Starting this year, #TeamFYNsports will be bringing you their top football games of the week for our local area football teams.
Team FYN sports director Jake West and Fannin County Rec. Department Athletic Coordinator Tim Towe will also be giving you their picks to win these games of the week.
Last week, Tim Towe went 4-0 in our games of the week picks, correctly picking Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, and Mount Zion to win their respective games.
Jake West went 2-2, correctly picking the Fannin and Pickens games.
Tim is 11-2 overall on the year, with #TeamFYNsports director Jake West falling behind at 6-7.
Now, lets get to our #TeamFYNsports week 4 games of the week!
Pickens County @ Union County
Tim: Fun matchup here. Hard to believe it’s been 1991 since these 2 schools have played on the high school level. I like Union to win the ball game. They have a little more experience on both sides of the ball right now.
Tim’s Pick: Union
Jake: Seeing as how I was born in 1997, definitely was not around the last time these two teams played. It is kind of weird that they don’t play in high school, seeing as how i’m pretty sure they play at the youth and middle school levels every year. These kids will be familiar with each other even if they haven’t ever played each other in high school. I am going to have to pick union in a low scoring game here.
Jake’s Pick: Union
Banks County @ Fannin County
Tim: So many storylines heading into this game. Coach Chad Cheatham (Current Fannin Coach) spent time with the Banks County program. He has coached players on both teams tonight. Banks will be ready to play. They are coming off a shutout vs Lumpkin 37-0 last week. I just don’t think they have enough depth to compete with the Rebels. Fannin wins and advances to 3-0 for the 1st time since 2005.
Tim’s Pick: Fannin
Jake: I am going with Fannin County for sure in this one. I think they will blow Banks out of the water. Banks just doesn’t have their best stuff this year, and they are going to be playing a Fannin team that has the best stuff they have had in a while.
Jake’s Pick: Fannin
Towns County @ Lakeview Academy
Tim: Lee Shaw. You may know the name. If you’ve followed Georgia High School Football in the past 15 years you know all about the Shaw name and the impact they have had on the whole state. Lee has took over this Lakeview Academy program and they are off to a 1-1 start. Coming off a 34-0 win over Walker ( Marietta) last week. I just think this Towns County team is building something special. A 1 point loss last week to Mt Zion Carrol in overtime but these guys will be motivated to play. No word yet on if Hayesville transfer Jake Mctaggart will be eligible to play. But when he does get eligible ( GHSA approval of the move) Towns County will be that much better. Mctaggart is 6 Foot 8 and has a Kentucky offer. Give me Towns in a close one.
Tim’s Pick: Towns
Jake: Coach J-Roque at Towns County is building something special over their in Hiawasee. They really need to get a win this week to turn the corner and get over .500 before they start playing region games. I could definitely see this being the game that puts towns over the hill, but they are playing an away game in Gainesville and it’s going to be tough. I am taking Towns County but only because I think Jake Mctaggart will play tonight.
Jake’s Pick: Towns
Copper Basin @ Lookout Valley
Tim: Give me the Cougars by at least 5 touchdowns. Lookout Valley still in a rebuilding phase.
Tim’s Pick: Copper Basin
Jake: Im going with Basin also. They should go into their matchup with Fannin County undefeated.
Jake’s Pick: Copper Basin