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Brookwood at Parkview
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Big Orange Jungle, Lilburn
Records, rankings: Brookwood is 5-2 overall, 3-0 in Region 7-AAAAAAA and No. 7; Parkview is 5-2, 3-0 and unranked.
Last meeting: Brookwood won 24-23 in overtime in 2016.
Things to know: These are the only 7-AAAAAAA teams without a region loss. This is likely the most important game between these old rivals since 2005, the last time that they finished first and second in their region. Parkview is second in Class AAAAAAA scoring (49.0 per game). Brookwood is third (43.9). Neither is in the top 15 defensively. Brookwood’s offensive players to watch are Angelo DeSpigna (1,016 yards passing, 13 TDs), RB Dante Black (976 yards rushing, 18 TDs) and WR/RB Matthew Hill (326 yards rushing, 477 receiving, eight TDs). Hill, an AJC Super 11 pick who is committed to Auburn, also has 373 return yards and a punt-return touchdown. Black and Hill each rushed for more than 100 yards against Parkview last season, when Brookwood won in overtime after a missed extra point. Hill had another 104 yards receiving, and DeSpigna threw for 207 yards. Parkview’s offensive players to watch are Fred Payton (1,497 yards passing, 15 TDs), Christian Malloy (280 yards rushing on just 17 carries) and WR Miles Marshall (634 receiving, seven TDs). Malloy, who has mid-major offers, missed the first four games with an injury.
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