ScoutSouth.com: Class 6A Games of Week
The Panthers opened the year with two losses to 5A Benjamin Russell (4-1) and region foe Central, Phenix City (3-2), but they have come back with three straight wins over Russell County (1-4), Dothan (0-5) and Lee (0-5). The Panthers have an overall record of 3-2 and a region record of 2-1.
They will step up the level of competition this week. They will face a rabid bunch of canines or a group of puppies. They faced the former in 2006 when they met Coach McCracken's mad 'Dawgs after their Prattville loss. They took no mercy and defeated Smiths Station 44-0.
Opelika easily won their first four games against Carver Montgomery (1-3), Russell County (1-4), Dothan (0-5) and Northview (2-3). The Bulldogs are 4-1 on the season and a perfect 3-0 in region play.
Players to watch:
Opelika--QB Brooks Robinson, DB K.R. Snipes, DB Zach Blatt, RB Jeffrey Dorsey and LB Josh Rowe.
Smiths Station--LB Marcus McCrary, WR A.J. Williams, and QB Kyle Barr.
T.C. Britton Stadium
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Auburn (4-1; 3-0) vs. No.12 Enterprise (4-1; 3-0)
Region 4 is sharping up as quiet a battle with Auburn, Opelika and Enterprise all undefeated in the region at the halfway point. That's about to change.
The Auburn Tigers will travel to Enterprise this week to take on the Wildcats. Enterprise lost a three point heartbreaker last week against Bainbridge (GA) 20-17 for their first loss of the season. It's back to region play this wek for both of the feline squads.
Coach Kevin Collins and his Wildcats have overcome tremendous obstacles since a tornado ripped through their school earlier this year. The football team has been good medicine for the community this fall. Enterprise defeated 5A Carroll (1-4) to open the season, and then defeated region foes Dothan (0-5), Northview (2-3) and Central, Phenix City (3-2).
Coach Tim Carter's Tigers lost their opener to the impressive 6A Stanhope Elmore (5-0), and defeated region opponents Central-Phenix City, Dothan and Russell County (1-4). They defeated Jeff Davis (2-3) last week in non-region play.
Yratings.com shows Auburn with a point differential against opponents as 11.8 and Enterprise is 11.4. The site also shows Auburn as a one-point favorite. All indications say this game is close one.
Players to Watch:
Auburn: DB Dee Finley (FL commitment), RB Brandon Ross, RB Richard Ross
Enterprise: OL T.J. Barnes ( AU, UA offers), TE Ken Adams (AU offer), WR Tasharee Hill
Bates Memorial Stadium
Hewitt Trussville (4-1) will travel to seventh ranked Oxford (5-0) for a region battle. Oxford comes into the game off a 38-7 win over 6A Pelham (2-3) and Hewitt-Trussville was victorious 29-3 over 5A Moody (3-2).
Yratings.com lists Oxford as a 17 point favorite, and that may come to pass. But this is a scrappy group of Huskies that Coach Riddle handles. Their only loss came the week after a huge rivalry win (16-14) over Clay-Chalkville (2-3). They faced Pell City (4-2) and fell 17-14 in overtime.
Oxford has pretty well handled their competition with only one close game against Huffman (4-2). Coach Niblett is looking to take this team deep in the state play-offs.
Players to watch: Hewitt-Trussville: QB Jacob Nix, RB Brian Mann, K Cameron Yaw
Oxford: QB Judd Edwards, QB Derek Thomas, DB John Jurichich
Oxford Lamar Field
Homewood (2-2; 2-1) will travel to Spain Park (3-2; 1-2) in a region game that both need to add to the win column in the tough Region 6.
Mary Montgomery (4-1; 3-0) travels to Murphy (3-2; 2-1) and should put on a good show. Murphy should be the favorite to win, but watch out for Coach Lesley's Vikings. They have strung together a nice start to their season.
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