State-Ranked Mays Leads the Charge on the Neighborhood Gridiron
Raiders face winless Douglass; Westlake aims for consistency at Newton.
Following a crushing defeat (50-7) in a battle with No. 1 ranked (AAAA) Tucker on Oct. 7, the No. 7 ranked Mays Raiders returned to their previous form last week after a 38-25 victory over Carver to improve to 6-1.
This weekend, Mays should continue the trend when it face winless Douglass High School (0-7) on Saturday at Grady Stadium.
Mays and Douglass have been bashing heads on the gridiron since 1984 with the Astros leading the all time series 13-10. However, the Raiders have dominated their fellow Atlanta Public School foe in recent years, winning three straight since 2008 and outscoring the opposition 104-6.
Inconsistency at Westlake
While it’s been a season of smiles at Mays, over at Westlake, there has been a yo-yo effect on the field as the Lions have struggled to maintain a consistent groove in 2011.
Last week, the Lions knocked off East Coweta 31-21 to improve to 3-4. The win snapped a four-game losing streak after opening the year at 2-0.
With just three games remaining on the schedule, Westlake hopes to finish strong, and the first step toward this goal begins Saturday night when it travels to Covington to face Newton (3-4).
Westlake looks to earn a repeat performance against Newton following last year’s 33-13 rout over the Rams.