Aiming for crucial region wins

Published 3:01 pm Friday, September 19, 2008

This week marks some very important regional games for local teams.

Several of them are at a key point of the season, and these games will impact the rest of the season and probably even the postseason.

Greenville vs Selma

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Greenville looked pretty good last week against Monroe County, so it looks like they’re on the way up.

Even though Selma is 3-0, I don’t know how good the quality of those wins are.

Playing at home, the Tigers will be hungry for another area win to keep the roll toward the postseason going.

Greenville 27, Selma 18

Fort Dale at Hooper

While the Colts aren’t as good as the Pike Lib team that Fort Dale pushed to the limit last week, they’re still no slouch.

They played relatively well against the Patriots earlier in the season, and they also played well against Glenwood, even though that was also a loss.

You can bet the Eagles don’t want their second straight region loss, and I don’t think that’ll happen with the short trip up I-65.

Fort Dale 42, Hooper 31

Georgiana vs Frisco City

Georgiana’s record isn’t a fair indication of how the team has been playing.

They had close, tough losses against J.U. Blacksher and Marengo.

Granted, they were out-matched against Shelby County, but the score was 28-14 at halftime.

Finally, they have a home game and are desperately in need of a region win against Frisco City.

The Whippets (quite possibly the best mascot in the state) have also had their struggles this year.

I expect the Panthers to break their streak, even though they’re having to fight through injuries.

Georgiana 22, Frisco City 13

McKenzie at Pleasant Home

This is one of McKenzie’s rivalry games.

Last year they had it circled on the calendar, and you can bet that PHS has it circled this year.

Unfortunately for them, I don’t think the Eagles have the firepower to follow through.

The Tigers have an explosive offense, and they’re always a danger to go the distance no matter what the called play is.

As long as McKenzie doesn’t lose focus after the big win over Ariton, they should be able to pick up another region win over Pleasant Home.

McKenzie 38, PHS 6

Last week: 4-0

Current record: 8-4