Morgan Academy, Selma High both playing for home field advantage

Published 9:58 am Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Homefield advantage for the playoffs is on the line Friday night when Morgan Academy hosts Tuscaloosa Academy.

A win over the Knights will put the Senators (5-2, 2-1) in position to host a first-round AISA playoff contest as the second seed.  “We are looking forward to playing in another big game with so much at stake,” Senators coach Danny Raines said.

Senator stars from last week’s loss at Bessemer Academy were Holt Utsey (92 yards rushing, touchdown), Andrew Thomas (135 yards passing, touchdown), Trey Jones (8 total tackles), John Alen Ingram (7 total tackles), Josh Brown (56 yards rushing).

Selma High at Sipsey Valley: The Saints (5-2, 4-0) can set up a Region title showdown against Demopolis on Oct. 23 with a victory in Buhl.

JeVonte Stubbs and Dion Nelson remain the scoring leaders for the Saints, combining for over 35 touchdowns this season.

The Saints have never won a Region title in football and coach Willie Gandy said the goal is to make history.

“I’m so proud of our players and coaches,”  Gandy said.  “I couldn’t be here without my coaches and the support of the parents.”

Dallas County at American Christian Academy: The Hornets travel to face the unbeaten Patriots (8-0, 5-0), the top-ranked team in Class 4A. ACA won 68-0 last year.

The Hornets will need strong games from quarterback Josh Brown, wide receiver Carlton Underwood Jr. and linebacker Markeice Stallworth to have a chance at pulling off the historic upset. “ACA is a very athletic team and they are well coached year in and year out,” Hornets coach Heath LeVert said. “The challenge ahead of us is a large one, but we are not going to shy away from the stage or competition.”

Southside at Highland Home: The Panthers (3-3) take a break from Region 6, Class  3A for a road replacement contest.

Quarterback Christopher Thomas is coming off a 342-yard total offense and six touchdown performance against Monroe County.

Jackson Academy at Meadowview Christian School: MCS will celebrate homecoming and Senior Night at Wadsen Field.

The Trojans (0-8) fell at Snook Academy. Javion Rudolph ran for two touchdowns and threw for 106 yards. Alan Holt had six receptions and an interception. Cole Smith had 8 tackles. “We have a tough game, it will be senior night and homecoming all together, a lot of distractions,” MCS coach Bob Taylor said.