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Douglas County vs Sequoyah: Chiefs look to tame the Tigers




Scouting the Tigers


The Douglas County Tigers have won 11 games for the first time since 2002. This week, Douglas County is looking to advance beyond the second round for the first time since 1988. The Tigers are averaging 41.1 points per game this season. They are averaging 499 yards per game of total offense with 237 of that coming through the air and 261 by way of the ground. Quarterback Sire Hardaway has thrown for 2,261 yards and 19-TDs and is completing 72.5% of his passes. His top receivers this season have been James Johnson (31 receptions, 647 yards, 6-TDs), Aaron Gregory, (28 receptions, 553 yards, 6-TDs), Brandon Ellison, (31 receptions, 496 yards, 2-TDs) and Marcus Carter, (18 receptions, 401 yards, 6-TDs). Meanwhile, Jamarcus Lindley, Rah’Keith Kelly and Michael Hastie have combined to rush for 1,729 yards and 15-TDs. An interesting note is that have the top skill players for Douglas County, Hardaway is the only senior. Defensively, the Tigers are allowing 13 points per game. Jayden Cheeks and the aforementioned Hastie lead the team with 88 and 85 total tackles respectively. The Tigers have sacked opposing quarterbacks 53 times as Jordan Carter and Marquacious Wright pace the team with 12 sacks each. The secondary has intercepted 13 passes as well this season.




Scouting the Chiefs


The Sequoyah Chiefs are winners of their last 4 games. They advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2018. Sequoyah’s offense is averaging 24.4 points per game on the year. During the regular season, quarterback Colby Martin threw for 1,424 yards and 15-TDs. Fourteen different receivers have caught passes for the Chiefs this season, with Jackson Hancock, Ean Marria, Tyler Bell and Bretton Darling leading the way for the Chiefs. Meanwhile, the ground game has been paced by Will Rajecki and the aforementioned Hancock and Marria. Defensively, Sequoyah is allowing 24 points per game and last week, were able to hold Alpharetta to 18 points below their season average. As we mentioned last week, the aforementioned Darling and Taiwo Ogundele lead the team in total tackles.



Pundit's Pick


This game matches two different styles of offense. Douglas County is a more up tempo offense while Sequoyah has been a little more methodical. It stands to reason that Sequoyah’s ability to control the clock and cash in on each opportunity will be paramount if they are going to upset the home standing Tigers. For the Tigers, if they can get Hardaway going through the air and make Sequoyah one dimensional the odds of victory would be in their favor. Douglas County’s team speed is the difference in this game. We like the Tigers by 16.











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