It’s hard to believe we’re already in Week 3 of the high school football season. I’ve decided to use this space to make picks on Wednesdays for the rest of the season.
We have five undefeated teams in East Central Alabama and seven teams still searching for the first win of the season. Here are my picks (Home teams in all caps):
Montgomery Academy over B.B. COMER: The Comer Tigers seem to be getting better and better each week. Their wins are coming, but I don’t know that they’ll pull it out this week.
TALLADEGA COUNTY CENTRAL over Winterboro: I haven’t seen TC Central play so far this season, but others who have tell me the Fighting Tigers have found a nice balance with the run and the pass. The Bulldogs have some speedy running backs, but Winterboro will have its hands full on Friday. I’m taking the home team in what I hope is a close game.
VICTORY CHRISTIAN over Jacksonville Christian: The Lions are off to an undefeated start this season and should be able to go to 3-0 this week. But only if they don’t overlook the Thunder of Jacksonville Christian. JCA had mistakes and miscues against Alabama School for the Deaf a couple of weeks ago, but the team is capable of beating VC if the Lions don’t come ready to play.
SYLACAUGA over Talladega: Man, I want to pick Talladega in this one. History says I should. Sylacauga is the better team this year. They were the better team last year too, but lost to the Tigers at Mary Dumas Stadium. I think the Aggies are tired of losing to their county rival and will come out victorious in 2009.
Hewitt-Trussville over PELL CITY: The Panthers have struggled so far this season and they’ll probably experience more growing pains before the year is over. The Huskies are just too strong for the young Panthers in this one.
Wadley over FAYETTEVILLE, CHILDERSBURG over Central-Coosa, CLEBURNE COUNTY over Munford, CORNERSTONE over Coosa Valley Academy, Ragland over JEFFERSON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, HANDLEY over Lincoln. ALABAMA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF over Indiana School for the Deaf.