Closer look at Friday night's high school football games

October 17, 2013 


When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Kinnett Stadium

Records: Northside 1-5, 0-1 Region 1-AAAAA. Harris County 5-1, 1-0.

Last week: Northside lost to Thomas County Central 62-7. Harris County beat Bainbridge 31-30.

Last meeting: Harris County won 48-0 last season.

Series: Harris County leads 3-1.

You need to know: Northside has lost four straight since a win over Jordan. … Harris County has won five straight.


When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Panther Stadium, Cusseta, Ga.

Records: Kendrick 2-4, 1-3 Region 5-AA. Chattahoochee County 2-4, 0-4.

Last week: Kendrick lost 31-22 to Bremen. Chattahoochee County lost 47-33 to Jordan.

Last meeting: Kendrick won 12-6 last season.

Series: Kendrick won the only meeting between the teams.

You need to know: Kendrick can't afford to have any more losses if it hopes to repeat last year's postseason berth.


When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Grisham Stadium, Carrollton, Ga.

Records: Shaw 2-4, 0-3 Region 5-AAAA. Carrollton 6-0, 3-0.

Last week: Shaw lost 49-0 to Sandy Creek. Carrollton beat Troup 49-12.

Last meeting: Carrollton won 45-12 last season.

Series: Carrollton leads 3-0.

You need to know: Shaw has scored just 14 points in its last three games.


When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Warren P. Sewell Field, Bowdon, Ga.

Records: Spencer 4-2, 3-1 Region 5-AA. Bowdon 7-0, 5-0.

Last week: Spencer beat Bremen 46-41. Bowdon beat Temple 48-13.

Last meeting: Bowdon won 61-28 last season.

Series: Bowdon won the only meeting between the teams.

You need to know: Spencer is in third place in the region, a game behind Heard County and 1 1/2 games behind Bowdon. The Greenwave are a half-game ahead of Bremen. … Spencer needs to go 2-2 in its final four games to assure itself of its first winning season since 1977.


When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Staples Stadium, Franklin, Ga.

Records: Jordan 2-5, 2-3 Region 5-AA. Heard County 5-1, 4-0.

Last week: Jordan beat Chattahoochee County 47-33. Heard County beat Manchester 54-13.

Last meeting: Heard County won 54-7 last season.

Series: Heard County leads series 5-0.

You need to know: Jordan is a game behind Bremen for the fourth and final playoff spot from 5-AA. Heard County is a half-game behind Bowdon for first in the region.


When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Rex Knight Stadium

Records: Schley County 1-5, 1-2 Region 4-A. Brookstone 3-3, 1-2.

Last week: Schley County beat Greenville 22-0. Brookstone beat Hawkinsville 19-14.

Last meeting: Brookstone won 35-27 last season.

Series: Brookstone leads series 12-1.

You need to know: Brookstone and Schley County are in a four-way tie for fourth in the region, a game behind Pacelli and two games behind Marion County and Dooly County. Unlike other classes, only the region champion in A is assured a spot in the playoffs. The other playoff berths are decided by power rankings. Brookstone is in 11th in the latest private-school power rankings. … Schley County ended a 6-game losing streak with its win last week.


When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Diemel Field

Records: Greenville 1-5, 1-2 Region 4-A. Pacelli 5-1, 2-1.

Last week: Greenville lost to Schley County 22-0. Pacelli lost to Marion County 28-14.

Last meeting: Greenville won 47-7 last season.

Series: Greenville leads series 25-6.

You need to know: Pacelli is in third place in 4-A, a game behind Marion County and Dooly County. Unlike other classes, only the region champion in A is assured a spot in the playoffs. The other playoff berths are decided by power rankings. Pacelli is in 10th in the latest private-school power rankings. … Greenville, which is 25th in the public-school rankings, scored 55 in its win over Central-Talbotton and 20 in a loss to Albany. In its other four games, the Patriots scored a total of 15.


