Patrician looks to continue winning ways vs. Sumter Aca.
By By Josh Taylor/The Meridian Star
Sept. 20, 2001
Alabama football looks to get back on pace Friday night with a scramble of games.
Patrician at Sumter Academy
The Patrician Saints have been rolling over everyone in their path this year including a 16-12 win last week over Clarke Prep.
New Saints head coach Greg Gibson focuses on team unity as a main reason for their success.
Standing at 2-2 Sumter Academy is no pushover coming off a 30-12 win last week over Pickens.
Sumter quarterback Shane Martin's 116 yards passing last week may be a sign of things to come. Running back Chase LaCoste promises to be another threat.
This game is sure to be a classic football bash of helmets and heads.
Southern at South Choctaw Aca.
The South Choctaw Rebels look ahead to a tough game Friday night against traditionally strong Southern Academy.
The Rebel's season could be characterized as a rebuilding year as they sit in one of the toughest divisions in the state.
Led by senior quarterback Brad Johnson the Rebels try to improve on last year's 3-7 record.
Head coach Windham Pittman carries an impressive coaching resume including a state championship at Crenshaw Christian Academy.
Pittman will surely put up a fight against a strong Southern Academy team.
Livingston at Choctaw County
The Choctaw County Tigers dropped one 51-12 to traditionally strong Bibb County last week as they continue to feel the loss of key seniors from last year's championship team.
The Tigers, led by head coach Reginald Ruffin, field a team of young players.
So far senior cornerback Jamarcus Brown and senior free safety Walter Hampton have had good games leading the Tigers.
The Livingston Cougars battle to improve on last year's 0-9 record.
The Cougars face such divisional competition as Dallas County, Bibb County and recent addition Greene County.
Needless to say it's a stout division.
The Cougars and Tigers upcoming brawl will most likely be a defensive power struggle.
Sumter County at Greensboro
The Sumter County Wildcats played a competitive game last week losing 32-28 to Holt.
The Cats jumped out to an early lead with two touchdowns in the first quarter only to be taken in the end.
Head coach Willie Rumley is impressive with a team of young players. The Cats will most likely stay competitive and surprise a few people this season.
Greensboro got pummeled by Southern Choctaw 30-0 last week. This Friday's game may bring a victory home to the Cats.
Brantley at Southern Choctaw
The Southern Choctaw Indians laid down a 30-0 victory last week over Greene County.
Coming off last year's 10-2 season the Indians seem to be just as good despite losing many of last year's players.
This season started out as a question mark for head coach Larry Boykin, but seems to be a pleasant surprise.
The Indians have many players stepping up into leadership roles including defensive leader JoJo Dozier, and quarterbacks M.C. Causey and Bernard McGrew
Attitude seems to be the key as the Indians are sure to rough it up with Brantley Saturday night.