Fort Dale to play key region matchup with Mobile Christian; Nados celebrate homecoming against CCA

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 9, 1999

After enjoying a 3-0 start, the Fort Dale Academy Eagles hope to snap its three-game losing streak this week when they host Mobile Christian in an important Alabama Independent School Association Class 3A West Region matchup. Kickoff is tentatively set for 7:30 p.m. at Eagle Field in Greenville.

The Eagles, 3-3 overall and 1-1 in region play, are coming off a disappointing 41-8 loss to the Morgan Academy Senators in Selma Friday night. Junior running back Jared Lowe scored the only touchdown of the evening on a one-yard run capping a nine-play 69 yard drive. Marshall Watts hit Jeff Buck with a pass for the two-point conversion. Lowe led the Eagles in rushing with 88 yards in 18 carries.

Mobile Christian, who enters Friday's matchup with a overall record of 4-2 and 1-1 in region play, is a young team with an abundance of talent led by senior running back Dustin Ott who rushed for well over 1,000 yards last season. This is Mobile Christian's last season in AISA as they plan to enter the Alabama High School Athletic Association through Class 3A next season. This will be the third ranked team in the last four weeks the Eagles have faced this season.

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In Georgiana, the Panthers hope to win consecutive games for the first time this season when they travel to face the Luverne Tigers at 7:30 p.m. The Panthers, 3-3 overall and 0-1 in area play, are coming off an impressive 33-12

Homecoming victory over Goshen. With the win, the Panthers picked up an important designated win that could come into play as a tiebreaker in case Georgiana, J.F. Shields and Red Level all finish at 1-1. Friday's game will also count toward the all-important tiebreaker as Georgiana hopes to snap a four game series losing streak against the 1-5 Tigers. Last season, Luverne claimed a hard fought 13-12 win over the Panthers at Harmon Field

At Greenville Academy, the Tornados will be celebrating Homecoming this Friday night when they host the Calvary Christian Academy Watchmen from Montgomery at 7:30 p.m.

After a huge win over Abbeville Christian, the Tornados came back to reality losing to Dixie Academy 39-16 in Louisville last week. The Tornados defeated the Watchmen in the Capitol City last year.

At Greenville High, the Tigers (0-6, 0-1) are hoping to enter the win column before playing consecutive area games this Friday night

when they host the 4-2 Demopolis Tigers at 7:30 p.m. The Tigers will try to snap their longest losing streak since 1979 when they went 1-8-1. Demopolis, who is seeking its first ever win in Tiger Stadium, is coming off a heartbreaking 15-13 loss to 4A power Thomasville High School. This is the final regular season home game for the Tigers.

At McKenzie, the Tigers (1-5) hope to overcome getting shutout for the second this season when they host Lochapoka at 7:30 p.m. The Indians are hoping to make the playoffs after being snubbed despite going 7-3 last season. On the other hand, the Tigers are building toward the final two area games of the season against J.U. Blacksher and Frisco City.

At Highland Home, the seventh ranked Flying Squadron (6-0) hopes to finally gain statewide respect when they travel to Clay County to face number one ranked Lineville High School at 7:30 p.m. This game could be a preview of the Class 2A state title game in December at Birmingham's Legion Field. The Flying Squadron hope to avenge a 48-23 home loss to Lineville as they put their undefeated season on the line. This is the first of two major challenges on the road for the Flying Squadron in consecutive weeks.

After facing last season's 2A runnerup this week, Highland Home travels to face defending 1A state champion and number one ranked Brantley for the undisputed regular season championship of Crenshaw County. The Bulldogs (6-0, 2-0), who clinched a playoff berth defeating Frico City 50-16, tuneup for their showdown with the Flying Squadron this week when they host Zion Chapel.