When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Britt David Park.

Records: Calvary Christian 4-3. Crown Athletics 6-2.

Last week: Calvary Christian beat Horizon 52-0. Crown Athletics beat Holy Spirit 61-0.

Last meeting: Crown Athletics won 28-9 last season.

Series: Crown Athletics won the teams' only meeting last season.

You need to know: Calvary Christian hammered Horizon 52-0 last week.


When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Eagle Stadium, Buena Vista, Ga.

Records: Dooly County 4-2, 3-0 Region 4-A. Marion County 6-0, 3-0.

Last week: Dooly County beat Central-Talbotton 56-0. Marion County beat Pacelli 28-14.

Last meeting: Marion County won 12-7 last season.

Series: Marion County leads series 2-1.

You need to know: Marion County and Dooly County may well decide the 4-A title with this game. They are the last two unbeaten teams in the region. … Dooly County has allowed only 6 points in its three region games.


When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Bremen Athletic Field, Bremen, Ga.

Records: Manchester 4-2, 2-2 Region 5-AA. Bremen 4-3, 3-2.

Last week: Manchester lost to Heard County 54-13.

Last meeting: Manchester won 40-12 last season.

Series: Series is tied 2-2.

You need to know: Manchester has lost to the two unbeaten teams in the region. … The Blue Devils are in fifth place in the region, a game behind Spencer and a half-game behind Bremen. … Last year's meeting was the first since 1964.


When: 8 p.m.

Where: Centennial Field, Bainbridge, Ga.

Records: Hardaway 2-4, 0-1 Region 1-AAAAA. Bainbridge 2-4, 0-2.

Last week: Hardaway lost to Lee County 26-0. Bainbridge lost 31-30 to Harris County.

Last meeting: Bainbridge won 24-19 last season.

Series: Bainbridge leads series 4-1.

You need to know: It would appear that Hardaway, Bainbridge and Northside will battle it out for the fourth and final playoff berth from 1-AAAAA. … This was a game originally scheduled for Saturday at Kinnett, but Bainbridge bought the game and made it a home game.


When: 8 p.m.

Where: Panther Stadium, Smiths Station, Ala.

Records: Carver-Montgomery 5-2, 3-2 Class 6A Region 3. Smiths Station 7-0, 5-0.

Last week: Carver-Montgomery beat R.E. Lee 19-0. Smiths Station beat Opelika 3-0.

Last meeting: Carver-Montgomery won 41-3 last season.

Series: Carver-Montgomery won the teams' only meeting last season.

You need to know: Carver-Montgomery is a game behind Auburn and Opelika, who are tied for second in the region. … Smiths Station, which moved up to No. 2 beghind Hoover in the latest ASWA poll, can clinch its first region title since 1997 with a win.


When: 8 p.m.

Where: Corbett-Mitchell Stadium, Seale, Ala.

Records: Valley 4-3, 4-1 Class 5A Region 2. Russell County 4-3, 3-2.

Last week: Valley beat BTW 28-7. Russell County beat Marbury 55-19

Last meeting: Valley won 41-18 last season.

Series: Valley leads series 14-1.

You need to know: Valley and Eufaula are tied at 4-1, a game behind Benjamin Russell in the region standings. Russell County is next at 3-2. The Warriors could clinch their first playoff berth since 2001 with a win.


When: 8 p.m.

Where: Corbett-Mitchell Stadium, Seale, Ala.

Records: Glenwood 3-5, 2-3 AISA Class AAA Region 1. Tuscaloosa Academy 5-2, 3-1.

Last week: Glenwood beat Macon-East 45-21. Tuscaloosa Academy lost to Bessemer Academy 42-39.

Last meeting: Tuscaloosa Academy won 44-23 last season.

Series: Tuscaloosa Academy leads series 4-3.

You need to know: Glenwood is in fourth place in the region, 1½ games behind Tuscaloosa and Kingwood.

-- Kevin Price

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