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Strap ’em on

Many teams in the area are fighting for playoff berths and some are looking to secure home field advantage.

Only Pike Liberal Arts and Zion Chapel will compete within their home confines. The Rebels will also celebrate their homecoming.

Here is a look at tonight’s area action. All game times are 7 p.m.

Charles Henderson (2-3 Overall, 2-1 Region) at Russell County (1-4, 1-2)

The Trojans look to overcome two disappointing losses to Valley (21-20) and Greenville (20-17). Both defeats came in the final seconds with Greenville scoring on a tipped pass that was caught in the endzone with thirty seconds remaining.

Charles Henderson showed some life in the passing games as Joe Bradley threw for over 100 yards for the second time this season.

With Valley and Eufaula facing off tonight, the region standings will begin to clear up with the Trojans still in the hunt for the region title if they can pick up a road victory tonight.

Prattville Christian (1-5, 1-2) at Pike Liberal Arts (3-2, 1-2)

Pike rounds out their non-region stretch with a rematch of last season’s first round playoff contest with the Panthers.

Prattville Christian has struggled thus far and catch a Patriot squad who is beginning to peak.

Running back Nick McLaughlin has rushed for over 250 yards in both of Pike’s last two games. Look for more of the same for the Patriot offence.

Goshen (3-2, 2-1) at Calhoun (0-5, 0-3)

Goshen has overcome a slow start and several blows to their offensive front to put themselves in prime position in the Class 2A region standings.

Bart Snyder’s team has gelled over the last two weeks and can show that stability with a win tonight.

New Brockton (1-4, 1-2) at Zion Chapel (4-1, 2-1)

New Brockton’s large offensive and defensive front could present problems for the Rebels but the team has found a way to end up on the high end of the scoreboard.

If Zion Chapel can come away victorious in their homecoming game, region opponents will be assured of their contender status.

Pike County (0-5, 0-3) at Opp (3-2, 3-0)

Pike County limps in at 0-5 for the first time since 1998.

The Bulldogs face a tough Opp team looking to keep pace with Abbeville and Slocomb, who are all 3-0 coming into tonight in region play.