said. “We are going to try to do what we’ve done all year but we realize these next two games are the toughest games on our schedule.”
Next week, the Wildcats host Stockbridge.