Three teams celebrate homecoming at regular season’s half
Published 11:00 am Friday, September 20, 2019
The halfway mark of the regular season is also homecoming week for three local teams tonight. Beulah, LaFayette and Lanett are all hosting homecoming festivities this week.
The Bobcats of Beulah (3-1, 1-1) are ready to host Southside High School, Selma (1-2). Last Friday, Beulah got a huge road 60-6 victory at Prattville Christian Academy. Junior quarterback Kaleb Abney completed 8-of-9 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns in the effort. Southside is coming off of a 63-6 loss to Pike Road. In 2018, Beulah defeated Southside 42-34.
LaFayette (2-1, 2-0) is hosting Reeltown (4-0) in a region showdown. The Bulldogs are coming off of a dominating 50-16 win over Thorsby to avenge last season’s 18-14 loss to the region opponent. Senior KeAndrae Peterson returned an interception 95 yards for a touchdown in last week’s victory. Reeltown is coming off of a 40-0 win over Horseshoe Bend last week. In 2018, Reeltown outlasted the Bulldogs with a 28-21 victory.
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1A No.5-ranked Lanett (4-0, 2-0) hosts Notasulga (1-2) tonight. The Panthers are coming off of a 54-6 Autaugaville blowout victory last Friday night. Notasulga is coming off of a 26-14 loss to Spring Garden. In 2018, Lanett shut Notasulga out 42-0.
AISA No. 3-ranked Chambers Academy (4-0, 1-0) heads on the road for the first time this season tonight to face Southern (3-0). The Rebels are coming off of a 59-14 victory over Cornerstone Christian. Southern is coming off of an open week after defeating South Choctaw 40-20 on Sept. 6. In 2018, Chambers Academy defeated Southern 42-7.
Springwood School (2-2, 0-1) hosts its home-opener tonight against region-opponent AISA No. 1-ranked Autauga Academy (1-1). The Wildcats are coming off of a 42-8 loss at Edgewood Academy last week. Autauga Academy is coming off of an open week after losing to Vernon in Florida on Sept. 6. In 2018, Autauga defeated Springwood 63-0.
Troup County (3-0) will play the role of the visitor tonight at Callaway Stadium against Callaway (2-1). The Tigers are coming off of a 27-21 win over Harris County in a late-game thriller. The Cavaliers are coming off of a 69-0 win over Cross Keys. In 2018, Troup County topped Callaway 37-20. Last season’s matchup including the viral moment from now-Georgia State freshman wide receiver Jamari Thrash blowing a kiss to the Cavaliers’ defense on his way into the end zone.
Valley (2-2, 2-0) heads on the road to face Carroll tonight. The Rams are coming off of a 20-14 win over Greenville last Friday night to take an early lead in the Class 5A, Region 2 race. Carroll is coming off of a 10-6 loss at Tallassee last week. In 2018, Carroll defeated Valley 21-17.