3 West Alabama High School Football Games to Watch – September 24
It's officially Week 5 in Alabama High School Football, and each of the eight regions are starting to see clarity, but there's still some great football to be played. However, although region play is heating up, there are many huge non-region games across the state, and many of those are right here in West Alabama.
Tanner @ Maplesville
This isn't a region game, nor is it even a same classification game, but two huge teams at the 1A and 2A level will test out the other's mettle tomorrow night as the Maplesville Red Devils play host to the Tanner Rattlers from North Alabama.
Tanner is coming in with a 5-0 record and boasting the #2 ranking in 2A, and they possess some serious firepower, averaging 48.6 points/game this season.
Junior Terence Dunlap is one of the leaders of the Red Devils this year, making a name for himself as one of the best running backs in the state of Alabama.
West Blocton @ American Christian Academy
Another out-of-classification match-up sees West Blocton traveling to American Christian Academy. The ninth ranked 4A squad, the West Blocton Tigers, are looking to rebound from a tough loss to the Bibb County Choctaws last week by a score of 40-22. They'll want to show their 3A dominance, hoping to take down 4A power ACA.
The Patriots of ACA are looking to crack the 4A Top 10 this week, and also hope to keep their perfect season intact, as they are currently sitting at 4-0 for the season.
Hillcrest @ Tuscaloosa County High
It's one of the biggest rivalries in West Alabama, and their latest chapter will take place in Northport, as the Patriots will travel to County High in another non-region, out-of-classification match-up in West Alabama.
Hillcrest holds on to their #10 ranking in 6A after last week's big victory over the Bessemer City Tigers by a score of 23-20. Four-star running back Brian Robinson will be looking for a bounce-back game after getting stifled for only 85 yards on 27 carries last week against the Tigers.
County High is looking for their first victory of the season, falling last week to the Eagles of Oak Mountain, 15-7. They played great defense, even though they gave up 290 rushing yards on 50 attempts, but could never find a rhythm on offense. A win for the Wildcats could add extra momentum as they take on the Spartans of Mountain Brook next week in a Region 3 battle, as they both will be seeking their first region win of the 2015 season at the time.