Week Three Preview: Short Notice Turn Around


Decatur (3-0) at Cullman (2-1)

Date: Thursday, Sept. 8
Time: 7 pm
Location: Woodard Stadium
Last week: Decatur defeated Athens 26-14; Cullman lost to Hartselle 34-3

Last meeting: Cullman defeated Decatur 17-14 last season. The Bearcats have won 3 in a row but the Red Raiders lead the series 34-18-2.

Notes: Decatur is 3-0 for the first time since 2010 when they finished 9-2.

Game Averages


Offense: 39-7 ppg
Defense: 9.3 ppg


Offense: 19.3 ppg
Defense: 21.7 ppg

Columbia (0-3) at #9 Hartselle (3-0)

Date: Thursday, Sept. 8
Time: 7 pm
Location: J.P. Cain Stadium
Last week: Hartselle defeated Cullman 34-3, Columbia lost to Muscle Shoals 68-0

Last meeting: Hartselle defeated Columbia by forfeit last season. The Tigers lead the series 6-0.

Notes: Hartselle has outscored their previous two opponents 73-9. Columbia enters the game on a 65-game losing streak, which dates back to Oct. 23, 2015.

Game Averages


Offense: 4.7 ppg
Defense: 57.7 ppg


Offense: 39.3 ppg
Defense: 8.7 ppg

Austin (1-2) at Florence (2-1)

Date: Thursday, Sept. 8
Time: 7 pm
Location: Braley Stadium
Last week: Austin defeated Sparkman 24-21 (OT); Florence defeated Albertville 49-7

Last meeting: Florence defeated Austin 45-28 last season. The series is tied 8-8.

Notes: Austin had a six-game series win streak broken last season.

Game Averages


Offense: 18.3 ppg
Defense: 31.3 ppg


Offense: 31.3 ppg
Defense: 28.3 ppg

West Morgan (3-0) at Central-Florence (1-1)

Date: Friday, Sept. 8
Time: 7 pm
Location: Wildcats Stadium
Last week: West Morgan defeated Brooks 53-7; Central-Florence defeated Wilson 45-14

Last meeting: West Morgan defeated Central-Florence 27-24 last season. The  series is tied 1-1.

Notes: West Morgan is 3-0 for the first time since 2008 and is looking to start 4-0 for the first time since 2003.

Game Averages

West Morgan

Offense: 47.7 ppg
Defense: 9.3 ppg


Offense: 38.0 ppg
Defense: 24.5 ppg

DAR (0-3) at Priceville (3-0)

Date: Thursday, Sept. 8
Time: 7 pm
Location: Bulldogs Stadium
Last week: Priceville defeated Madison County 35-0; DAR lost to New Hope 28-20

Last meeting: DAR defeated Priceville 38-13 in 2019. The Patriots lead the series 5-3.

Notes: Priceville is looking to start 4-0 for the first time since 2015. The Bulldogs have had multiple players rush for 100+ yards in each of their first three games.

Game Averages


Offense: 13.7 ppg
Defense: 33.3 ppg


Offense: 36.3 ppg
Defense: 18.3 ppg

Falkville (2-1) at Tanner (2-1)

Date: Friday, Sept. 8
Time: 7 pm
Location: Rip Swanner Stadium
Last week: Falkville defeated Sheffield 32-7; Tanner defeated Tharptown 63-0

Last meeting: Tanner defeated Falkville 35-28 last season. The Rattlers lead the series 21-9-2.

Notes: Falkville's Caden Burnett has accounted for 10 touchdowns this season.

Game Averages


Offense: 37.7 ppg
Defense: 22.7 ppg


Offense: 51.3 ppg
Defense: 33.3 ppg

Coosa Christian (1-2) at #10 Decatur Heritage (2-1)

Date: Thursday, Sept. 8
Time: 7 pm
Location: Rebels Stadium
Last week: Decatur Heritage lost to Valley Head 57-35; Coosa Christian defeated Gaylesville 42-6

Last meeting: Decatur Heritage defeated Coosa Christian 56-16 in 2019. The Eagles lead the series 3-1.

Notes: The Eagles are looking to bounce back from their first region loss since 2018.

Game Averages

Coosa Christian

Offense: 16.3 ppg
Defense: 23.0 ppg

Decatur Heritage

Offense: 28.3 ppg
Defense: 31.7 ppg

Brewer (1-2) at East Limestone (1-2)

Date: Friday, Sept. 9
Time: 7 pm
Location: Cavnar Stadium
Last week: Brewer lost to Ardmore 37-20, ; East Limestone lost to Fairview 42-14

Last meeting: East Limestone defeated Brewer 49-7 last season. The Indians lead the series 4-0.

Notes: This is the first of four straight region road games for Brewer.

Game Averages


Offense: 13.3 ppg
Defense: 28.3 ppg

East Limestone

Offense: 21.0 ppg
Defense: 40.7 ppg

J.B. Pennington (2-1) at Danville (1-2)

Date: Friday, Sept. 9
Time: 7 pm
Location: Smith-Owens Stadium
Last week: Danville defeated Susan Moore 35-28 (OT); J.B. Pennington lost to Madison Academy 49-7

Last meeting: Danville defeated Pennington 10-7 in 2009. The Tigers lead the series 3-2.

Notes: Ben Ellenburg passed for a career-high 245 last week in the Hawks' OT win over Susan Moore.

Game Averages

J.B. Pennington

Offense: 22.3 ppg
Defense: 22.7 ppg


Offense: 18.7 ppg
Defense: 31.0 ppg