Three Dallas County schools hit the road in Week five

Published 10:34 am Tuesday, September 13, 2022

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Most of the Dallas County teams hit the road on Friday night

Selma High, Southside,  Morgan Academy are on the road for Week 5. Dallas County, Keith and Meadowview Christian School are both at home. All games kick off at 7 p.m.

Selma at Greenville: The Saints (2-2) go for consecutive wins for the first time this season in a non-Region contest.

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Roderick Ward and Marcus Walton continue to alternate at quarterback, each bringing different skillsets for the Saints, who won the last meeting 21-14 in 2013.

“Greenville is a tough team,” Selma head coach Willie Gandy said. “They have a lot of athletes and a state championship coach. This will be a big game for us.”

Southside at St. James: The Panthers (1-2, 1-1) visit St. James in a crucial Region 3, Class 3A contest.

Roosevelt Towns III continues to improve at the quarterback position for the Panthers, who lost to the Trojans 48-14 in 2019.

Holt at Dallas County: If the Hornets (0-3, 0-2) want to make the Class 4A state playoffs, they must beat the Ironmen at Martin Field. The Hornets won 33-0 last year.

“They are very fast and athletic team with good  size on both sides of the ball,” Hornets coach Douglas Laister said. “The offense they run can create a lot of mismatches for defenses. They swarm to the ball on defense.”

Morgan Academy at Fort Dale: The Senators  (1-2) hit the road for the first time this season.

Morgan Academy coach Danny Raines is impressed with the skillset of the Eagles (1-2).

“Fort Dale has some really good athletes, we will have to have a good week of practice in getting ready for Friday night,” Raines said.

Marengo County at Keith: The Bears (2-2, 1-1 Region 3, Class 1A) travel to Marengo County in a contest that may determine second place and a home playoff game. The Bears lead the series 9-1, but lost 28-16 in 2015.

Running back Javon Richardson is coming off a 260 yard, four  touchdown performance against University Charter.

Evangel Montgomery at Meadowview Christian School (Thursday): The Trojans (0-4) continue to chase their first win of the season, hosting Evangel Montgomery at Wasden Field.