It's only the fourth week of the high school season and yet it’s time for another marquee matchup in eight-man football.
Class D-2 No. 1 Giltner, which already handed a loss to a Bruning-Davenport/Shickley team that kicked off the season as a top-five team, finds itself in a showdown against D-2 No. 2 Kenesaw when the Hornets host Kenesaw Friday at 7 p.m.
The Blue Devils are 2-0 this season after moving down to Class D-2, a year after advancing to the state semifinals in D-1. In its first two games, Kenesaw has an average margin of victory of 46.5 points. Giltner, also 2-0, is coming off of a 56-point victory over Hampton just one week after beating BDS by 40. The Hornets also went deep into the playoffs, losing their first game of the season in the quarterfinals.
“The kids know and the coaches know what we’re up against and what type of game it is, but at the same time, you have to keep things in perspective,” Kenesaw head coach Craig Schnitzler said. “It’s not an all-or-nothing game for us, but we certainly want to play well against a good opponent.”