Dallas County schools face critical contests in week 4

Published 11:03 am Tuesday, September 6, 2022

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Dallas County schools tries to rebound from one of its worst weeks of football in years. Five teams lost on Labor Day weekend.

Week 4 begins on Thursday for area teams. All games kickoff at 7 p.m.

Lee-Scott at Morgan Academy; The Senators (1-1, 1-0)  play host to the fifth-ranked  Warriors (2-0) at Morgan Field.

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“They are a really good football team,” Senators coach Danny Raines said. “They are impressive on film. They are big and have several big athletes.”

Several seniors shined in the Senators’ 20-0 win over Valiant Cross: John Allen Ingram (134 yards rushing, 2 touchdowns), Rhyne Williams, (TD reception, 2-point conversion pass), Allen Lightfoot (2-point conversion reception), Allen Michael Creech (41 yards and key defensive plays), T.B. Clements (TD pass).

Lee-Scott won 31-17 last season.

Holtville at Selma High: The Saints (1-2, 0-1 Region 3, 5A) make their home debut at Memorial Stadium after three straight weeks on the road.

Selma has won four of the five meetings against the Bulldogs (2-1, 1-0), but they haven’t played since a 28-19 Saints win in 1950.

Keith at University Charter: The Bears (1-2, 0-1 Region 3, Class 1A) travel to face University Charter on Thursday. It’s their first-ever meeting.

Keith head coach Anthony Lumpkin said the Bears are playing for second place in the Region because they lost the head-to-head contest against Linden last week. Region runner-ups host a first-round playoff game.

Sumter Central at Southside: The winless Panthers (0-2, 0-1)  are a must-win contest in a Region 3, Class 3A contest at Panther Stadium.

Roosevelt Towns shined last week for the Panthers, scoring two touchdowns against Trinity. Receiver Derick Smith gives the Panthers big-play potential.

The Panthers won their only meeting 60-0 in 2011.

Dallas County at Montevallo: The Hornets (0-2, 0-1 Region 3, Class 4A) leave Dallas County for the first time this season.

Dallas County has struggled offensively, scoring only six points through two games. A loss will be devastating to the Hornets’ 4A state playoff hopes. Montevallo won 49-14 last year.

Springwood at Meadowview Christian School: The Trojans (0-3) continue to search for their first win of the season at Wasden Field.

Through three games, the Trojans have struggled on both sides of the ball and scoring only six points.