Lynn, Parrish seek second win
by W. Brian Hale
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State-record holder Brody Meeks will take his offensive show on the road this week as the Lynn Bears head to Parrish for a clash between a pair of teams who have two wins between them.

Meeks, who recently broke the state record for all-purpose yardage, leads the area in both passing and rushing yards. He has 2,133 yards of offense and 19 total touchdowns.

His top receiving target, Ben Cagle, has already eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in receiving yards this season with 1,065 yards along with 11 touchdowns.

This season has been a tough year for both teams, with the Tornadoes picking up their only win against Berry in week four, 28-12 — while the Bears defeated in-county rival Winston County, 47-38, in the season opener.

Both teams have struggled to stop the opposition this year, with Parrish (1-6) giving up over 40 points per game and Lynn (1-6) surrendering over 53 points a contest. The Bears, led by Meeks and Cagle, have fared better on offense — producing over 27 points a game to the Tornadoes’ 18 points a contest.

Parrish, which has been decimated by injuries this season, leads the overall series with Lynn, 20-16 and won last year’s meeting, 44-31.


Class 4A

Carbon Hill (0-7) at Corner (3-4)

Corner brings its slim playoff hopes into today’s game against Carbon Hill, the last-place team in 4A, Region 4.

To make the postseason the Yellow Jackets will need to beat Carbon Hill and undefeated Bibb County next week. Corner is currently in fifth-place in the area behind Bibb County, Calera, Jemison and Dora.

Today’s game marks the first of three home games to end the season for Corner.

Carbon  Hill, which has lost its last 17 games, come into tonight’s clash at Corner Field looking to break its losing streak and gain momentum going into the final two games of the season.

Carbon Hill will be without head coach Rodney Dollar, who will miss at least the next two games after suffering a stroke before last week’s contest. 


Class 5A

Moody (5-2) at Curry (1-6)

The Yellow Jackets and Blue Devils arrive at tonight’s game as two teams going in opposite directions.

Curry has dropped all six of its previous games since an opening win over Carbon Hill, being outscored 357-128 by the opposition. Moody, which holds a four-game winning streak, has outscored the competition 254-150 and is in contention for Class 5A, Region 6’s third-place playoff spot.

Tonight’s homecoming matchup at Curry’s Hudson-O’Rear Field will be the second meeting between the programs, with Moody winning last year, 33-15.


Class 3A

Cordova (2-5) at Good Hope (5-2)

Coming off a narrow win over Danville behind a goalline stand, the Cordova Blue Devils leave Walker County for the last time in 2013 with a short trip to Good Hope.

Good Hope, which is locked in a three-way tie atop the Class 3A, Region 7 standings, looks to bolster its playoff position with a win over the Blue Devils.

Since starting the season 0-4, Cordova has won two of the last three games, beating Parrish and Danville and falling just short against Winston County.

Cordova’s offense was led by its ground attack last week with both Kenderra Taylor and Garrett Woods topping the 100-yard mark.


Class 1A

Southeastern (1-5) at Meek (1-6)

Meek looks to break a five-game losing streak at home tonight against Southeastern.

The Tigers fell out of the 1A, Region 6 race following back-to-back narrow losses to Sumiton Christian and Falkville early in the season. Since then, the Tigers have been outscored 134-32 in losses to Marion County, Addison and Ragland.

Southeastern, in its second season in the AHSAA, won its first ever game in Week 3, beating Holy Spirit 34-6. The Mustangs average just 10 points per game and are giving up an average of 33 points per game.

Meek won last year’s matchup 53-0.


Ragland (5-1) at Sumiton Christian (2-4)

Sumiton Christian looks to play the role of spoiler in today’s home game against Ragland.

The Eagles, losers of three straight games, host the Purple Devils, who are looking to help their region positioning with a victory.

Ragland is currently behind both Addison and Falkville in the 1A, Region 6 standings, but the Purple Devils have a key game against Falkville set for next week.

Ragland has averaged 47.6 points per game since falling to Addison in the season opener.

Today marks Sumiton Christian’s final home game of the year. The Eagles close the regular season with games at Southeastern and Corner.


Today’s games

Aliceville (5-2) at Oakman (6-1)

Walker (5-2) at Mortimer Jordan (4-3)

Addison (7-0) at Falkville (6-0)

Jemison (6-1) at Dora (4-3)

Lynn (1-6) at Parrish (1-6)

Carbon Hill (0-7) at Corner (3-4)

Moody (5-2) at Curry (1-6)

Cordova (2-5) at Good Hope (5-2)

Ragland (5-1) at Sumiton Christian (2-4)

Winston (3-4) at Hamilton (5-2)

Southeastern (1-5) at Meek (1-6)

All games at 7 p.m.