ScoutSouth.com: Class 2A Games of Week
Senior tight end and defensive end Michael Williams (6-6, 255) will play for the Tornadoes and Brad Smelly (6-3, 215) is the quarterback for the Patriots.
Coach Jack Cook's Pickens County crew are coming off of a huge win over 3A ranked and undefeated Aliceville (4-1). American Christian took on 4A Holt (1-4) 47-8.
Yratings.com shows American Christian as a six point favorite. I'm going with Pickens County and their defense to try and limit the damage from Smelley and senior wide receiver Johnny Shuttlesworth.
The second ranked Leroy Bears (4-1; 3-0) are coming off a defeat by No.1 1A Sweet Water 35-14. They will host seventh ranked Flomaton (5-0; 3-0) in a region heavyweight battle.
Some will say Leroy is struggling due to the loss to Sweet Water, but Coach Powell had some injuries on the Bears' squad. There was no way he would have risked them against a non-region opponent when their biggest game, thus far, was on the horizon against the Hurricanes.
Junior quarterback Clint Moseley (6-4, 200) is a great talent. You should see him sign a Division-1 scholarship in 2009.
Flomaton comes into this game without a serious threat against them in the last four games. They have destroyed the competition 180-37. Junior running back Tony Ellis is coming off back-to-back 200+ yard games. Coach Doug Vickery will have his squad ready. If the injuries are still hampering Leroy, look out.
Yratings.com rates Leroy a one point favorite.
Sixth ranked Houston Academy (5-0; 3-0) will travel to Wicksbug (5-0; 3-0) in a region bout. Both teams are undefeated overall.
Houston Academy is doing it with defense, having scored no more than 20 points in four of their wins.
Wicksburg has a senior laden team that includes quarterback Blake Wallace (6-0, 170). Wallace led the squad to a rivalry win over 1A Florala (4-1; 3-0) 23-21, the fist defeat for the Wildcats this season.
Houston Academy had their most effective scoring outing when they took on 3A Slocomb (2-3) and won 28-9. Coach Jimmy Addison took the Houston Academy job this year from Rodney Dollar who moved on to 5A Tallassee, and the Raiders have not missed a beat.
Yratings.com lists Wicksburg as an 11 point favorite. I'll go along with that citing their homefield advantage.
The fourth ranked Fyffe Red Devils (5-0; 3-0) in ScoutSouth.com's Coaches Poll will play host to Piedmont (4-1; 3-0) in what could be a true test for Coach Benefield's Devils.
Coach Steve Smith's Bulldogs were 7-4 last season, and this year are undefeated through the next four games after suffering a defeat at the hands of a strong 2A Woodland (4-1; 3-0) squad out of the box.
Running backs D'Eric Jackson and Coulter Green put on a show last week in a 27-0 victory over 2A Ohatchee (2-2). Junior defensive back Chris Griffie had a 95-yard interception returned for a score.
The Red Devils are always a force in 2A football. The team is led by Coach Paul Benefield who has a 143-36 mark as a head coach. Offensive lineman Chris Graben (6-3, 305) is Fyffe's big man up front. Graben was ASWA All-State in 2006. Chris Johnson (6-2, 190) is a standout at linebacker.
Fyffe is a 23 point favorite on yratings.com, and I will go along with the winner. But maybe not by that much.
Other 2A games:
Addison (4-1; 3-0) will travel to Tanner (3-2; 2-1)
No.10 Highland Home (4-1; 2-1) will host Luverne (3-2; 2-1)
Ranburne (4-1; 2-1) will visit Lineville (3-2; 3-0)
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