Closer look at Thursday's high school football games

September 4, 2013 

SPENCER VS.RANDOLPH-CLAY

Where: Memorial Stadium

Time: 7 p.m.

Records: Spencer 0-1, Randolph-Clay 0-1

Last week: Spencer lost to Carver 40-3; Randolph-Clay lost to Hancock Central 33-14

Last meeting: Randolph-Clay beat Spencer 34-33.

Series record: Last year's game was the teams' only meeting.

You need to know: Spencer lost a heartbreaker to Randolph-Clay last year as the Greenwave rallied with two touchdowns in the closing minutes but still fell a point short. DeMarkus Robins scored three touchdowns and rushed for 125 yards. … Randolph-Clay also started 1-0 last season, then won three in a row.

JORDAN VS. NORTHSIDE

Where: Kinnett Stadium

Time: 7 p.m.

Records: Jordan 0-1, Northside 0-1

Last week: Jordan lost to Hardaway 51-18; Northside lost to Shaw 20-2

Last meeting: Northside beat Jordan 41-14.

Series record: Northside leads series 8-1 with five straight wins. Jordan's lone win came 18-14 in 2007.

You need to know: Jordan quarterback Will Harris threw for 168 yards and three touchdowns last week. His favorite target was Javante West, who caught six passes for 123 yards. … With the loss last week, Jordan's run of losses reached 25 straight. … Northside will try to gets its offense on track. The Patriots were limited to 131 yards of offense -- 53 yards on the ground and 78 through the air.

CENTRAL AT CARVER-MONTGOMERY

Where: Cramton Bowl

Time: 8 p.m.

Records: Central 1-0 (0-0 Class 6A Region 3), Carver-Montgomery 1-0 (0-0)

Last week: Central beat Russell County 34-15; Carver-Montgomery beat Prattville 20-7.

Last meeting: Central won 27-14 last season.

Series record: Central leads series 10-4. Before last season's meeting in Phenix City, the last meetings came in 2005. Carver-Montgomery won twice that year, once in the regular season and once in the first round of the state playoffs.

You need to know: This the region opener for both teams. … The loser of this game can rebound as Carver-Montgomery did last year in rallying to win the region championship. … In last week's win, Traveon Samuel rushed for 149 yards and four touchdowns.

-- Kevin Price

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