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Week Seven Game of the Week Nominees

LITHIA SPRINGS, GA -- Douglas County at Lithia Springs netted 65.2 percent of the vote for 11Alive and Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week.

It is the Tigers versus the Lions. Douglas County, 3-3, travels to Lithia Springs in a Region 5-4A South battle. Lithia Springs has a 4-1 record, but overall records do not mean much when it comes to the postseason; in the playoff race, region records are what count. Douglas County is 2-1 in the region and Lithia Springs is 1-1.

Lithia Springs is coming off of their first loss of the season; South Paulding beat the Lions 35-0. Douglas County is trying to win back-to-back games for the first time this year.

With 33.6 percent of the Game of the Week vote, Dutchtown at Union Grove is another big region matchup. Griffin, Dutchtown, and Union Grove are all undefeated in Region 3-4A Division A. This game should help bust things open.

Dutchtown is 5-0 for the first time in school history. Union Grove is 2-3, but they have won their last two games. These teams have never played.

The third vote getter for Game of the Week is one of Friday's most anticipated matchups: Norcross at North Gwinnett. The two teams are a combined 10-0 and both of these teams have had two weeks to prepare for one another.

North Gwinnett has the credentials. Ranked as the 14th team in the nation by USA TODAY's Super 25 poll, the Bulldogs have wins over Bob Jones (AL), Crenshaw (CA), and Collins Hill.

Norcross' opponents have been a little more local, but the Blue Devils certainly have quality wins over Dacula, Parkview, and Roswell.

North Gwinnett's C.J. Uzomah is a force to be reckoned with on offense and there is no reason to think the crowd at North Gwinnett will not be a factor.

Norcross has every reason to be hitting on all cylinders, though. The Blue Devils play undefeated Peachtree Ridge next week.

The final Game of the Week nominee is Johns Creek at Lambert. After playing to a 4-0 varsity record last year, Lambert has amassed a 4-1 record this season, its first complete year of varsity football.

Johns Creek is also in its first full year of varsity play. The Gladiators are currently 3-3.

These two teams met twice last year and Lambert got the best of Johns Creek both times. The Longhorns won 42-7 and 14-0.


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