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Jeff's Week 7 Picks For Gaston, Lincoln and Cleveland Counties

Gaston, Lincoln and Cleveland Week 7 Picks

 
Lincolnton 35 – East Lincoln 28
 
Forestview 28 – Stuart Cramer 21
 
South Point 27 – Hunter Huss 13
 
Ashbrook 20 – North Gaston 13
 
Lake Norman Charter 21 – East Gaston 20
 
West Lincoln 31 – Bunker Hill 13
 
Shelby 41 – East Burke 6
 
Crest 27 – Chase 14
 
Kings Mountain 30 – Jimmy Draughn 13
 
Burns 34 – East Rutherford 20
 
Mountain Island Charter 51 – Highland Tech 6
 
Blacksburg, SC 31 – Thomas Jefferson 21
 
Mooresville 35 – North Lincoln 10
 
 
 
Game of the Week: East Lincoln’s home game against Lincolnton is likely going to decide the conference championship. Although, conference foes, Maiden, Newton-Conover and West Caldwell may have something to say about that. The Mustangs defense has pitched two shutouts this year and have held two of their opponents to less than seven points. Lincolnton’s offense, on the other hand, has only scored less than 40 points only once this year and that was in their 25-24 overtime win over South Point. In the other games, the Wolves are averaging 56 points a game. Something is going to have to give in this matchup.
 
Other Games Of Interest: South Point, Hunter Huss, Forestview and Stuart Cramer all began conference play with a win and they are playing each other. Hunter Huss will travel to South Point while Forestview travels to Stuart Cramer. The Red Raiders probably had the stiffest competition in non-conference play going up against Shelby (6-0), Lincolnton (5-0), Clover (5-0) and Crest (4-1). South Point beat Crest, but fell to the other three. Their only lopsided loss was to Shelby, 24-0. Hunter Huss faced East Lincoln (5-0), Burns (5-0), Porter Ridge (3-2) and Hickory (0-5). The Huskies only nonconference win was against Hickory. The Huskies lost the others by a combined nine points. So this looks to be a competitive matchup.
 
Forestview had their ups and downs in non-conference play with wins over Providence Day and Kings Mountain and with losses to Clover and East Lincoln. Cramer is off to their best start ever with a 4-1 record. Their win last week over Ashbrook was the first time they opened league play with a win. Can they maintain the momentum or will the Jaguars be too tough for the Storm.

 

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