5 high school football games to watch in Mobile in Week 5
Here are five games to watch in Week 5 in Coastal Alabama.
All games are subject to change due to COVID-19 and weather. Please inquire with the home teams about possible restrictions on the number of spectators and ticket information. Most games have limited or no tickets available at the gate. Many games are shown on the NFHS network.
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BAYSIDE ACADEMY (4-0) AT TR MILLER (3-1)
Time / Place: Friday, 7pm, Municipal Stadium, Brewton
Last week: Bayside Academy beat Hillcrest Evergreen 24-21 in 2OTs. TR Miller defeated Chickasaw 52-6.
Class 3A, Region 1 Records: Both teams are 2-0.
In the air: none.
The Skinny: Bayside went undefeated when Joey Jones kicked a 27-yard FG in second overtime last week. The Admirals are 4-0 for the first time since 2011. The Bayside defense had four sacks and an interception. Charles St. Pierre and Joey Loper scored hasty TDs for the Admirals in regulation. Zach Kittrell scored a 7 yard TD run in the first overtime in fourth place. … The tigers rolled past Chickasaw. Blake Jernigan passed for 159 yards and 2 TDs and TR Miller rushed for 193 yards. Darius Webb had two catches for 53 yards and a punt return of 37 yards for a score. Jernigan finished 11-of-13 for 159 yards. … TR Miller leads the series 8-4, but Bayside has won two of the last three, including last year’s 30-29 win at Daphne. … TR Miller coach Brent Hubbert is five out of 200 wins away in his 20-year career. Bayside’s Phil Lazenby has 181 career wins and is four wins out of 100 away in his 14th year with the Admirals.
SARALAND (3-1) AT BLOUNT (3-1)
Time / place: Thursday, 7 p.m., Ladd Peebles Stadium, mobile
Last week: Saraland took a losing win from Baldwin County. Blount defeated Citronelle 26-0.
Class 6A, Region 1 records: Both teams are 2-0.
In the air: MCPSS-TV.
The Skinny: Saraland didn’t play last week after Baldwin County had to cancel due to COVID-19 concerns. The Spartans have missed two of their first four games. They decided not to travel to Hewitt-Trussville in week 2 due to pandemic issues and travel difficulties. Jeff Kelly’s team, however, was twice impressive. The Spartans defeated Theodore 42-21 and McGill-Toolen 42-14. QB Karson Green is 32-of-45 for 421 yards and 5 TDs in these two games. He was intercepted twice. He also rushed for 63 yards and 3 TDs on just eight stretches. Omarion Crawford ran 177 yards and has a score of 30 carry. Jarel Williams has 10 receptions for 156 yards and 2 TDs. CT Englebert has 3 TD receptions. Elijah Johnston leads the defense with 20 tackles. … Blount played his first real game last week, ruling out Citronelle. Lamarcus Brown threw three touchdown passes and Troy committed Jarris Williams also ran for 103 yards and a score. Louisiana Tech Commit Armani Diamond had three receptions for 97 yards and one touchdown, while Melvin Williams had three receptions for 69 yards and two TDs. … Saraland leads the series 4-2 and has won the last three games with Blount, including last year’s 17-6 win. Kelly is 86-29 in his 10th season with the Spartans. Lev Holly is 42-19 in six years with Blount.
ST. PAUL’S (4-0) AT FAITH ACADEMY (4-0)
Time / Place: Friday 7pm, Ram Field, Mobile
Last week: St. Paul def. UMS-Wright 34-32; The Faith Academy defeated LeFlore 50-6.
Class 5A, Region 1 Records: St. Pauls 1-0; Faith Academy 2-0
In the air: none.
