|Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Ten Weeks, Ten Games
Crank up the motor home, fork over $200 for a few gallons of gasoline and
let's hit the road come August26th. We are going on a ten week, ten
city, ten football game tour of Alabama. Well, not really. If that were
a possibility here are a few gridiron contest you would want to add to
you tour. |
August 27th - Demopolis at Briarwood. What a way to start the season. A
must see game if for no other reason than to watch Demarcus James carry
the ball. James rushed for 293 yards in his last game in Tuscaloosa. The
two have met only twice previously with Briarwood coming out ahead on
Honorable Mention: Sweet Water at Thomasville, Deshler at
Russellville, Reeltown at Dadeville, Elba at Opp, Madison Academy at
September 3rd - Oxford at Gadsden City. These two schools are just close
enough together to create a good rivalry among good teams. Look for
Gadsden City to be loaded with talent and ready to prove a point this
season. Gadsden City holds a 3-1 advantage in this relatively new
Honorable Mention: Spain Park at Hoover
September 10th - Walker at Cullman. Cullman has held the upper hand
recently by winning the last five meetings after Walker won the previous
six. The winner of this game will have the upper hand in Region Six.
Walker has a slight 31-30-2 advantage in the series but Cullman has come
out on top in the last five meetings.
Honorable Mention: Foley at Daphne, Trinity at Washington County.
Stanhope Elmore at Prattville
September 17th - Linden at Sweet Water. Many think one
of these teams will be in Auburn come December. Brantley may have
something to say about that. Sweet Water has won the last seven
contest between the two with all the games being a blowout. Do not count
on that happening again this year. Linden may be ready to overcome this
obstacle. Linden also holds a 32-25-3 advantage in the series.
Honorable Mention: UMS-Wright at Jackson, Hackleburg at R.A. Hubbard
September 24th - Clay County at Lineville. Clay County has won the last
seven contests but the rivalry has lost none of it's luster from many
years of battle between these two schools. This may be the last meeting
as the two schools are scheduled to combine for the 2011 season. Overall
Lineville has a 55-46-4 record in the rivalry.
Honorable Mention: Leroy at Jackson, Bob Jones at Spain Park,
Hartselle at Decatur, Gadsden City at Hoover, Midfield at McAdory
October 2nd - Prattville at Opelika. Prattville has won
fourteen of the twenty five meeting between the two schools and the last
four but make no mistake about the intensity of this rivalry. Both teams
mark this date as soon as they view a schedule each season.
October 8th - Thomasville at UMS-Wright. These two had
so much fun last season they played twice splitting the two games.
Thomasville won 42-37 during the 2009 regular season only to have
UMS-Wright come back in the playoffs to win 21-7. UMS-Wright holds a
16-6-1 advantage in the series.
Honorable Mention: Maplesville at Pickens County, Greenville at
Demopolis, Carver at Prattville
October 15th - Vestavia Hills at Hoover. There is no
need to write anything here. These two just plain out do not like each
other. The Bucs lost 16 games in the last ten years. Five of those
losses were to the Rebels. Hoover holds a 23-19 advantage in the series.
Honorable Mention: Lamar County at Lexington, Spanish Fort at Vigor,
Fairhope at Vigor, Cordova at Hamilton
October 22nd - Handley at Leeds. This could be one of
the up and coming rivalries as the two currently reside in Region 3.
They have only met twice previously with each winning one game.
Honorable Mention: Davidson at Murphy, Brantley at McKenzie, Jackson
at Thomasville, Opelika at Auburn
October 29th - Cherokee County at Piedmont. How often
do you get to see two defending state champions square off during the
regular season? This should be a battle of the titans as both teams look
toward the playoffs in a couple of weeks. Cherokee County holds a
36-28-3 advantage in the series winning the last four contests.
Honorable Mention: Murphy at McGill, UMS-Wright at St. Paul's,
Guntersville at Albertville, Sweet Water at Leroy.
October 30th - (Due to heavy rains this game is
postponed until Saturday night.) W.S. Neal at T.R. Miller. Rivalry week
brings a bunch of don't miss games but one stands out. The Battle of
Murder Creek has been a monumental contest since the 1940s between two
schools only separated by a few miles. Miller will carry a 47-20 record
against its rival into this season.
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