Week 9 preview of prep football in Dallas County

Published 10:48 pm Wednesday, October 12, 2022

By Travis Gupton

The Selma Times-Journal

Selma and Morgan Academy control their own destiny for homefield advantage in round one of the state football playoffs next month.

Selma at Jemison: After struggling against Shelby County offensively last week the Saints are looking to get out to a faster start against Jemison.

The defense has played a big part in the success of the Saints this season.

“ The defense has been playing some excellent football,” Head Coach Will Gandy said. “ In each game, we played we have only given up one touchdown on average… Our defense has been really strong all year.”

The Saints are coming off a 29-0 win over Shelby County on homecoming last week.

Morgan Academy at Monroe Academy: The Senators 5-2)   are looking to make it five straight against a struggling Monroe Academy on the road. The Senators are coming off a 32-7 win against Autauga Academy.

During the four-game win streak, the Senators have outscored their opponents 173-57.

Senators star wide receiver Rhyne Williams will be out of this game with an injured foot.

Head Coach Danny Raines said that despite Monroe Academy’s struggles they still need to be taken very seriously.

“ They have some good athletes and they have some good wins including one over Valiant Cross,” Raines said. “ They also lost a tough game against Bessemer Academy. That could have gone either way. We will have to have a good week and be ready.”

Francis Marion at Southside: The battle-tested Panthers(  4-3, 2-2 Region 5, 3A) look to make it four in a row when they play at home against Marion. Marion coming into the game is 1-6 overall and 1-3 in 2A.

Dallas County at Bibb County: The Hornets (1-7, 1-5 Region 3, 4A) look for their second win of the season this Friday as they take on Bibb County. The Choctaws are having a successful season this year coming into the game with an overall record of 5-3.

The Hornets have lost three of their last four games. Their first win of the season came against Holt on September 16.

  Cornerstone Christian at Meadowview Christian School: The Trojans (0-8) continue to search for their first win of the season, in another 8-man football contest.

Keith (4-4) has an open date this week.