Walker hosts Brewer; Curry travels to 2nd-ranked Hartselle
by Ben Hamilton
Oct 06, 2011 | 1149 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Walker Vikings look to break the .500 mark this week.

Playing three of their next four games at home, the Vikings host Brewer Friday in another Class 5A, Region 6 clash.

Walker (3-3 overall, 2-2 in region play) is coming off a 46-6 win over Hayden and has won back-to-back games.

The Vikings scored 17 points in the final three minutes of the first half to put last week’s game away. With Walker holding a 7-0 lead late in the second quarter, Eric Vinson sparked the Vikings with a 47-yard interception return for a touchdown, his third pick of the year.

Walker’s defense intercepted three passes, two returned for touchdowns, and had a pair of impressive goal-line stands.

The Vikings finished with 320 total yards, 183 rushing on 44 carries, while Hayden managed 303 yards, 187 through the air.

The Vikings are 5-0 all time against Brewer, taking last year's game 50-15, and have outscored the Patriots 240-60 during the series.

Brewer (0-6, 0-4) comes in winless this year after falling 53-25 last week to Cullman.

The Patriots have been outscored by a combined 293-78 this season and have lost 12 of their last 13 games.

Walker averages 26.5 points a game and gives up 18.5

Brewer manages just 13 points per game while allowing 48.8.

All games kick off at 7 p.m. Friday.

Curry at No. 2 Hartselle

The Curry Yellow Jackets came up short at Mortimer Jordan 42-14 last week.

Needing a win to secure a spot in the playoffs, the Yellow Jackets travel to 2nd-ranked Hartselle for a tough 5A, Region 6 road game.

Hartselle is still unbeaten this year at 6-0 overall and 4-0 in region play.

The Tigers have a stingy defense, allowing only 34 points all season (5.6 a game), while scoring 37.2

Curry (4-2, 3-1) has dropped back-to-back games by a combined 90-21 after starting the year with four straight wins.

The Yellow Jackets are averaging 26.2 points a contest while giving up 26.3

Hartselle is 5-0 all time against Curry and won last year’s meeting 47-6. The Tigers have won 14 of their last 15 overall.