Three Dallas County schools celebrate Homecoming
Published 3:44 pm Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Selma, Dallas County and Morgan Academy are celebrating homecoming on Friday night. Keith and Southside travel for crucial Region contests.
Shelby County at Selma: The Saints (5-2, 3-1 Region 3, 5A) control their own destiny to host a playoff contest at Memorial Stadium. A homecoming victory all but clinches the second seed.
DaKaari Nelson and Marcus Walton remain the big-play offensive threats for the Saints.
Selma coach Willie Gandy is taking a different approach to homecoming.
“I’m a little more flexible this year than I have been in the past,” Gandy said. “At the end of the day, I’m not going to let the festivities get in the way of what we have to do on Friday night.”
Autauga Academy at Morgan Academy: The Senators (4-2) risk their three-game winning steak against fourth-ranked Autauga Academy.
Senator stars from last week’s win over Bessemer Academy were: T.B. Clements (three touchdown passes), Rhyne Williams (Pick-6, TD reception), John Allen Ingram (rushing TD), CJ Crocker (TD reception, two, two-point conversions) Allen Michael Creech (two two-point conversions), Allen Lightfoot (TD reception).
“I’m so glad for these kids, they did a great job of preparing all week and they performed superbly,” Senators coach Danny Raines said.
Keith at Sweetwater: The Bears (4-3, 3-1 Region 3, Class 1A) need a win against the defending Class 1A state champions to finish second in the region, hosting a first-round playoff game.
“It’s a chance to lock up the number two seed and host the playoffs,” Bears coach Anthony Lumpkin said. “Of course, our goal was to win the area which no doubt would have landed us the opportunity to host a first-round playoff game. We weren’t successful in securing a number one, but we still have a chance if we go out and play good football in all phases of the game.”
The Bears need strong performances from running backs Javon Richardson, Saderreion Reubin and quarterback Aveon Young to upset fifth-ranked Sweetwater.
Southside at Greensboro: The Panthers (3-3, 2-2 Region 5, 3A) got a much-needed win on the road at Prattville Christian Academy, boosting their playoff chances.
Derick Smith scored three touchdowns, while Roosevelt Towns III and Ernie Campbell each scored.
Hale County at Dallas County: The Hornets (1-5, 1-3 Region 3, 4A) host the Wildcats for homecoming at Martin Field in Plantersville.
If the game is close, special teams could give the Hornets an edge. Michael Harris is capable of making field goals, as evidenced against American Christian Academy.
Meadowview Christian Academy at Ezekiel Academy: The Trojans (0-7) continue to search for their first win of the season, another 8-man football contest.