•The Game: Apalachee High School hosts Clarke Central High School, Friday, 7:30 p.m., R. Harold Harrison Stadium

•Records: AHS (0-4, 0-3) after losing 48-7 to Gainesville last Friday; Clarke Central (1-3, 1-2) after losing to Salem 19-17 last Friday

•Coaches: Shane Davis, 10th season at AHS 47-54 overall (all at AHS); Clarke Central, Ahren Self, second season at Clarke Central, 8-7 •Key Players: AHS: WR Kent Knowles; OL Logan Jackson; QB Alantae Billings; RB Dalton Bales; WR Hunter Wagler; QB Bryan Wilson; Clarke Central: QB Akeem Wise; TE Anthony Smith; K William Downs

•Last Season: Clarke Central defeated AHS 43-19

•Notes: AHS is simply in need of a win at this point. Clarke Central is an uncharacteristic 1-3 coming into Friday’s contest. The Gladiators were defeated by Salem 19-17 last week.

•They Said It: AHS defensive coordinator Charles Liggett: “The bottom line defensively is we have to make more plays when needed.”

Prediction: Clarke Central 30; Apalachee 22

— Scouting Report compiled by Chris Bridges/photo by Jessica Brown

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