The Thin: The Saints rallied to defeat UMS-Wright in the Battle of Old Shell Road. Bestor McFadden completed 14 of 18 passes for 146 yards and four touchdowns. St. Paul’s also got another lift from Army Commit Javonte Graves-Billips, rushing for 130 yards and a TD with only 13 stretches. He now has 327 yards and 4 TDs on 34 carries this year. Will Passeau caught 3 TD passes last week and now has four for the season. … Faith has beaten his last two opponents (Elberta and LeFlore) with 102: 20. Gabe Broadus and Christian Burnett scored two goals each in their win over LeFlore last week. Colton Wood ran for a TD and threw a TD pass and Shemar James scored on a 10 yard run. The Rams have won the last 16 regular season games from 2017. Faith has never beaten St. Paul’s (0-10). The Rams were outscored in these games with 413-110 points.
THEODORE (3-1) AT MURPHY (4-0)
Time / place: Friday 7 p.m., Ladd Peebles Stadium, mobile
Last week: Theodore def. Daphne 21-20 in OT; Murphy defeated MGM 31-13.
Class 7A, Region 1 Records: Both teams are 3-0.
In the air: WJTC-UTV 44
The Skinny: The Bobcats have won three games in a row since their season opener defeat at Saraland, brought about by the surprise of then No. 7 Daphne at home. Sheldon Russ, Brandon Jones and Tyree Pharr brought charges against Theodore defense attorneys to rave about Daphne, who trailed Veontai Williams for a loss on a 2-point run attempt in first overtime and saved the win. Kierstan Rogers scored two goals in his first second leg after leaving the Saraland game with an injury. Ryheem Quinney also scored on a 5 yard run. … Murphy is 4-0 for the first time since 2013. Tanaka Scott had three touchdowns – two receiving and one rushing – against the Vikings last week. QB Alex Howell threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns. Khalil Johnson had a 14 yard TD run and Raeshun Kidd Bryant had a 10 yard run. … The Panthers lead the overall series 33-22, but Theodore has won the last two games with a combined result of 79-7.
POWER (2-1) AT MOBILE CHRISTIAN (3-0)
Time / Place: Friday, 7pm, Lamar Harrison Field, Mobile
Last Week: Vigor lost 34-14 to Jackson; Mobile Christian defeated WS Neal 38: 9.
Class 4A Records, Region 1: Force 1-1; Mobile Christian 2-0
In the air: WNSP-FM 105.5
The Skinny: This is the first meeting between the two teams. … The Wolves lose 34-14 at Jackson. They defeated WS Neal on September 4 20-12 for John McKenzie’s first win as the team’s head coach. The Wolves have two new players on their roster starting this week. Anthony Mix Jr. and Jermaine Coleman who started the season in Saraland are now with Vigor. … Mobile Christian had a 31-0 lead at WS Neal last week thanks to two touchdowns from Devin Harris on a 1-yard run and an interception return for a score. Also in the first half, Johnny Schmitz threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to East Carolina to sign Toler Keigley, Kenneth Flott came off the 1-yard line, and Jackson Chandler kicked a 40-yard field goal for the Leopards. Harris scored again for Mobile Christian on a 25-yard shot in the final quarter. … Ronnie Cottrell will be 43-13 years old in five years and the Leopard’s head coach.
COASTAL ALABAMA WEEK 5 SCHEDULE
All games are subject to change due to weather and / or COVID-19 concerns.
Escambia County in St. Michael (City Stadium, Fairhope)
Saraland in Blount (Ladd Peebles Stadium)
Baldwin County in Fort, Spain
Bayside Academy at TR Miller
BC rain near Elberta
Clarke County at St. Luke’s
Davidson at Fairhope
Excel at Hillcrest Evergreen
Flomaton at Chickasaw
Foley in Daphne (WHEP-AM 1310)
Greene County in Orange Beach (CANCELED)
LeFlore at Satsuma
Leroy in Thomasville
Lighthouse (Fla.) In Cottage Hill
McGill tools at Citronelle
Millry at Southern Choctaw
Robertsdale on the Gulf Coast
St. Paul at Faith Academy
Theodore in Murphy (Ladd)
Kraft at Mobile Christian
Washington County at JU Blacksher
Williamson at WS Neal
Mary G. Montgomery at Baker
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