Courtland comes to Brundidge for rematch with ‘Dogs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 4, 2001

Sports Editor

College football players talk trash.

Pro football players talk trash.

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And now it would seem that even a few high school athletes have got into the action.

Of course, high school ballers are usually not actively sought out by members of the media for pregame interviews,(they are still kids, after all), but some of these players are now using the world wide web as their outlet to taunt, disparage and generally run-down the competition.

If you don’t believe me, check out and some of the individual forums used to discuss Alabama high school football.

On to the games this week.

CHHS at Southside-Selma: What a match-up! The Panthers against the Trojans! Unbeaten CHHS vs. Southside!

Yeah, I know. Hard to get too excited about watching Hugh’s "Young Guns" feast on an overmatched Southside squad. 56-14 was the score last year. CHHS’s defense is better this time around. Charles Henderson 42, Southside 6

Courtland at Pike County: Revenge game. Courtland beat the Bulldogs by a hair last season when PCHS had to utilize frequent flyer miles just to get to Courtland. This season, Courtland’s No. 3 in 1A and won the state title two year’s ago. What does that mean? It means that two year’s ago they were better then everyone else in Class 1A. The Bulldogs are 3A and physical. PCHS 22, Courtland 13.

Georgiana at Goshen: I like Georgiana’s cheer. "GEORGIANA…GEORGIANA…GEORGIANA PANTHERS!!" Sorry, I was regressing into my Butler County personae. As to the game, Goshen let me down last week after I picked them to beat Red Level. But it’s homecoming at the Eagles’ Nest so that’s got to count for something, doesn’t it? For those neophytes around, Georgiana is also the home of the annual Hank Williams’ Day Festival. Which means absolutely nothing in the context of this football game. Goshen 24, Georgiana 13.

PLAS at Glenwood: What’s the term they use around Florida? Gator Bait. Glenwood is nicknamed the Gators and the way they’ve been chomping up opponents it appears that the name fits. Glenwood’s also the No. 1 team in the AISA. Mack Williams has got a group of fighters on his Patriots’ roster, but Glenwood’s got an army. Glenwood 42, PLAS 24.

Highland Home at Elba: If it rains in Elba on Friday night, the Flying Squadron are going to take this one big. The reason? If you lived in a place that flooded as much as Elba, even if you were just a young football player, wouldn’t you be nervous when it rained? On a serious note, Elba has got one of the finest campuses in the State of Alabama. But beauty won’t help them beat Highland Home. HHHS 35, Elba 14.

W.S. Neal at Luverne: W.S. Neal has been ranked in the Class 3A poll, but this game is in Luverne and the Tigers look to completely recovered from an opening season loss to Highland Home. Luverne 28, W.S. Neal 10.

And in a game that means absolutely nothing to anybody reading this column:

Coosa Valley Christian at Lakeside: Lakeside’s in Eufaula, but where the heck is Coosa Valley? I would guess in Coosa County. Okay, just checked the map. Coosa County is bordered by Elmore County to the south, Chilton to the west, Talladega to the north, and Tallapoosa to the east. At least it’s nice to know they’re all Christians up there. Coosa Valley 32, Lakeside 21.