Column: Week 3 predictionsPublished 10:56am Friday, September 14, 2012
It’s time for another big intra-county matchup, this time between Luverne and Highland Home. CCA’s also got a big game at home, but most of the action will be in the north end of the county.
Luverne at Highland Home
Both of these teams are battling injuries to key players, so depth will be an issue.
Highland Home quarterback John Dunn left last week’s game with an ankle injury, and it remains to be seen if he’ll be playing at 100 percent in this game.
One of Luverne’s top defensive linemen, K’Deem Hamilton, also suffered an ankle injury over the weekend that’s expected to keep him out for a couple of weeks.
In addition to being an anchor on the defensive line, Hamilton also has a key spot on the offensive line, so Luverne has had to do some shuffling up front.
Depth has been an issue for Luverne all year, and that doesn’t help the situation.
From all accounts, the field conditions were horrible last week in Highland Home following all the rain, but the Squadron only managed 13 points against a Central team that is traditionally not very good.
Field conditions aside, HHS needs some playmakers to step up on offense or it could be a long night.
I expect it to be close since both teams have their issues.
LHS 20, HHS 13
Wilcox at CCA
Wilcox is coming to town, and even though they’re 0-3, they seem to be a good 0-3.
They lost to AAA teams Morgan and Monroe, and only lost to AA Southern Academy by two points.
The Cougars bounced back with a convincing win last week on the road against Coosa Valley, and I don’t think they’ll have any trouble keeping that going, especially at home.
CCA 42, Wilcox 20
Brantley at Florala
The Wildcats have had an interesting season — one big win and one big loss.
This early in the season, it’s tough to pick which direction a team is going.
Even if they’re on the upswing, I don’t think Brantley will have any trouble against Florala.
The Bulldogs made a number of mistakes last week against Kinston and still managed to pull off a solid win on the scoreboard.
Brantley 48, Florala 6
Overall record: 7-1