Football Fridays In Georgia: Marietta Vs. North Paulding
GPB Game of the Week
Join the GPB team for the Football Fridays in Georgia broadcast, which features a Region 3-7A game between Marietta and North Paulding.
Here’s a look at both teams that will be featured this week.
Marietta Blue Devils
Record, ranking: 1-4, unranked
Last week: Did not play
Coach: Richard Morgan is 4-24 in third season, 168-44 overall. (The Blue Devils had to forfeit eight wins from 2017.)
Best players: The Blue Devils are loaded with talented players, particularly on offense. QB Harrison Bailey has thrown for 1,688 yards and 18 touchdowns, with the main targets being Arik Gilbert (46 catches, 533 yards) and Ramel Keyton (40 catches, 662 yards, 10 TDs). RB Kimani Vidal has rushed for 259 yards. Returning on defense are DL Kevin Abrams-Verwayne and LB C.J.Swan. B.J. Ojulari leads the team in tackles.
North Paulding Wolfpack
Record, ranking: 5-0, unranked
Last week: Did not play.
Coach: Jim Bob Bryant is 5-0 in first season.
Best players: QB Ross Malmgren has thrown for 1,272 yards and 16 TDs; he threw for 2,500 yards in 2017. Top receivers are Ryker Brown, Luke Dabbelt and Jarod Ray. LB Jordan Veneziale returns to lead the defense; he leads the team in tackles with 56 and has caused two fumbles.
Series: North Paulding leads series 4-0, including 49-14 in 2017.