Selma, Southside face crucial Region contests

Published 11:16 am Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Selma and Southside both are in crucial Region contest this week

The Saints hosts Marbury on Thursday, while the Panthers visit Prattville Christian Academy Friday. All games kickoff at 7 p.m.

Marbury at Selma: The Saints (4-2, 2-1 Region 3, Class 5A) can move closer to hosting a first-round playoff game in November.

“Every Region game we play is big for us,” Saints coach Willie Gandy said. “We want to not only get in the playoffs, but we want to host. That means we must win out in Region play.”

Safety Dakaari Nelson continues to show why he made All-State last year, averaging a Pick-6 in each game this season.

Southside at Prattville Christian Academy: The Panthers (2-3, 1-2) must win to keep any hopes of hosting a first-round playoff game. Southside has already lost to the top two teams, Trinity and St. James. A loss puts their playoff hopes in jeopardy.

“We’re just trying to put some wins together and get back on the winning track,” Southside coach Charles Moody said.

Morgan Academy at Bessemer Academy: The Senators (3-2) are peaking at the right time offensively during the final game of its road trip.

TB Clements (478 yards passing, six touchdowns), Rhyne Williams (12 catches for 133 yards.) CJ Crocker (nine catches for 156 yards ,three touchdowns), Allen Michael Creech (five catches for 114 yards ,two TDs) and  Allen Lightfoot (TD catch) shined for the Senators against Wilcox Academy.

“I’m so excited for our kids,” Senators coach Danny Raines said. “To be down 21-0, keep playing and to be able to come back is really remarkable. I couldn’t be happier for these guys. I’m so proud of them.”

Keith at A.L. Johnson: The Bears (3-3, 2-1) figure to get on track against winless A.L. Johnson (0-5, 0-3), a week before visiting fourth-ranked Sweetwater.

Saderreion Reubin ran for 163 yards and a touchdown against Southside. Running back Javon Richardson has scored 10 touchdowns this season.

American Christian Academy at Dallas County: The Hornets (1-4, 1-2 Region 3, Class 4A) will have their hands full against the state powerhouse Patriots (4-2, 3-0) at Martin Field in Plantersville.

Northriver Christian at Meadowview Christian School: The winless Trojans (0-6) host Northriver Christian at Wasden Field.