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Sequoyah vs Allatoona: Chiefs looking to snuff out surging Bucs



Scouting the Chiefs


The Sequoyah Chiefs come off the bye week looking to wrap up a home playoff game in the first round of the state playoffs. The last time out, Cherokee went on the road and upset rival Creekview. Traditionally, the Chiefs have been known as a run dominant team, however, against Creekview, they went for 274 yards and 2-TDs through the air. On the season, Chiefs offense has a balanced attack, averaging 129.3 yards per game through the air and 120.9 yards per game on the ground.. Quarterback Kolby Martin has thrown for 946 yards and 8-TDs, while fellow sophomore Will Rajecki leads the team with 310 yards and 2-TDs on the ground.



Scouting the Bucs


The Allatoona Buccaneers looked like a team on a mission last week as they recorded their second straight victory on the year. The Buccaneers are now squarely in contention for a region playoff spot. Quarterback Sadiq Teel was efficient in all phases of the game last week, completing 72% of his passes for 3-TDs. He also added 112 yards on the ground with another riding TD. Teel has now thrown for 895 yards and 9-TDs. However, for the Bucs offense, success begins with their ability to run the football, and Xavier Rucker has been the bell-cow for the offense with 516 yards and 2-TDs. Camden Phillips has been a reliable receiver for the Bucs with 24 receptions for 376 yards and 3-TDs.



Pundit's Pick


Allatoona looked like a completely different team this past week, as their defense was relentless against the run and did just enough to stymie Etowah's aerial attack. Sequoyah will need to match Allatoona’s physicality and find a way to slow down Rucker and harass Teel. We don’t expect for Allatoona to have the same success as they did last week, but the game should be closer than most models might expect. We like the Chiefs by 10.






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