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JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week will be tough to predict no matter which match-up fans pick.

The first nominee for Game of the Week is Creekview at Chattahoochee. While some teams have not played a single region game, these two teams have done nothing but battle teams within their region.

2-1 Creekview beat Region 7-4A opponents Sequoyah and Northwest Whitfield in a couple of low-scoring games, then, most recently, lost to Lambert by 10 points. Chattahoochee, a 2-0 team, beat Lambert 31-7 in their season opener and topped Forsyth Central 35-14 in their home opener.

Both teams have averaged giving up about 10 points per game so far, while Chattahoochee has scored an average of 33 points per game to Creekview's 14 ppg.

Creekview has played three games to the Cougars' two, but the Grizzlies will have to play this game at the Hooch.

Southwest DeKalb vs. Marist is a region battle of 2-1 teams whose sole losses are to Tucker.

If history is any indication, the winner of this match-up would presumably take over the Number One contender spot for Region 6-4A. Tucker, Marist, or Southwest DeKalb have won Region 6-4A every year since 2001. Tucker has four region titles in that span, Marist has three, and SWD has one (last season).

Marist has averaged 33 points per game this season; Southwest DeKalb has averaged about 35 ppg. Southwest DeKalb gave up 50 points to Tucker in their season opener, but in the two games since, the Panthers have given up only six points total.

Marist gave up 31 points to Tucker in their second game, but gave up only 12 total points in their other two contests.

For what it is worth, both the Panthers and the War Eagles have shared two opponents. Marist lost to Tucker 31-24 in double overtime and beat Douglass-Atlanta 48-12. SWD lost to Tucker 50-19 and beat Douglass 45-0.

In another potential Game of the Week, Collins Hill plays at North Gwinnett. When Collins Hill beat Roswell and North Gwinnett beat Lassiter in their season openers, this game loomed as a huge region test for both teams.

But while North Gwinnett got quality wins over nationally-respected opponents, earning them a spot in several national rankings, Collins Hill faltered. The Eagles lost to Brookwood in double overtime and suffered a tough 7-point home loss to M.L. King the next week.

Still, a 1-2 Collins Hill team could mean a more motivated squad. The Eagles have not played a single region game, and a win over North Gwinnett, also in Region 7-5A, would be a great way to turn things around.

North Gwinnett, now 3-0, has a penchant for showing up in big games. The Bulldogs opened their season with a win over Lassiter in the Corky Kell Classic, beat Bob Jones (AL), and topped Crenshaw (CA), who was nationally-ranked at the time.

This game is the first road test for Collins Hill.

The final nominee for Game of the Week is Holy Innocents at Wesleyan. Holy Innocents is coming off of a 49-10 loss to the larger Greater Atlanta Christian, a 2A school. The Golden Bears are 2-1.

Wesleyan rolls into this game at 3-0. Neither the Wolves nor Holy Innocents have played a region game yet. This contest will be their first time playing another 5-A team. Both teams are in the North sub-region.

Holy Innocents gave up over 350 rushing yards last week and Wesleyan features one of the state's top offensive lineman in David Andrews and an impressive running back in Kyle Karempelis.

If you think one of these games deserves to be 11Alive and Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week, make sure to vote for it before the poll closes.

Voting ends on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.

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