Per Times Daily
Austin (2-0) at Florence (1-1)
The skinny: Florence appears to have a challenge in every region game it plays this year, and that starts with this game against an Austin team that is probably one of the state's hottest. … The Black Bears blasted a pair of 6A teams – Hartselle and rival Decatur – 45-14 and 56-14, respectively. … Tybo Williams and Jevon Jackson each ran for over 100 yards last week, according to The Decatur Daily. … Florence responded well to a disappointing season-opener by handling Buckhorn 33-20 last week. … Dee Beckwith was the star for Florence, with two receiving TDs and two passing TDs. … Gardner Flippo was 5-for-7 for 175 yards. … Austin beat Florence 17-9 last year in part thanks to a goal-line stand. … Florence leads the series 7-6 but Austin has won four straight.
TimesDaily pick: Austin
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